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BUSINESS FEATURE: Wear Your Pride on Your Sleeve – Kinfolk Created

February 5, 2020

When it comes to showing pride for your home state, you won’t find a better example than Kinfolk Created! Hear from the company’s founder, Bryan Lisbona, and what Kansas means to him.

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No Place Like Home – The Return of Kansas Main Street

February 5, 2020

Main Street is important to many Kansas communities. Learn about the program, what it means to the Kansas Department of Commerce and how some towns are looking to use the help provided through Kansas Main …

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BUSINESS FEATURE: Sweet Treats for Everyone – Safely Delicious

February 5, 2020

Lisa Ragan created a delicious, allergen-free snack for her children, and they turned out so good that she decided to make a business out of it! Hear from Lisa, and learn what her product has …

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Kansas Day 2020

January 31, 2020

This week, we celebrated the 159th Birthday of our great state. We have so much to be proud of after 159 years of history. And yet, we still have so much to look forward to …

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KANSASWORKS Works for Kansans

January 24, 2020

KANSASWORKS, the workforce services division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, was created to serve the needs of job seekers and businesses across our state by helping prospective employees connect with employers. Hundreds of thousands …

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Governor Kelly unveils new KANSASWORKS Mobile Workforce Center

January 23, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly today joined Secretary of Commerce David Toland and KANSASWORKS Vice Chair Carol Perry in unveiling the newest member of the KANSASWORKS Mobile Workforce Center fleet. “Delivering effective workforce services …

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New export assistance grant available to companies across Kansas

January 21, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Companies based in the state of Kansas have a new tool to help them succeed in selling their goods or services to customers around the world. The Kansas Market Access Program (K-MAP) …

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NEA announces federal support for Kansas arts organizations

January 16, 2020

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that it has awarded grants totaling $90,000 to four arts organizations and agencies in Kansas. These federal grants support projects by some of Kansas’ major arts institutions. In announcing the grants, …

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Commerce Celebrates Employee Service

January 13, 2020

Last week, the Department of Commerce celebrated our annual employee service awards luncheon, where we honored Commerce employees who have served the state of Kansas for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. This …

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Transparency Database

January 10, 2020

Since I was appointed by Governor Kelly last January, we’ve undertaken a number of reforms based on four key priorities for the Department of Commerce. One of those four critical areas has been an effort …

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