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Congratulations to Black & Veatch 2021 Governor’s Exporter of the Year

Black & Veatch | Overland Park, Kan.

Black & Veatch is the largest engineering firm in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Founded in 1915, it is headquartered in Overland Park. It is a global engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and consulting company specializing in infrastructure development in power, oil and gas, water, telecommunications, government, mining, data centers, smart cities and banking and finance markets.

2020, Black & Veatch was the 7th largest majority employee-owned company in the United States. In 2020, with revenues of $3.7 billion, the company was ranked by Forbes as the 123rd largest privately owned company in the United States. Engineering News-Record, which compiles and publishes rankings of the largest construction and engineering firms annually, measured by gross revenues, ranked Black & Veatch 1st in telecommunications, 2nd in power, 5th in water, 8th in wastewater, 13th in international markets, and 15th in the overall top 500 design category, in the United States in 2016.

Black & Veatch has more than 100 offices worldwide and has executed projects in more than 100 countries on six continents.

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2021 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Finalist

Conestoga Energy | Liberal, Kan.

Conestoga was born out of the belief that it is obligated to create a healthier world and a better future, and it takes prides on balancing innovative solutions with old-fashioned service.

The team views customers as partners, and is passionate about ethical resource management. The leadership team is made up of sustainability veterans and innovative experts aligned in a singular mission with a singular goal: developing low-carbon solutions today that will create a healthier tomorrow.

Conestoga’s plant in Liberal, Kan.