Kansas

The Smart Investment

Kansas has been, and continues to be, aggressive in its efforts to grow our economy.  Major companies such as Merck Animal Health, Geico, PBI Gordon, Garmin, Overstock.com, Amazon, Kiewit, Mars, Hostess Brands, Garmin, American Multi-Cinema, Dairy Farmers of America, Kubota, ServiceMaster and General Motors all have chosen Kansas as their preferred business location.  These companies selected Kansas due to the business advantages our state offers, which can translate to increased performance and profits.   

The Kansas Department of Commerce is the lead economic development agency in the state. Our goal is to enhance the business climate by bringing businesses to the state and assisting businesses that already call Kansas home. 

The business recruitment team at the Kansas Department of Commerce is available as a resource during the site selection process. Whether you’re searching for a site location or a building, our team has the resources available to help you make an informed decision.  

Our business recruitment team creates customized incentive proposals based on capital investment, job creation, employee compensation and training. They also coordinate with community economic development professionals to develop proposals that include local incentives such as discounted building and land purchases, property tax reductions, build-to-suit agreements and other financing packages.

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Join some our top employers and many other successful companies; plant your roots in Kansas!

Recent Successes

Pretzels, LLC has announced plans to build a 146,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in the Lawrence Venture Park. The new facility will result in 281 new jobs and $88 million in new capital investment. The …

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Recent Successes

IST has announced it will bring its company headquarters and metal fabrication division to Tonganoxie, Kansas. The company plans to employ up to 37 people within five years. IST is constructing a 6,400 square foot …

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Recent Successes

Modern Manufacturing has announced plans to open a new U.S. production facility in Eudora, Kansas, with 78 new jobs projected. The central location will feature state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to produce high quality signaling equipment for the railroad industry. The …

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Recent Successes

Great Plains Manufacturing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese affiliate Kubota North America Corporation, announced their upcoming purchase of a 750,000 sq. ft. building to further invest in their Salina, Kansas, operations in support of growing …

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Recent Successes

August 10, 2020 – Schwan’s Company, a leading food producer in the United States, has announced plans to build a new 400,000-square-foot expansion at its pizza-manufacturing facility in Salina, Kansas. The announcement of the project …

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Urban Outfitters’(URBN), has announced The Kansas Speedway will be home to its new 880,000 square foot distribution center. This exciting partnership between the State of Kansas and Urban Outfitters will bring nearly 2,000 new jobs and …

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Recent Successes

Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, announced an investment of $100 million in facility expansion and enhancement efforts in its U.S. manufacturing site in DeSoto, Kansas. Investments to the …

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Recent Successes

Tuthill Corporation has announced the opening of a new manufacturing site for Fill-Rite pumps and products located in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Expansion with the Lenexa, Kansas site will support Tuthill’s business and commercial model …

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Recent Successes

Dot’s Pretzels, LLC, selected Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas, for their new manufacturing facility. The premiere pretzel brand in North America plans to begin operations later this year in the new facilitate that …

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Explore Kansas’ key industries and learn how you can be part of the next Kansas success story.

Advanced Manufacturing
Corporate & Professional Services
Logistics & Distribution
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Aerospace & Defense
Animal Health
Bioscience
Agriculture
Energy & Natural Resources

Sites and Buildings

Find the perfect location to build and grow in Kansas.

Location and Infrastructure

At the geographic center of the United States—and connected by infrastructure that reaches the world—Kansas is the perfect place to build and invest.

Demographics
Workforce
Entrepreneurial Culture

Quality of Life

We think you’ll agree that Kansas is a wonderful place to make a home. The opportunities to live, work and play offered in the heart of America are second to none.

Contact our team to learn more about the Kansas advantage.

Alicia Janesko Hutchings

Manager, Business Recruitment

(913) 205-8521Alicia.Hutchings@ks.gov

Randi Tveitaraas Jack

Deputy Director, International Division

(785) 296-7868Randi.TveitaraasJack@ks.gov

Craig VanWey

Manager, In-State Business Development Team, Southeast Region

(785) 633-8407Craig.VanWey@ks.gov