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Trade opportunities with Mexico showcased in upcoming info sessions

May 22, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas Small Business Development Center are hosting several upcoming info sessions on export opportunities to Mexico. To help Kansas companies gain traction in the Mexican …

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Personnel Moves Strengthen Commerce Team

May 17, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced two personnel moves as part of the ongoing restructuring and rebuilding of the Kansas Department of Commerce. To support the goal of strengthening Commerce’s Business …

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Hostess Brands, LLC Opens Distribution Center in Edgerton, Kansas

May 8, 2019

Kansas City, MO – May 8, 2019 – Hostess Brands, LLC, along with The State of Kansas Commerce Department and City of Edgerton, today announced the opening of a new distribution center located in Edgerton, …

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The Kansas Department of Commerce names Craig VanWey Employee of the Quarter

May 8, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is proud to announce Craig VanWey as the Employee of the Quarter for Q1 2019. Governor Laura Kelly honored VanWey and other Employees of the Quarter in …

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Governor announces effort to build comprehensive economic development plan

May 8, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The last time the state of Kansas established a comprehensive plan for economic development was in 1986, with the Redwood-Krider report. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and Secretary of Commerce David Toland believe …

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CarMax to Create 300 Jobs in Kansas City Region

May 6, 2019

Olathe, Kan. – The Kansas City Area Development Council joins its partners at the State of Kansas and the City of Olathe in announcing today that CarMax will create approximately 300 jobs for its new …

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Speakers spotlight International trade

May 3, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced the a session for International Trade Day, as well as the the featured speakers. The session, titled “Navigating Through the Ever-changing Global Trade Landscape,” will …

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Art contest celebrates student efforts

May 1, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – Five Kansas students from across the state received top honors for their artistic endeavors. The Kansas Department of Commerce, in partnership with the National Career Development Association (NCDA), selected the following entries …

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Kansas poetry champ shoots for national crown

April 30, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – 2017 Poetry Out Loud State Champion Khadija Ceesay from Olathe South High School is competing today in the regional semifinals of the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, with a chance to advance …

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Kansas Department of Commerce Announces Finalists for Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award

April 29, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is announcing the finalists for the Governor’s Exporter of the Year award. The winner will be announced on June 4th at an Awards Presentation Banquet.   The …

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