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Governor Laura Kelly Applauds Great Plains Manufacturing Salina Expansion

August 13, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today congratulated Kubota and its subsidiary Great Plains Manufacturing on the announcement of a new manufacturing facility in Salina. This project will create 130 new full-time jobs and result in …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Community Development Block Grant Recipients

August 12, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that three Kansas cities will receive Community Development Block Grants from the Department of Commerce to assist with commercial redevelopment efforts. Clay Center, Eudora and Lincoln each will …

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Governor Laura Kelly Celebrates Third KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair

August 11, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today celebrated the success of this year’s third KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair, which involved 189 employers and 1,182 jobseekers. “COVID-19 has presented major challenges for workforce services in our …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 225 New Jobs in Salina

August 10, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Schwan’s Company, a leading food producer in the United States, will build a new 400,000-square-foot expansion at its pizza-manufacturing facility in Salina. The announcement of the project …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces URBN Partnership to Create Up to 2,000 Jobs and Approximately $350 Million Kansas Investment

August 5, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Urban Outfitters’ Inc. (URBN) new 880,000-square-foot omni-channel distribution center will be located on ancillary land at Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County. The partnership between the State of …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Department of Commerce’s Third KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair

July 28, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the third KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair will be held today, Tuesday, July 28, through Thursday, July 30. “We need to maintain a strong, healthy workforce in …

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56 Kansas Cities and Counties to Receive Community Development Block Grants to Support Coronavirus Response

July 23, 2020

TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly announced today a second round of Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV) funds to 56 Kansas communities. A total of more than $7.2 million is being disbursed to assist communities …

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Governor Laura Kelly and Department of Commerce Launch New Kansas Certified Sites Program

July 22, 2020

TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Department of Commerce’s launch of the new Kansas Certified Sites program, a critical tool that will help accelerate economic development efforts throughout the state. The program, originally created and …

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Department of Commerce strengthens team with new Deputy Secretary and Community Development Director

July 14, 2020

TOPEKA – Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced the hiring of two economic development professionals to help direct business and community development efforts for the state. William (Bill) Murphy will become the new …

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Commerce Secretary outlines vision for Kansas with Greater Wichita Partnership

July 10, 2020

TOPEKA – Under the direction of Governor Laura Kelly, Secretary of Commerce David Toland this morning outlined key initiatives for participants at the annual Mid-Year Investor Meeting of the Greater Wichita Partnership. Secretary Toland discussed …

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