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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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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Intention to Appoint Commerce Secretary David Toland to Become Lieutenant Governor

Dec 14, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced her intention to appoint David Toland, Secretary for the Kansas Department of Commerce, to become her Lieutenant Governor when current Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers vacates the position in January. “Replacing Lynn Rogers is no small task, but of all the candidates I considered,…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Nearly 2,000 Small Businesses Recipients of $37.5 Million in Grants

Nov 19, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly today announced that nearly 2,000 Kansas small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive a share of $37.5 million in Small Business Working Capital (SBWC) grants.

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Governor Laura Kelly Establishes Office of Broadband Development, Announces Nearly $50 Million in Grants for Broadband Access Expansion

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.

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Workforce AID Program Graduation Feature - Collaboration between Commerce, Spirit Aerosystems and Hutchinson Community College

Apr 9, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The graduation of the first class of a new training partnership between Hutchinson Community College, Spirit Aerosystems and the Kansas Department of Commerce took place on April 4, 2019. Spirit has partnered with the Department of Commerce’s Workforce AID (Aligned with Industry Demand) program to train 500…

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Applications Wanted for 2019 Business Appreciation Month

Feb 28, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2019 Business Appreciation Month Awards.The top nominees will be recognized at the Team Kansas awards banquet on June 4 at the Kansas State Student Union. The winner will take home the 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence, the…

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