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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

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.’s decision to invest $125 million and hire 40 new employees at its Topeka plant as part of modernizing its Kansas facility, which …

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Recent Successes

WICHITA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that JTM Foods, LLC has chosen Wichita as the new home of JJ’s Snack Pies, a popular treat available at many of the nation’s largest retailers, and has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in the ict21 Industrial District. JTM Foods plans to hire 150 people within the next two years and invest $40 million in the Wichita facility.

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Recent Successes

~Phillipsburg Facility Is a $250M+ Investment that Will Create 60+ Jobs~ PHILLIPSBURG – Governor Laura Kelly today joined Amber Wave, a leader in sustainable agriculture, food ingredients, and low-carbon fuels, to cut the ribbon on …

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Recent Successes

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced cybersecurity company Novacoast is relocating its corporate headquarters to Wichita from Santa Barbara, California. The company plans to bring 100 new high-tech jobs to the state and help …

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Recent Successes

~Governor Laura Kelly Successfully Wins Largest Economic Development Project in State History~ Topeka, Kan. – July 13, 2022 – Today, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced that Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd., plans to build one of …

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Recent Successes

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that since she took office in January 2019, Kansas has attracted over $9 billion in new investments by private sector businesses. This milestone continues the record-breaking economic development success Kansas …

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Recent Successes

TOPEKA – Kansas has won Area Development magazine’s coveted 2022 Gold Shovel Award, marking the second year in a row the state has received this national recognition for excellence in economic development.   “For the …

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Recent Successes

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Lineage Logistics is opening a new automated, next generation distribution center for Smithfield Foods, Inc., a vertically integrated food company and the world’s largest pork processor. The …

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Recent Successes

~$650 Million in Business Investment in Kansas Economy, 500 New High-Paying Jobs in Manhattan~ MANHATTAN – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced her administration’s most significant economic development project to date. Scorpion Biological Services, a subsidiary …

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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.

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