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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 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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Governor Kelly highlights importance of accurate 2020 Census, Creates Kansas Complete Count Committee, appoints co-chairs

April 23, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – This morning, through Executive Order 19-07, Governor Laura Kelly launched an initiative to make every Kansan count. She established the Kansas Complete Count Committee (CCC) to ensure that every Kansan is represented …

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The State of Kansas Joins The Skillful State Network

April 18, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – Kansas has joined The Skillful State Network, a Markle Foundation initiative. Governor Laura Kelly, along with the governors of California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Pennsylvania have joined the founding states …

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