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Year in Review: Despite Pandemic, Kelly Administration Reaches Historic Accomplishments

Dec 30, 2020

TOPEKA – As 2020 ends, the Kelly Administration highlights progress made in Kansas despite unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we enter 2021, it’s important that we do not let the events of the last year be exclusively defined by hardship,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Due to good…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Start to 2021 Exporter of the Year Award Nominations

Dec 23, 2020

TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Department of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award. The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is the highest honor the Governor of Kansas awards to businesses. Exporters of the Year are considered best in…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Intention to Appoint Commerce Secretary David Toland to Become Lieutenant Governor

Dec 14, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced her intention to appoint David Toland, Secretary for the Kansas Department of Commerce, to become her Lieutenant Governor when current Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers vacates the position in January. “Replacing Lynn Rogers is no small task, but of all the candidates I considered,…

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Broadband Acceleration Grant Program now accepting submissions

Dec 11, 2020

TOPEKA – Prospective applicants for the Broadband Acceleration Grant Program at the Kansas Department of Commerce now may submit their intent to apply. The program was created to expand broadband access to rural and underserved communities across the state. Over the next 10 years, the program seeks to invest $85…

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Pretzels, LLC

Dec 9, 2020

Pretzels, LLC has announced plans to build a 146,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in the Lawrence Venture Park. The new facility will result in 281 new jobs and $88 million in new capital investment. The 42-year old Indiana-based company sells pretzels under the Harvest Road brand. Its product lineup also…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces New Pretzels, LLC Production Facility in Lawrence

Dec 9, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced a new Pretzels, LLC production facility in Lawrence. The company announced plans to build a 150,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Venture Park. The company worked closely with the Kansas Department of Commerce throughout the process. “Food manufacturing has been growing at an…

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Governor Laura Kelly Introduces Program to Provide Broadband Access to Rural and Underserved Communities

Nov 30, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the introduction of the new Broadband Acceleration Grant Program to expand broadband access to rural and underserved communities across the state. This year marks the first time in Kansas history that there has been a concerted, statewide, bipartisan effort to fund increased broadband…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Three New Openings in Program to Revitalize Downtown Corridors, Strengthen Economic Development

Nov 23, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Kansas Main Street program will be accepting applications for up to three new communities in the state interested in joining. The Main Street program – designed to develop and strengthen downtown corridors – has been a proven success for rural communities throughout…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Nearly 2,000 Small Businesses Recipients of $37.5 Million in Grants

Nov 19, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly today announced that nearly 2,000 Kansas small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive a share of $37.5 million in Small Business Working Capital (SBWC) grants.

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Governor Kelly Recognizes Creekstone Farms as 2020 Kansas Exporter of the Year

Nov 19, 2020

TOPEKA –Governor Laura Kelly today recognized Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC as the winner of the 2020 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, the top export business award presented by the state. Creekstone was one of five finalists for this award, joined by Kice Industries of Wichita, Petron Plus Global…

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