Skip Navigation


Statewide Virtual Job Fair to Showcase New Opportunities for Jobseekers Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland is encouraging jobseekers and employers searching for new talent to participate in the June Virtual Statewide Job Fair. Hosted by KANSASWORKS, the job fair will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Commerce Announces $390,000 in Emergency HEAL Grant Funding Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced more than $390,000 in Emergency Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (E-HEAL) grants has been awarded to five recipients. More than $770,000 private local matching funds will be added to that total, to help bring rural downtown buildings back from likely demolition or collapse – and rehabilitate them back into productive use. Kansas Main Street Selects Eight Rural Communities for New Housing Grant Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced eight inaugural grant recipients of the Residential Opportunities on Main Street (ROOMS) program. A total of eight projects in Designated Kansas Main Street communities are receiving $50,000 each to create a total of 35 new residential units in the upper floors of downtown buildings. Kansas Nonprofits Receive More than $4M in Community Service Program Tax Credits Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $4.1 million in Community Service Program (CSP) Tax Credits have been awarded to support the fundraising efforts of 26 nonprofit organizations across Kansas. These funds will enhance local access to quality childcare, healthcare, education, arts, and housing services. View All


Business Regions Made in Kansas Our Department Publications Initiatives & Incentives Transparency Database About Us Notices Contact

Animal Health

Treat it in the middle

Whether it be cute and cuddly or rowdy and rough, Kansas is the leader for global animal health and nutrition products. The Animal Health Corridor, anchored in Kansas, has the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world. The corridor accounts for 56 percent of the total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales.  

A robust ecosystem comprised of innovation, commercialization, contract research and manufacturing organizations, facility design and engineering, marketing, distribution, and logistics all contribute to a skilled and motivated Kansas workforce. Diversity, inclusion, sustainability are not just words, but part of the fabric of the animal health industry in Kansas, and we are committed to growing stronger every day.   A company’s ability to thrive and grow in Kansas is a driving principal of our mission.  When you make Kansas your home you too can be a part of the foremost global animal health and nutrition network. 

Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health recently announced an investment of $100 million in facility expansion and enhancement efforts in its U.S. manufacturing site in DeSoto, Kansas. Investments to the site include a technological expansion of the vaccine production facility, which will come online in 2020, plus an additional investment of $66 million that will provide for added enhancement capabilities to be realized over the coming years. Scott Bormann, SVP of Merck Animal Health’s North America Commercial Operations said, “Our investment in DeSoto positions us for strong long-term growth and enables us to remain a valued partner to our loyal customers through reliability and responsiveness to their needs.”


Kansas currently employs more than 14,000 in animal health and related industries.

$2.2 Billion

Kansas animal health contributes more than $2.2B to the states total GDP


Kansas ranks 3rd in exports of veterinary vaccines

Explore Kansas’ key industries and learn how you can be part of the next Kansas success story.

Advanced Manufacturing
Corporate & Professional Services
Logistics & Distribution
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Aerospace & Defense
Animal Health
Energy & Natural Resources