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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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Kelly Administration Begins Design of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for State

October 7, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today they have kicked off the development of the “Framework for Growth” – a robust strategy to accelerate economic growth in …

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Department of Commerce Announces Minority Enterprise Development Awards and Luncheon

September 26, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development will host its 35th Annual Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon. The luncheon will be held in the Capitol Plaza …

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International Partnerships Help Grow Kansas

September 20, 2019

Our trading partners around the world play a big role in helping grow the Kansas economy. Increasing our state’s international footprint has been a large priority for Governor Kelly and is a key component to our vision …

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Awards Spotlight Kansas Businesses

May 17, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is proud to announce the beginning of Business Appreciation Month by announcing several award winners, including the finalists for the Governor’s Award of Excellence. The Kansas Department …

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Still time to enlist Angel Investor assist

May 2, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The window for accepting Angel Investor Tax Credit Applications has reached its halfway point. Applications for companies seeking investment through the Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit (KAITC) program for 2019 will be …

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

April 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 …

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Applications Wanted for 2019 Business Appreciation Month

February 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 …

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Now Accepting Applications for 2018 New Dance Lab

August 10, 2018

TOPEKA — The New Dance Lab, a partnership between The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and Johnson County Community College, is accepting applications for 2018. The New Dance Lab will allow a select group of …

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