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Governor Kelly Celebrates 2023 Exporter of the Year: Tank Connection Governor Laura Kelly visited Tank Connection in Parsons today to officially honor the company for being named the 2023 Governor’s Exporter of the Year. Tank Connection, a global leader in dry bulk and liquid storage systems, exports to 64 countries across six continents. Governor Kelly Announces More than $8M to be Invested in Digital Opportunities Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansas is receiving $8.2 million to begin implementing the Kansas Digital Equity (DE) Plan, which recently received federal approval. This announcement solidifies the state’s commitment to transform the landscape of high-speed internet connectivity and digital opportunity across Kansas. Nominations Open for 2024 Minority, Women Enterprise Development Awards Today Lieutenant Governor and Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland announced a call for nominations for the 2024 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards. These annual awards are one way the agency acknowledges and observes the growing impact that minority- and women-led companies have on their communities and the Kansas economy. Governor Kelly Announces KMW to Invest $105M in Sterling, Create 251 New Jobs in Kansas Governor Laura Kelly today announced that KMW, a precision manufacturer of agricultural front loaders, backhoes, and other attachments, will invest $105 million to construct a new North American headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility in Sterling. The venture will create 251 new jobs, resulting in a local workforce of 485. View All

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Governor’s Exporter of the Year

The award program recognizes Kansas companies committed to expanding sales in international markets and showcases those exporters to other Kansas companies seeking similar success. For more than 30 years, the state of Kansas has recognized exceptional export performance by presenting the Governor’s Exporter of the Year award to one Kansas company selected by the Kansas Department of Commerce in conjunction with the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council (KITCC).

2024 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award Nominations

Nominations are closed!

2023 Governor’s Exporter of the Year

Founded in 2003, Tank Connection designs, manufactures and installs products and services for the bolted steel storage tank and aluminum covers markets. Tank Connection is a Kansas based, employee-owned company dedicated to building upon its rich legacy of market innovation and golden rule customer service.

April Chiang

Assistant Director – Export Promotion

(785) 213-7545

[email protected]

Governor Kelly Celebrates 2023 Exporter of the Year: Tank Connection
April 15, 2024

PARSONS — Governor Laura Kelly visited Tank Connection in Parsons today to officially honor the company for being named the 2023 Governor’s Exporter of the Year. Tank Connection, a global leader in dry bulk and …

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2024 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award Nominations Open
February 15, 2024

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced that the Kansas Department of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award.  The Governor’s Exporter of the Year …

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Governor Kelly Travels to Germany to Promote Investment Opportunities
November 6, 2023

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly wrapped up a trade mission to Germany to promote Kansas and encourage foreign investment into the state. While there, the governor met with business leaders to discuss the many opportunities …

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