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Governor Laura Kelly Announces URBN Partnership to Create Up to 2,000 Jobs and Approximately $350 Million Kansas Investment

August 5, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Urban Outfitters’ Inc. (URBN) new 880,000-square-foot omni-channel distribution center will be located on ancillary land at Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County. The partnership between the State of …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Department of Commerce’s Third KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair

July 28, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the third KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair will be held today, Tuesday, July 28, through Thursday, July 30. “We need to maintain a strong, healthy workforce in …

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56 Kansas Cities and Counties to Receive Community Development Block Grants to Support Coronavirus Response

July 23, 2020

TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly announced today a second round of Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV) funds to 56 Kansas communities. A total of more than $7.2 million is being disbursed to assist communities …

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Governor Laura Kelly and Department of Commerce Launch New Kansas Certified Sites Program

July 22, 2020

TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Department of Commerce’s launch of the new Kansas Certified Sites program, a critical tool that will help accelerate economic development efforts throughout the state. The program, originally created and …

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Department of Commerce strengthens team with new Deputy Secretary and Community Development Director

July 14, 2020

TOPEKA – Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced the hiring of two economic development professionals to help direct business and community development efforts for the state. William (Bill) Murphy will become the new …

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Commerce Secretary outlines vision for Kansas with Greater Wichita Partnership

July 10, 2020

TOPEKA – Under the direction of Governor Laura Kelly, Secretary of Commerce David Toland this morning outlined key initiatives for participants at the annual Mid-Year Investor Meeting of the Greater Wichita Partnership. Secretary Toland discussed …

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Kelly administration launches KanVet site to help veterans find careers in Kansas

July 10, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the launch of the new KANSASWORKS KanVet website. The new site provides access to State of Kansas veteran-specific resources and benefits on a one-stop, convenient webpage. “Kansas veterans …

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Merck Animal Health Announces $100 Million Investment in its DeSoto, Kansas, Manufacturing Operations

June 29, 2020

DESOTO – Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, today announced an investment of $100 million in facility expansion and enhancement efforts in its U.S. manufacturing site in DeSoto, …

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Department of Commerce extends deadline for Individual Development Account Administrator applications

June 26, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is extending its Request for Proposals seeking qualified organizations to administer the Individual Development Account (IDA) program. The new deadline for applications is July 14. The Kansas IDA …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announced Kansas Wind Farm Construction

June 18, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Enel Green Power has begun construction work on a new 199 MW addition to the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County, Kansas. The $281.4 million expansion …

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