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Kansas Economic Spotlight

Kansas-Based IST Offers One-Stop Service for Food Processing Sector

Apr 19, 2024

Industrial Service Technologies (IST) specializes in turn-key design, manufacturing and installation services for food production clients and other manufacturing operations nationwide, with company headquarters and its metal fabrication division based in Tonganoxie. IST’s recent growth to meet evolving demand in the industry included construction of a 6,400-square-foot facility in Tonganoxie…

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Angel Investor Program Helped Plant Kansas Robotics Company

Mar 22, 2024

A company that sprouted roots in 2018 in Kansas is using innovation to succeed, with proof in an exciting and significant new private investment. Greenfield Robotics in Cheney, Kansas, produces autonomous robots to clear fields of weeds — a regenerative agriculture solution that can replace chemicals typically used to control…

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Innovative Charles River Laboratories Right at Home in Kansas

Mar 8, 2024

Charles River Laboratories in Kansas is using innovative digital technologies and solutions to help more people receive effective medical treatments as safely and quickly as possible. At work in their state-of-the-art Integrated Toxicology Site in Stilwell, Kansas, Charles River works to accelerate the challenging, complex development of drugs, chemicals and…

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Creekstone Farms Serving Premium Kansas Meats Worldwide

Feb 16, 2024

At Creekstone Farms®, excellence is a hallmark from field to fork. Arkansas City-based Creekstone Farms® produces premium beef and pork that’s sought after by consumers across the globe, with Angus beef and Heritage Duroc pork enthusiasts worldwide finding much to love in the company’s outstanding products. Creekstone Farms® supplies high-quality…

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Precious Metals Company Discovers Ideal Location in Rural Kansas

Jul 28, 2023

US Assets Recovery (USAR), a company specializing in precious metal recovery, refining and fabrication, is flourishing. In choosing a new location to grow, the Joplin, Mo.-based company recently looked to Kansas.    Floyd Langley, chief financial officer for USAR, credited the work of the Kansas Department of Commerce for its…

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Commerce internship program features reciprocal learning, career opportunities

Jul 14, 2023

Kelsey Haile was a college student at Wichita State University when she began an internship in 2021 at the Kansas Department of Commerce. The move was a major step forward in Haile's career, as she's now working full time at the Department of Commerce. Looking back, Haile credits her internship…

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Kansas Department of Commerce has Golden Touch – Again!

Jun 30, 2023

The past few years in economic development have been golden in Kansas, with proof in three straight Gold Shovels presented to states with outstanding achievements — with the latest award recognizing a variety of successes statewide in 2022. For an unprecedented third straight year, Kansas received a Gold Shovel from…

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Celebrating Minority Business Success in Kansas

Jun 16, 2023

Sheila Ellis-Glasper has spent her career building and executing winning social media strategies for creative, purpose-driven businesses. She founded SEG Media Collective LLC in 2016 in Manhattan, offering branding and social media consulting and management services to businesses worldwide. Ellis-Glasper and her team have since crafted numerous award-winning brands in…

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Lawmakers support economic growth policies for Kansas

Jun 9, 2023

Economic development is creating new opportunities for Kansans and improving communities of all sizes and in every part of the state. Kansas Department of Commerce partners in this wave of success with the Kansas Legislature, which has been a welcome ally in crafting laws that are strengthening Kansas’ reputation as…

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Private Companies are Exporting Kansas Brand and Products at Record Pace

Apr 21, 2023

Even as Kansas achieves record-breaking, historic economic development success, the state isn’t slowing down. Instead, Kansas is flexing its muscle as a top exporter and the best place for international companies to do business. Efforts on both fronts feature a strong relationship with Taiwan, with Kansas constantly pursuing more mutually…

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