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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. Kansas Earns Gold Shovel Award for Fourth Consecutive Year Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansas has garnered Area Development magazine’s coveted Gold Shovel Award for the fourth year in a row. The latest accolade—without precedent in state history—reflects the economic development success the state has experienced under the Kelly administration. View All


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Tap into Kansas’ highly educated, customer-focused workforce.

Kansas has emerged as a leader for corporate and professional service companies, including those involved in finance, accounting, information technology, engineering and architectural design. In fact, in recent years, we have seen unprecedented success for Kansas with service-related companies and corporate leaders such as Quest Analytics, CarMax, and Navatek CFD Technologies, LLC all selecting Kansas as a place to grow their operations. 

It’s no surprise that Kansas is at the top of the list. Ninety-one (91) percent of Kansas adults have a high school diploma, ranking Kansas No. 19 in the nation. Kansas is also among the top states for percent of adults with a college degree with 34% of the population having a bachelor’s degree or higher. Over 40% of adults, 25 and over, in Kansas have an associate college degree. In some areas, such as Johnson County in the Kansas City area, over 50% of the adults have a college degree.

Kansas naturally excels at customer care and offers competitive location advantages for companies that serve national and international customer bases. 


Kansans employed in corporate and professional services


new professional services graduates each year


less than the U.S. median

  1. According to EMSI, Kansas is forecasted to outperform U.S. growth rates in nearly all subsectors of professional and technical services, with areas of particular strength in corporate headquarters and business support services.  

Kansas’ strong talent pipeline and growing computer services industries will help support and sustain digitally enabled business processes and automation in the state. And, with high concentrations of food processing, agriculture and aerospace – all highly susceptible to automation – the opportunity for technology and consulting services firms specialized to those areas is great.

A Place for Mom

A Place for Mom, the largest senior care referral service in North America, chose Kansas as the home of its new office in early 2020. The Overland Park location will be the home to several jobs that are core to the company’s business operations including managerial talent, finance and human resources professionals, engineers and customer service associates. 

Corporate Headquarters Located in Kansas

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

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