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Framework for Growth Public Engagement

December 13, 2019

We just wrapped up a week of Town Halls around the state in order to engage the public in the development of the Kansas Framework for Growth, the economic development planning process kicked off earlier …

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Ready for Kansas Main Street?

December 6, 2019

As you may know, the popular Kansas Main Street program has returned and is revving up for 2020. I want to provide an update on what’s coming up for the program as it gets up …

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Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday

November 27, 2019

From our team at the Department of Commerce, we wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’ll have an opportunity to gather together with family and friends to share in the joy of the …

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Anderson Chandler Lecture

November 22, 2019

On October 22nd, I was honored to deliver the Anderson Chandler Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Business. This lecture has been delivered by some outstanding leaders throughout its existence, and it was …

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National Apprenticeship Week

November 15, 2019

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! On Monday, Governor Kelly signed a proclamation recognizing this important week in Kansas. Developing a highly skilled workforce is a critical goal of economic development in Kansas. One way KANSASWORKS helps …

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Veterans Day 2019

November 8, 2019

First celebrated in Emporia in 1953, Veterans Day is a day to honor all our veterans and troops who have served our country. And—since President Dwight D. Eisenhower first declared the holiday in 1954—Kansans have …

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Halloween 2019

November 1, 2019

In addition to being one of my favorite holidays, Halloween is a great opportunity to dress up in costume and have a little fun, even in the work place. This year, the Department of Commerce …

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Elevating the Arts in Kansas

October 25, 2019

October is National Arts and Humanities Month! Engaging in the arts is not only good for personal, creative and intellectual growth, it can also provide economic benefit and opportunity. So, today on my blog, I …

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Dealflow: How it Works

October 18, 2019

Business Recruitment is a critical function of the Kansas Department of Commerce. Our team is on the frontlines of showcasing Kansas as a great place to expand or relocate their business. In this blog, I …

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Kansas: Renewable Energy Leader

October 11, 2019

Last week, Governor Kelly spoke at the Kansas Renewable Energy Conference in Manhattan. In her speech, she discussed the ways Kansas has risen to the forefront of innovation in renewable energy, and she acknowledged that …

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