Growing Kansas: The Newsletter
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Nov 19, 2020
TOPEKA –Governor Laura Kelly today recognized Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC as the winner of the 2020 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, the top export business award presented by the state. Creekstone was one of five finalists for this award, joined by Kice Industries of Wichita, Petron Plus Global…Read More
Nov 12, 2020
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the creation of the Kansas Main Street Affiliate Community Program, an initiative designed to introduce more Kansas communities to the resources and technical assistance offered through Kansas Main Street. The new Affiliate Community Program is a membership-based program that invites representatives from participating…Read More
Nov 11, 2020
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the State of Kansas has officially surpassed $2 billion in new capital investment in 2020. This investment is brought by new economic development projects driven by Governor Kelly’s administration and the Kansas Department of Commerce. “The arrival of COVID-19 threatened to undermine…Read More
Oct 29, 2020
TOPEKA –Governor Laura Kelly today announced the award of Community Development Block Grants through the Kansas Department of Commerce to assist with a commercial redevelopment project in Fort Scott. The city of Fort Scott has been awarded $224,437 for repairs to a building, including roof repair and replacement, ceiling repairs,…Read More
Oct 27, 2020
TOPEKA - Governor Laura Kelly today celebrated the announcement of Peerless Products, Inc., purchasing a 150,000-square-foot facility in Iola to expand its production capability. Peerless estimates the expansion will create 100 to 120 new full-time jobs in Iola over the next five years, with a capital investment of $10.35 million.…Read More
Oct 26, 2020
TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly today encouraged Kansans to participate in the sixth KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair, which begins tomorrow, October 27 and will continue through Thursday, October 29. The virtual fair will allow job seekers to easily live chat with employers from across the state through computers and mobile devices.…Read More
Oct 23, 2020
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly Thursday announced the groundbreaking for a new Empirical Foods ground beef facility in Garden City. The planned facility, which is now the largest single investment in the company’s 40-year history, will bring 250 new jobs and more than $250 million in capital investment to Garden…Read More
Oct 20, 2020
DODGE CITY – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded the announcement of a new, 148,000-square-foot Nor-Am Cold Storage facility in Dodge City. This is the sixth facility in the Midwest for Nor-Am and second in Kansas, with the other in Elwood. The new Dodge City facility is Nor-Am’s largest. Governor Kelly…Read More
Oct 15, 2020
LAWRENCE - Governor Laura Kelly today applauded the announcement of the Phase III expansion of the Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC) at the University of Kansas, and introduction of the new KU Innovation Park. The Phase III expansion includes a new 70,000-square-foot facility, which will feature fully functional wet…Read More
Oct 8, 2020
Governor Laura Kelly today signed Executive Order #20-67 to establish the Office of Broadband Development and announced the distribution of nearly $50 million in Connectivity Emergency Response Grant (CERG) funds to underserved communities across Kansas.