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Commerce Announces $4.1M Available in Tax Credits Program Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced $4.1 million in tax credits once again will be made available under the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). Commerce Grants Available for Rural Mural and Public Art Projects The Kansas Department of Commerce today announced a total of $75,000 is available for a new round of Rural Mural and Public Art program funding. The program helps rural communities design engaging new art that improves the local aesthetic – making the community more appealing not only for those who live there but for potential new businesses and residents as well. Kansas awarded nearly $1 million from USDA to assist with rural digital divide The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) has been awarded nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service through its new Broadband Technical Assistance (BTA) grant program. The $997,000 grant will fund pre-engineering design studies in six rural Kansas counties to help reduce costs and identify avoidable barriers as broadband is deployed there. Creekstone Farms Serving Premium Kansas Meats Worldwide 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. View All

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Commerce Expands Funding Opportunities for Arts and Culture in Kansas

Jan 16, 2024

TOPEKA — Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced the launch of two new Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) grant programs, Arts Everywhere Grants and General Operating Support Grants, ushering in a new era of support for the arts in Kansas. The enhanced grant programs reflect…

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Commerce Announces First ‘Made in Kansas’ Participants

Nov 8, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced 13 manufacturers have been accepted into the department’s Made in Kansas program. Made in Kansas is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce to help promote Kansas manufacturers to customers across Kansas and around the globe. The Made…

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Kansas Commerce Department Hires New International Director

Sep 15, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today Laura Lombard has been named the agency’s new International Director. Lombard brings 15 years of experience in international relations and business development to the position, most recently serving as President and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services in…

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UK Conformity Assessed

Aug 31, 2022

In this program, you will hear from private sector and Commercial Service experts about the new certification requirement, when and how to use the UKCA mark, rules for usage, technical documentation and record keeping, alternative options, Register Here

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Governor Laura Kelly Promotes Kansas in Open Letter to State’s College Graduates

Jun 30, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly visited Indy Brew Works on a recent trip to Independence. TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today sent an open letter to recent college graduates across Kansas, encouraging them to put down roots in the state. In the letter, she highlighted many of Kansas’ main attractions: low unemployment, a…

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Kansas Department of Commerce International Division Receives more than $160,000 for Export Development

Oct 26, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announcement of a $163,617 award to the Kansas Department of Commerce’s International Division through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). Through STEP, states competitively apply for and receive financial awards to assist small businesses in their…

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Governor Kelly Declares Manufacturing Day 2021

Oct 1, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly issued a Proclamation, declaring today as Manufacturing Day in Kansas, which marks the beginning of October as Manufacturing Month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1wbtpGClF8&ab_channel=KansasManufacturingSolutions Learn more about Manufacturing Day, including a full schedule of events, from our partners at Kansas Manufacturing Solutions.

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Department of Commerce seeking new Individual Development Account Administrator

Oct 1, 2021

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce issued a Request for Proposals seeking qualified organizations to administer the Individual Development Account (IDA) program. The Kansas IDA program allows qualified organizations the opportunity to provide a match on deposits made by low-income participants who are saving to buy a home;…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Relaunch of Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment Program

Mar 25, 2021

TOPEKA - Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program has relaunched to assist unemployed Kansans with job searches and career counseling. “By connecting unemployed Kansans with the resources needed to secure a high-quality job, the RESEA program will improve our economy, communities, and the…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Comprehensive ‘Framework for Growth’ Economic Development Strategy

Feb 4, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today unveiled Kansas’ new, comprehensive economic development strategic plan, the first of its kind in more than 30 years. The Kansas Framework for Growth is an aggressive strategy to align our state’s strengths with emerging trends across the global economy, while guiding economic development at…

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