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Governor Kelly Announces $10M for Broadband Projects in Rural Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $10 million has been awarded to 12 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the latest round of Broadband Acceleration Grants. The awards will be paired with an additional $12.7 million in matching funds, resulting in an investment of nearly $22.7 million for high-speed broadband access projects across 14 rural Kansas counties. Kansas Tourism, Visit Wichita Partnering to Host 2025 TBEX Summit Kansas Tourism and Visit Wichita are proud to announce Wichita as the host city for the Travel Blogger Exchange (TBEX) Summit on October 1-4, 2025. This esteemed event will bring together leading travel bloggers, influencers, journalists, content creators and tourism industry professionals from around the globe to explore and enjoy the heart of the country. Commerce Launches Statewide Exporters Roundtable Series he International Division of the Kansas Department of Commerce today announced it will begin a monthly Kansas Exporters Roundtable series in July. With three-quarters of potential customers located outside of the United States, Commerce will visit 12 cities across the state and offer assistance for small- to medium-sized Kansas companies. Kansas Launches National Campaign to Attract and Retain Talent Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland, alongside leaders from across the state, today unveiled Love, Kansas, a dynamic talent attraction campaign aimed at boosting Kansas’ population by inviting past residents to choose the Sunflower State as their future home. This national marketing initiative will highlight Kansas as an exceptional place to live, work and raise a family, with a special emphasis on “boomerangs” – individuals with previous ties to the state. 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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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

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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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Commerce Launches Statewide Exporters Roundtable Series
July 2, 2024

TOPEKA – The International Division of the Kansas Department of Commerce today announced it will begin a monthly Kansas Exporters Roundtable series in July. With three-quarters of potential customers located outside of the United States, …

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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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