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Kansas-Based IST Offers One-Stop Service for Food Processing Sector

Industrial Service Technologies (IST) specializes in turn-key design, manufacturing and installation services for food production clients and other manufacturing operations nationwide, with company headquarters and its metal fabrication division based in Tonganoxie. IST’s recent growth to meet evolving demand in the industry included construction of a 6,400-square-foot facility in Tonganoxie…

Commerce Updates ROZ Student Loan Repayment Program

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced significant changes to the Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ) program that could increase participation in student loan repayments for people moving to rural Kansas counties. Individuals who earn an associate degree or higher and move to a designated ROZ county they…

Numerous Career Opportunities Available at Commerce Virtual Job Fair

TOPEKA — Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland encourages Kansas jobseekers and employers seeking new talent to participate in this month’s Virtual Statewide Job Fair. Hosted by KANSASWORKS, the job fair will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. “As companies look to Kansas…

Governor Kelly Celebrates 2023 Exporter of the Year: Tank Connection

PARSONS — Governor Laura Kelly visited Tank Connection in Parsons today to officially honor the company for being named the 2023 Governor’s Exporter of the Year. Tank Connection, a global leader in dry bulk and liquid storage systems, exports to 64 countries across six continents. “As Exporter of the Year,…

Governor Kelly Announces More than $8M to be Invested in Digital Opportunities

TOPEKA – 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. “Providing Kansans with the…

Nominations Open for 2024 Minority, Women Enterprise Development Awards

TOPEKA – 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…

Governor Kelly Announces KMW to Invest $105M in Sterling, Create 251 New Jobs in Kansas

TOPEKA – 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…

Commerce Celebrates National Community Development Week

TOPEKA — 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.  National…

Commerce Awards Nearly $1.5M in CDBG Grants for Housing and Commercial Projects

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that five Kansas cities will receive a share of $1,450,000 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to assist with community development projects. CDBG, administered by the Department of Commerce, is a federal grant program that provides funding for projects that…

Angel Investor Program Helped Plant Kansas Robotics Company

A company that sprouted roots in 2018 in Kansas is using innovation to succeed, with proof in an exciting and significant new private investment. Greenfield Robotics in Cheney, Kansas, produces autonomous robots to clear fields of weeds — a regenerative agriculture solution that can replace chemicals typically used to control…
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