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Governor Kelly Announces More than $8M to be Invested in Digital Opportunities Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansas is receiving $8.2 million to begin implementing the Kansas Digital Equity (DE) Plan, which recently received federal approval. This announcement solidifies the state’s commitment to transform the landscape of high-speed internet connectivity and digital opportunity across Kansas. Nominations Open for 2024 Minority, Women Enterprise Development Awards Today Lieutenant Governor and Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland announced a call for nominations for the 2024 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards. These annual awards are one way the agency acknowledges and observes the growing impact that minority- and women-led companies have on their communities and the Kansas economy. Governor Kelly Announces KMW to Invest $105M in Sterling, Create 251 New Jobs in Kansas Governor Laura Kelly today announced that KMW, a precision manufacturer of agricultural front loaders, backhoes, and other attachments, will invest $105 million to construct a new North American headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility in Sterling. The venture will create 251 new jobs, resulting in a local workforce of 485. Commerce Celebrates National Community Development Week The Kansas Department of Commerce is joining other organizations and communities across the state in commemorating National Community Development Week. The annual event, which this year is April 1-5, shines a spotlight on the transformative impact of community development initiatives and collaborative efforts that drive positive local change.  View All


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A New Age in Ocean Technology, Sustainability and Logistics

Apr 21, 2022

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Discover Global Markets business development forum is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s flagship event series for U.S. exporters. The forum features a dynamic mix of plenary sessions, topical round-tables, prescheduled one-on-one meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats, buyers, and ministry officials from key markets around the globe, and plenty of networking! 

  • Gain market insights from industry experts from U.S. Embassies around the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
  • Participate in matchmaking meetings with buyers, distributors, government officials, and potential partners.
  • Hear from OEMs and primes about overseas projects and their supplier pipeline needs.
  • Learn about U.S. government export programs designed to cut your time to market.


September 20-22, 2022


Early Bird Registration: $495 through May 31, 2022

$645 after May 31, 2022


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