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Merck Animal Health Announces $100 Million Investment in its DeSoto, Kansas, Manufacturing Operations

June 29, 2020
DESOTO – Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, today announced an investment of $100 million in facility expansion and enhancement efforts in its U.S. manufacturing site in DeSoto, Kansas. Investments to the site include a technological expansion of the vaccine production facility, which will come on line this…
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Department of Commerce extends deadline for Individual Development Account Administrator applications

June 26, 2020
Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is extending its Request for Proposals seeking qualified organizations to administer the Individual Development Account (IDA) program. The new deadline for applications is July 14. The Kansas IDA program allows qualified organizations the opportunity to provide a match on deposits made by low-income participants who are saving to…
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Governor Laura Kelly Announced Kansas Wind Farm Construction

June 18, 2020
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Enel Green Power has begun construction work on a new 199 MW addition to the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County, Kansas. The $281.4 million expansion will consist of 74 wind turbines, will be responsible for over 250 temporary jobs and add 5-10 permanent operations and…
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Union Pacific and National Main Street Center award grants to support recovery of Kansas Main Streets

June 17, 2020
TOPEKA – The National Main Street Center (NMSC) is pleased to announce the eight recipients of the Union Pacific Kansas Main Street Recovery Fund, a grant program to support the economic recovery of Kansas downtowns and commercial districts impacted by COVID-19. This program is made possible by Union Pacific, and grant funds will go toward…
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Department of Commerce seeking new Individual Development Account Administrator

June 12, 2020
Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce has issued a Request for Proposals seeking qualified organizations to administer the Individual Development Account (IDA) program. The Kansas IDA program allows qualified organizations the opportunity to provide a match on deposits made by low-income participants who are saving to buy a home; make repairs to their…
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Kansas Earns 13th National Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development

June 11, 2020
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the State of Kansas has collected another prestigious Silver Shovel for excellence in economic development. Area Development magazine’s annual Silver Shovel award recognizes states for attracting high-value investment projects that create a significant number of new jobs in their communities. This year marks the 13th time Kansas has…
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66 Kansas cities and counties to receive Community Development Block Grants to support coronavirus response

June 2, 2020
Governor Laura Kelly announced today the award of nearly $9 million in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV) funds to 66 Kansas communities. “Kansans have faced unprecedented challenges during the past few months due to COVID-19,” Governor Kelly said. “Our communities need relief – and they need it now. I’m pleased to announce…
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Governor Kelly Announces $9 Million in Grants to Support Community Responses to Coronavirus

May 11, 2020
Topeka, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that more than $9 million in federal funding will be made available to the state’s Community Development Block Grant program to support community responses to the COVID-19 crisis. The Kansas Department of Commerce will administer the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV), which is part…
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Department of Commerce introduces new grant program for Kansas arts organizations affected by COVID-19

May 1, 2020
Topeka, Kan. – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced today that nearly $500,000 in grant funding is being made available to provide operational support to Kansas arts organizations experiencing financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19. The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas Creative Industries Arts Commission will distribute CARES Act arts funding through the…
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Kansas continues to lead in wind energy

April 21, 2020
Topeka, Kan. – Kansas is once again a national leader in wind-generated renewable energy, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Annual Market Report. Kansas ranks No. 2 in the nation for wind energy production as a share of total electricity generation, joining Iowa as one of only two states with more than 40…
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