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$5 million of HIRE Fund loans have been awarded to Kansas hospitality businesses

March 24, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Within 48 hours of Governor Laura Kelly announcing the establishment of the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund, all $5 million allocated for the loan program have been awarded. “The hospitality industry …

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Kansas small businesses eligible for disaster loans from the Small Business Administration

March 21, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved her request to make loans of up to $2 million available to small businesses disrupted by coronavirus. The disaster declaration …

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Governor Laura Kelly establishes the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund

March 20, 2020

The Kelly Administration has established the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund to provide bridge loans for Kansas’ hospitality sector during the COVID-19 crisis. The Kelly administration is committed to providing support to our state’s …

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Applications now open for the Community Service Tax Credit Program

March 19, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). CSP assists private nonprofit organizations and public health care entities in …

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KANSASWORKS issues Workforce Centers operations update

March 17, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers will be taking actions to reduce contact and maintain social distancing as directed by the Centers for Disease Control. KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers will remain …

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Kansas Commerce among the best in the nation

March 12, 2020

Topeka, Kan. –The Kansas Department of Commerce is pleased to announce our own Business Recruitment Director, Alicia Janesko Hutchings was named one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers for 2020 by Consultant Connect. Congratulations …

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Sage Restoration March 2020

March 10, 2020

Business Name: Sage Restoration Owner’s Email: Contact Number: 913-905-0500 Address: 6520 W 110th St Ste 101 Overland Park, KS 66211 Website:   How long have you been in business:  Sage Restoration was founded …

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Department of Commerce hires a new Regional Project Manager

March 9, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce welcomes a new Regional Project Manager for Southwestern Kansas. Jonathan Clayton joins Commerce as the Southwest Regional Project Manager covering 18 counties. Clayton previously served in the private …

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Kansas Exports Increase in 2019

March 6, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Kansas exports totaled $11.6 billion in 2019, up 0.25 percent over 2018. Nationally, U.S. exports experienced a 1.25 percent decline during the same period. “Seeing Kansas exports rise in the face of …

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Advantage Kansas: Future Focused, Future Ready

March 6, 2020

When she was elected, Governor Kelly promised to be “the education Governor.” Since the start of her administration, she’s made good on that commitment by increasing funding for public schools and working to align education …

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