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KANSASWORKS issues Workforce Centers operations update

March 17, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers will be taking actions to reduce contact and maintain social distancing as directed by the Centers for Disease Control. KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers will remain …

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Kansas Commerce among the best in the nation

March 12, 2020

Topeka, Kan. –The Kansas Department of Commerce is pleased to announce our own Business Recruitment Director, Alicia Janesko Hutchings was named one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers for 2020 by Consultant Connect. Congratulations …

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Sage Restoration March 2020

March 10, 2020

Business Name: Sage Restoration Owner’s Email: Contact Number: 913-905-0500 Address: 6520 W 110th St Ste 101 Overland Park, KS 66211 Website:   How long have you been in business:  Sage Restoration was founded …

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Department of Commerce hires a new Regional Project Manager

March 9, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce welcomes a new Regional Project Manager for Southwestern Kansas. Jonathan Clayton joins Commerce as the Southwest Regional Project Manager covering 18 counties. Clayton previously served in the private …

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Kansas Exports Increase in 2019

March 6, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Kansas exports totaled $11.6 billion in 2019, up 0.25 percent over 2018. Nationally, U.S. exports experienced a 1.25 percent decline during the same period. “Seeing Kansas exports rise in the face of …

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Advantage Kansas: Future Focused, Future Ready

March 6, 2020

When she was elected, Governor Kelly promised to be “the education Governor.” Since the start of her administration, she’s made good on that commitment by increasing funding for public schools and working to align education …

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Federal loans and grants available to bring high-speed broadband to rural areas

March 4, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas State Department of Commerce announces today that applications are being accepted for the second round of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Program. ReConnect is a USDA program that furnishes loans …

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Kansas Main Street gets a makeover

March 2, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The popular Kansas Main Street program that was re-established in 2019 now has a new look! The new Kansas Main Street logo was unveiled today by the Kansas Department of Commerce to …

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Renewing the Angel Investor Tax Credit

February 21, 2020

It’s been a busy Legislative Session so far at the Department of Commerce. In addition to updating the Legislature and providing annual reports on our state’s incentive programs, our agency has some key priorities for legislation that …

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39 Kansas towns to receive Community Development Block Grants

February 13, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today the award of more than $17 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to 39 Kansas communities.A total of $17,486,103 in federal funds is being …

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