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Renewing the Angel Investor Tax Credit

February 21, 2020

It’s been a busy Legislative Session so far at the Department of Commerce. In addition to updating the Legislature and providing annual reports on our state’s incentive programs, our agency has some key priorities for legislation that …

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39 Kansas towns to receive Community Development Block Grants

February 13, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today the award of more than $17 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to 39 Kansas communities.A total of $17,486,103 in federal funds is being …

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Department of Commerce returns to fully staffing its business recruitment team

February 10, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today the addition of Jeff Freeman to the department’s business recruitment team. With this move, the Kansas Department of Commerce business recruitment team is fully staffed …

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2020 Legislative Engagement

February 7, 2020

The 2020 Kansas Legislative Session is underway here in Topeka, and the Department of Commerce has had a busy first few weeks. We’ve been working to provide information and testimony to several key legislative committees …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Kansas Day 2020

January 31, 2020

This week, we celebrated the 159th Birthday of our great state. We have so much to be proud of after 159 years of history. And yet, we still have so much to look forward to …

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KANSASWORKS Works for Kansans

January 24, 2020

KANSASWORKS, the workforce services division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, was created to serve the needs of job seekers and businesses across our state by helping prospective employees connect with employers. Hundreds of thousands …

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