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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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Kelly administration launches KanVet site to help veterans find careers in Kansas

July 10, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the launch of the new KANSASWORKS KanVet website. The new site provides access to State of Kansas veteran-specific resources and benefits on a one-stop, convenient webpage. “Kansas veterans …

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Merck Animal Health Announces $100 Million Investment in its DeSoto, Kansas, Manufacturing Operations

June 29, 2020

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

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Department of Commerce extends deadline for Individual Development Account Administrator applications

June 26, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is extending its Request for Proposals seeking qualified organizations to administer the Individual Development Account (IDA) program. The new deadline for applications is July 14. The Kansas IDA …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announced Kansas Wind Farm Construction

June 18, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Enel Green Power has begun construction work on a new 199 MW addition to the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County, Kansas. The $281.4 million expansion …

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Union Pacific and National Main Street Center award grants to support recovery of Kansas Main Streets

June 17, 2020

TOPEKA – The National Main Street Center (NMSC) is pleased to announce the eight recipients of the Union Pacific Kansas Main Street Recovery Fund, a grant program to support the economic recovery of Kansas downtowns …

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Department of Commerce seeking new Individual Development Account Administrator

June 12, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce has issued a Request for Proposals seeking qualified organizations to administer the Individual Development Account (IDA) program. The Kansas IDA program allows qualified organizations the opportunity to …

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Kansas Earns 13th National Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development

June 11, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the State of Kansas has collected another prestigious Silver Shovel for excellence in economic development. Area Development magazine’s annual Silver Shovel award recognizes states for attracting high-value investment …

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66 Kansas cities and counties to receive Community Development Block Grants to support coronavirus response

June 2, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly announced today the award of nearly $9 million in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV) funds to 66 Kansas communities. “Kansans have faced unprecedented challenges during the past few months …

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Governor Kelly Announces $9 Million in Grants to Support Community Responses to Coronavirus

May 11, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that more than $9 million in federal funding will be made available to the state’s Community Development Block Grant program to support community responses to the COVID-19 …

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