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Department of Commerce introduces Live Chat to help businesses applying for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Apr 6, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce launched a Live Chat feature on its COVID-19 Response webpage today specifically to provide support to Kansas businesses and nonprofits applying for Economic Injury Disaster Loans through the U.S. Small Business Association. The SBA approved Governor Laura Kelly’s disaster declaration request for…

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Department of Commerce launches COVID jobs website

Apr 1, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce today launched a new jobs website, connecting job seekers with Kansas businesses hiring to fill urgent needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 jobs site, kansasworks.com/coronavirus, allows employers from essential industries to quickly and easily post critical positions that need to be…

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Wilson Glass

Mar 25, 2020

Wilson Glass from St. Joseph, MO announced plans to build a 5,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the Urban Hess Business Park in Tonganoxie, Kansas. The company manufactures window frames and installs windows throughout the Kansas City area. Wilson Glass will employ 5 people to start with plans to expand…

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Superior Boiler

Mar 25, 2020

Superior Boiler announced it will relocate its Richmond, Virginia, subsidiary to Hutchinson, Kansas. The company expects to add more than 50 jobs in Hutchinson over the next three to five years and all 30 employees who work in Richmond will be offered positions in Hutchinson. The Richmond subsidiary will move into…

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$5 million of HIRE Fund loans have been awarded to Kansas hospitality businesses

Mar 24, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Within 48 hours of Governor Laura Kelly announcing the establishment of the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund, all $5 million allocated for the loan program have been awarded. “The hospitality industry in Kansas was one of the first to be hit financially by the COVID-19 crisis,”…

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Kansas small businesses eligible for disaster loans from the Small Business Administration

Mar 21, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved her request to make loans of up to $2 million available to small businesses disrupted by coronavirus. The disaster declaration extends to all 105 Kansas counties, making low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital available…

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Governor Laura Kelly establishes the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund

Mar 20, 2020

The Kelly Administration has established the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund to provide bridge loans for Kansas’ hospitality sector during the COVID-19 crisis. The Kelly administration is committed to providing support to our state’s small businesses, and Governor Kelly understands that this pandemic is an especially serious challenge for…

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Applications now open for the Community Service Tax Credit Program

Mar 19, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). CSP assists private nonprofit organizations and public health care entities in undertaking major capital campaigns for projects involving: Children and family servicesNon-governmental crime preventionYouth apprenticeshipYouth technical…

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KANSASWORKS issues Workforce Centers operations update

Mar 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 open, but with limited services to the public. Individuals should call (877) 509-6757 to ensure…

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Kansas Commerce among the best in the nation

Mar 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 also go to Glenda Washington of GO Topeka, and Linda Jolly of El Dorado Inc.,…

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