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Governor Kelly Announces More than $8M to be Invested in Digital Opportunities Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansas is receiving $8.2 million to begin implementing the Kansas Digital Equity (DE) Plan, which recently received federal approval. This announcement solidifies the state’s commitment to transform the landscape of high-speed internet connectivity and digital opportunity across Kansas. Nominations Open for 2024 Minority, Women Enterprise Development Awards Today Lieutenant Governor and Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland announced a call for nominations for the 2024 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards. These annual awards are one way the agency acknowledges and observes the growing impact that minority- and women-led companies have on their communities and the Kansas economy. Governor Kelly Announces KMW to Invest $105M in Sterling, Create 251 New Jobs in Kansas Governor Laura Kelly today announced that KMW, a precision manufacturer of agricultural front loaders, backhoes, and other attachments, will invest $105 million to construct a new North American headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility in Sterling. The venture will create 251 new jobs, resulting in a local workforce of 485. Commerce Celebrates National Community Development Week The Kansas Department of Commerce is joining other organizations and communities across the state in commemorating National Community Development Week. The annual event, which this year is April 1-5, shines a spotlight on the transformative impact of community development initiatives and collaborative efforts that drive positive local change.  View All

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2024 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award Nominations Open

Feb 15, 2024

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced that the Kansas Department of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award.  The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is a prestigious honor given by the Governor to best-in-class Kansas companies involved in…

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Governor Kelly Travels to Germany to Promote Investment Opportunities

Nov 6, 2023

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly wrapped up a trade mission to Germany to promote Kansas and encourage foreign investment into the state. While there, the governor met with business leaders to discuss the many opportunities currently available because of the unprecedented surge in economic activity in Kansas. She also presented…

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Governor Kelly Travels to Japan, South Korea to Create More Jobs for Kansans

Sep 15, 2023

TOPEKA – This week, Governor Laura Kelly traveled to Japan and South Korea to participate in the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA/JMWA) Conference. While there, she met with business leaders to continue building on Kansas’ historic economic development success and create new job opportunities for Kansas workers.  “The relationships we’ve established with…

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Kansas Commerce Department Hires New International Director

Sep 15, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today Laura Lombard has been named the agency’s new International Director. Lombard brings 15 years of experience in international relations and business development to the position, most recently serving as President and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services in…

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Governor Kelly Announces Funding to Grow Small Business Exports

Sep 8, 2023

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded $200,000 to the Kansas Department of Commerce to expand the state’s robust export sector, which hit an all-time high of $13.97 billion in 2022.  The agency’s International Division oversees the administration of the State Trade Expansion…

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Governor Kelly Celebrates 2022 Exporter of the Year Textron Aviation

Apr 11, 2023

WICHITA – Governor Laura Kelly today visited Textron Aviation in Wichita to officially honor the company for being named the 2022 Governor’s Exporter of the Year. Textron Aviation, which manufactures well-known brand aircraft such as Beechcraft and Cessna, exports its products and services to more than 170 countries.    “As Exporter of the…

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Kansas Shatters Trade Record

Apr 3, 2023

Kansas exports reached an all-time high of $13.97 billion in 2022. Compared with last year’s data, exports surged by $1.42 billion, representing an 11.36 percent growth. The previous highs for state exports occurred in 2021 and 2008, and both topped out at $12.5 billion. The pent-up demand due to the ongoing…

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Governor Kelly Announces 2023 Exporter of the Year Award Nominations Open

Mar 1, 2023

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Department of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award.  The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is a prestigious honor the Governor of Kansas gives out annually to best-in-class companies conducting international business from…

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Vortex Global named 2022 Governor's Award of Excellence winner

Oct 27, 2022

The 2022 Governor’s Award of Excellence winner, Vortex Global, was founded in 1977 in Salina. Vortex specializes in the design and manufacture of components for the transport and flow control of dry bulk solids. With a global service network that spans more than 120 countries, Vortex delivers global solutions through…

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Registration Closing Wednesday for 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference

Sep 26, 2022

TOPEKA — Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today said there still is time to register for the upcoming 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference. Those interested, however, will need to act quickly. Registrations for the Oct. 3-4 event in Manhattan will close at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28th.…

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