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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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Creekstone Farms

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC is the 2020 Governor’s Exporter of the Year.

Largest Employer in Cowley County
Located in Arkansas City

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Creekstone’s premium beef is sold in 73 foreign markets across the world

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Employs more than 1,000 people and growing

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One of the most modern facilities in the industry

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20% of company sales are generated from exporting

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Fully indoor and climate controlled cattle pens designed in partnership with Dr. Temple Grandin, known worldwide for expertise in animal welfare

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2020 Exporter of the Year

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2020 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Finalists

Compass Minerals | Overland Park

Compass Minerals produces salt, plant nutrients and magnesium chloride that serves a variety of applications in global industrial, agricultural, commercial and consumer markets. Compass Minerals is dedicated to excellence, innovation, sustainability and delivering long-term value to the company. The company believes that with success comes a daily commitment to safety, diversity and integrity with a profound stewardship of the environment.

Kice Industries | Wichita

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Founded in 1946, Kice Industries is a fourth generation, family-owned business based in Wichita, Kan with a team of approximately 300 employees. Kice Industries designs complete industrial air systems and builds most of the equipment specified for these systems. Applications include pneumatic conveying, dust control and aspiration. A multi-industry company, Kice Industries serves the grain, plastics, food, feed, wood and minerals industries.

Dragon-Line | Ulysses

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Dragon-Line LLC produces an innovative irrigation system that uses drip tubing to convert a center-pivot irrigation system into a mobile drip irrigation system. The Dragon-Line irrigation system improves the use of irrigation water by 20-50%. The Dragon-Line system applies water precisely and directly into the soil, rather than spraying it in the air where it can blow away, evaporate or cause leaf burn.

Petron Plus Global, Inc. | Hutchinson

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Petron Plus Global produces innovative specialty chemicals, lubricants, and biodegradable products for vehicles. Petron Plus Global has been in business for 42 years and exports to 45 countries.