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Sage Restoration March 2020

March 10, 2020
Business Name: Sage Restoration Owner’s Email: ssage@sagerestorationkc.com Contact Number: 913-905-0500 Address: 6520 W 110th St Ste 101 Overland Park, KS 66211 Website: https://sagerestorationkc.com   How long have you been in business:  Sage Restoration was founded in 2010. What is your background?  In 2009, I had been in the corporate financial world for twenty years as…

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BUSINESS FEATURE: Heartland Innovation – Particle Space

February 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!

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

February 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.

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No Place Like Home – The Return of Kansas Main Street

February 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.

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BUSINESS FEATURE: Sweet Treats for Everyone – Safely Delicious

February 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.   

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Commerce Celebrates Employee Service

January 13, 2020
Last week, the Department of Commerce celebrated our annual employee service awards luncheon, where we honored Commerce employees who have served the state of Kansas for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. This year, we recognized 30 individuals with a combined 540 years of service to the state of Kansas! Here's the full…

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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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