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Rural Communities in Kansas Receive Grants to Build Swimming Pools

July 23, 2019
11 cities including Blue Rapids, Clyde, Yates Center, and Moundridge are being chosen to receive federal grants to build swimming pools. The grants, awarded by the Department of Commerce, will help cities renovate or construct new facilities. “One key strategy in economic development is making sure there is a high quality of life in communities,”…

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Kansas Artists and Art Organizations Will Get More State Funding

July 23, 2019
During the 2019 Session, the Kansas Legislature approved the largest appropriation to the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) in nearly a decade. The KCAIC supports the role of the arts in economic and community development across Kansas. "We assist artists and arts organizations,” said Commission Director Peter Jasso. “We promote the arts as an…

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Ribbon Cutting for Mechanized Concepts in Russell

July 23, 2019
Mechanized Concepts specializes in bringing products from concept to reality through design, engineering, and manufacturing. Earlier this month, they cut the ribbon on a facility and celebrated their partnership with the community of Russell. From Hays Post: “A year in the making, the company has worked closely with Russell County Economic Development, City of Russell,…

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Kansas Supports Economic Development With Workforce Aligned with Industry Demand Partnership

July 17, 2019
Workforce Innovation: Workforce Aligned with Industry Demand (AID) is a Kansas Department of Commerce program in partnership with the Kansas Board of Regents, developed to address the skills gap in Kansas through  development of a talent pipeline.  Workforce AID is an industry-driven program that aligns industry opportunities and demands with workforce training and education. Workforce…

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Kansas Chosen For Stay at Work/Return to Work Pilot Project

July 17, 2019
Employment Services: Kansas is one of only eight states awarded nearly $1 million from the US Department of Labor to plan for and implement a Stay at Work/Return to Work pilot project. Kansas chose to establish its pilot project in a rural area, partnering with Susan B Allen Memorial Hospital in Butler County. The Workforce…

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Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit Allocated $4 Million in Tax Credits But Has $4 Million Left To Allocate!

July 16, 2019
Business & Community Development: The Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit program (KAITC/Angels) is in full swing and has approved 19 innovative companies so far this year allocating over $4 million dollars in tax credits. There is still another $4 million in tax credits to utilize with an application deadline of August 31, 2019. Innovators may…

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