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Department of Commerce returns to fully staffing its business recruitment team

Feb 10, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today the addition of Jeff Freeman to the department’s business recruitment team. With this move, the Kansas Department of Commerce business recruitment team is fully staffed for the first time since 2015. “For too many years, the Department of Commerce and…

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2020 Legislative Engagement

Feb 7, 2020

The 2020 Kansas Legislative Session is underway here in Topeka, and the Department of Commerce has had a busy first few weeks. We’ve been working to provide information and testimony to several key legislative committees on the status of various programs and initiatives that involve our agency and economic development…

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Kansas Celebrates Chinese New Year

Feb 7, 2020

Last month, representatives from the State of Kansas, including International Division Director Jeff Willis, delivered a proclamation from Governor Kelly recognizing the Chinese New Year. The Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) held a gala at Yardley Hall to celebrate the Chinese New Year. See the story from the KC…

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Commerce Grows its Team

Feb 7, 2020

The Kansas Department of Commerce is growing our team of professionals to support further growth in Kansas. In recent months, the agency has added two new Regional Project Managers in the state, fully staffed its domestic business recruitment team across the country and added leadership to its newly reconstituted International…

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BUSINESS FEATURE: Heartland Innovation – Particle Space

Feb 5, 2020

Particle Space is a tech startup in Kansas City creating a new system for building management. Founder David Biga utilized the Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit program early on, and it his business grow in a major way. Our state is the place to be for tech innovation! https://www.youtube.com/embed/5bT-Ym4RlO

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

Feb 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. https://www.youtube.com/embed/m1uFa5yu7bk

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No Place Like Home – The Return of Kansas Main Street

Feb 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 Street. https://www.youtube.com/embed/CVA9rdzATFQ

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BUSINESS FEATURE: Sweet Treats for Everyone – Safely Delicious

Feb 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 to offer and what she's gained from owning a business in Kansas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ra32QevsO0&feature=emb_title

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Kansas Day 2020

Jan 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 on the horizon here in Kansas. Since being appointed by Governor Kelly, a large portion…

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KANSASWORKS Works for Kansans

Jan 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 of Kansas residents—140,000 in 2019 alone—have received employment and reemployment assistance from KANSASWORKS over the…

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