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Governor Kelly Celebrates 2023 Exporter of the Year: Tank Connection Governor Laura Kelly visited Tank Connection in Parsons today to officially honor the company for being named the 2023 Governor’s Exporter of the Year. Tank Connection, a global leader in dry bulk and liquid storage systems, exports to 64 countries across six continents. Governor Kelly Announces More than $8M to be Invested in Digital Opportunities Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansas is receiving $8.2 million to begin implementing the Kansas Digital Equity (DE) Plan, which recently received federal approval. This announcement solidifies the state’s commitment to transform the landscape of high-speed internet connectivity and digital opportunity across Kansas. Nominations Open for 2024 Minority, Women Enterprise Development Awards Today Lieutenant Governor and Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland announced a call for nominations for the 2024 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards. These annual awards are one way the agency acknowledges and observes the growing impact that minority- and women-led companies have on their communities and the Kansas economy. Governor Kelly Announces KMW to Invest $105M in Sterling, Create 251 New Jobs in Kansas Governor Laura Kelly today announced that KMW, a precision manufacturer of agricultural front loaders, backhoes, and other attachments, will invest $105 million to construct a new North American headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility in Sterling. The venture will create 251 new jobs, resulting in a local workforce of 485. 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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Governor’s Exporter of the Year

Nominations for the 2024 Governor’s Exporter of the Year are closed.

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2023 Governor's Exporter of the Year

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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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Salina-based Vortex Global has won the 2022 Governor’s Award of Excellence

The State of Unexpected

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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Governor Kelly Celebrates 2023 Exporter of the Year: Tank Connection
April 15, 2024

PARSONS — Governor Laura Kelly visited Tank Connection in Parsons today to officially honor the company for being named the 2023 Governor’s Exporter of the Year. Tank Connection, a global leader in dry bulk and …

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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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