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Governor Kelly Announces $14M Capital Investment Creating 110 Jobs in Wellington Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Elite Harness is investing $14 million, creating 110 new jobs, in Wellington. Elite Harness will refurbish an existing facility into a 50,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. 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. View All

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International Investment

Kansas. Central to Your Success

Centrally located in the heart of America, Kansas offers an ideal location for international companies to access the North American market. Whether your company is planning to expand its U.S. presence or enter the market for the first time, a Kansas location can provide a competitive solution for your business.

$13.97 billion

in exported goods in 2022

76,100

Kansas jobs directly supported by majority foreign-owned affiliates.

11th

most livable state in the United States

9%

Cost of living 9% below national average

Our Kansas International Investment team is ready to assist in finding the strategic location that will meet your needs. We offer confidential services to introduce you to the Kansas business climate, identify available buildings and sites, and provide key information related to labor and workforce, taxes, incentives and infrastructure.

Randi Tveitaraas Jack

Deputy Director, International Division

(785) 845-0290[email protected]

Come to a state that fosters an educated workforce, reliable infrastructure and an affordable cost of living. Kansas gives you all of these and more. A wide variety of industries are thriving in our state, with new success stories every day. Whether by roadway, rail or air, Kansas offers excellent transportation and marketing advantages for your business. 

Because we’re centrally located, and because we’ve focused on building and maintaining an outstanding multimodal infrastructure, it’s easier and less expensive to ship to and from Kansas.

Panasonic Battery Plant
Great Plains Manufacturing Expansion
Schwan's Company Expansion

Kansas has many international companies operating or headquartered here. Come be part of that central success!

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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
Bioscience
Agriculture
Energy & Natural Resources
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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Governor Kelly Travels to Japan, South Korea to Create More Jobs for Kansans
September 15, 2023

TOPEKA – This week, Governor Laura Kelly traveled to Japan and South Korea to participate in the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA/JMWA) Conference. While there, she met with business leaders to continue building on Kansas’ historic economic …

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