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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. 2024 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award Nominations Open 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. View All

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Diversify your markets and expand your sales by increasing your exports!  Whether you are just starting to explore selling outside of the U.S. or are looking for new markets, the international team at Commerce has the tools and experience to get you to your goals faster and with fewer obstacles.  International trade show support, state-led trade missions, or an expanded virtual presence on the internet are just some of the ways we can help improve your bottom line.  Join the many other Kansas companies that we work with on a regular basis and contact us today to get started!

The state’s central location, plentiful transportation options and intermodal services make it the first choice among businesses wanting to expand or relocate.  That also goes for international companies looking to find a home among the many successful foreign invested ventures already located here.  With its distribution dominance, manufacturing resources and modern energy platforms, Kansas continues to re-invest in key infrastructure such as airports, railroads, highways and broadband, and keeps business moving forward.

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Do you have an export-specific question? Is there a topic you want to cover with a webinar? How can our newsletter be more effective for exporting? The International Division is here to support and assist Kansas companies in growing their exports. Reach out to one of our staff members.

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Once overlooked and underestimated in economic development, Kansas has achieved the unexpected with record-shattering success – and one prestigious award after another. For the first time in state history, Kansas won the coveted 2021 Governor’s Cup, and then backed it up recently with a second straight Governor’s Cup.

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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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