Press Releases

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 450 New Jobs in Overland Park

May 13, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded the announcement that TTEC Holdings, Inc., a world leader in global digital customer experience technology and services, will create 450 new jobs in Overland Park. The company is initially creating work-from-home positions to ultimately be housed within a new office location being built…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 132 new Jobs in Neodesha

May 13, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that London-based Sicut Enterprises has selected Neodesha as the site of their new North American manufacturing hub, projected to create 132 new full-time jobs over the next five years. “Sicut’s new manufacturing hub will create over 130 good-paying manufacturing jobs and generate significant…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Economic Development Week; State Surpasses $5 Billion in New Capital Investment

May 11, 2021

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced Kansas will participate in Economic Development Week, an annual celebration hosted by the International Economic Development Council. “Over the last two years, we’ve rebuilt the Department of Commerce and reinvested in critical services like education, transportation, broadband, and health care,” said Governor Laura Kelly.…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 490 New Jobs in Leawood, Kansas

May 7, 2021

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly applauded the announcement of a major investment in Leawood from Torch.AI, a global leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company will invest $45 million and create 490 high-paying, full-time cybersecurity-related jobs in the community. “With our strong public schools and top-tier workforce,…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 247 New Jobs in Dodge City, Kansas

May 5, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded the announcement from Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. of their plan to build a major production facility in Dodge City. The new $460 million investment is slated to create 247 new full-time jobs, with significant plans for further expansion in the future. “Hilmar’s decision…

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission to hold webinar series for military artists

May 5, 2021

TOPEKA – The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) will present a virtual Artist INC Express workshop for military servicemembers, veterans and their family/caregivers living in Kansas who want to explore career options in creative arts industries. The Artist INC Express workshop will introduce Kansas military members and veterans to…

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Governor Laura Kelly Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

May 5, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today signed a proclamation celebrating travel and tourism as an economic driver, business recruitment tool, and an important element of state and community pride. “The travel and tourism industry are significant economic drivers in Kansas,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “The industry directly supports more than…

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Governor Laura Kelly Encourages Kansas Restaurants Apply for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grants

May 4, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today urged Kansas restaurants and eligible businesses in the hospitality industry to apply for federal funding through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Registration for the RRF began on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 8 AM CT and applications will open on…

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Governor Laura Kelly Encourages Kansas Small Businesses to Apply for Paycheck Protection Program

Apr 29, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today encouraged Kansas small businesses to continue to apply for the 2021 Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ahead of the program’s extended deadline of May 31st. Kansans can continue to submit applications for forgivable loans for pandemic-battered small businesses. “Kansas small businesses are the backbone…

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Trisha Purdon named director of the Kansas Office of Rural Prosperity

Apr 28, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Trisha Purdon will lead the Kansas Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP). Purdon currently serves as the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Action Council, working hands on with communities in Southeast Kansas to grow and strengthen local economies. “When I took office,…

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