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Virtual Job Fair to Highlight Hundreds of State Agency Opportunities Jobseekers are encouraged to attend the upcoming State of Kansas Agencies Virtual Job Fair from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. This month’s virtual fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, will feature many exciting employment opportunities available across the state’s 98 government agencies. Currently, there are more than 700 vacancies across the state. Governor Kelly Travels to Japan, South Korea to Create More Jobs for Kansans 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 development success and create new job opportunities for Kansas workers. Kansas Commerce Department Hires New International Director Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today Laura Lombard has been named the agency’s new International Director. Lombard brings 15 years of experience in international relations and business development to the position, most recently serving as President and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services in Wichita. Governor Kelly Announces Funding to Grow Small Business Exports Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded $200,000 to the Kansas Department of Commerce to expand the state’s robust export sector, which hit an all-time high of $13.97 billion in 2022. The agency’s International Division oversees the administration of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) award, enabling eligible businesses to leverage these funds for conducting focused activities that promote export growth. View All


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Creekstone Farms

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC is the 2020 Governor’s Exporter of the Year.

Largest Employer in Cowley County
Located in Arkansas City

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Creekstone’s premium beef is sold in 73 foreign markets across the world

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Employs more than 1,000 people and growing

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One of the most modern facilities in the industry

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20% of company sales are generated from exporting

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Fully indoor and climate controlled cattle pens designed in partnership with Dr. Temple Grandin, known worldwide for expertise in animal welfare

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2020 Exporter of the Year

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2020 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Finalists

Compass Minerals | Overland Park

Compass Minerals produces salt, plant nutrients and magnesium chloride that serves a variety of applications in global industrial, agricultural, commercial and consumer markets. Compass Minerals is dedicated to excellence, innovation, sustainability and delivering long-term value to the company. The company believes that with success comes a daily commitment to safety, diversity and integrity with a profound stewardship of the environment.

Kice Industries | Wichita

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Founded in 1946, Kice Industries is a fourth generation, family-owned business based in Wichita, Kan with a team of approximately 300 employees. Kice Industries designs complete industrial air systems and builds most of the equipment specified for these systems. Applications include pneumatic conveying, dust control and aspiration. A multi-industry company, Kice Industries serves the grain, plastics, food, feed, wood and minerals industries.

Dragon-Line | Ulysses

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Dragon-Line LLC produces an innovative irrigation system that uses drip tubing to convert a center-pivot irrigation system into a mobile drip irrigation system. The Dragon-Line irrigation system improves the use of irrigation water by 20-50%. The Dragon-Line system applies water precisely and directly into the soil, rather than spraying it in the air where it can blow away, evaporate or cause leaf burn.

Petron Plus Global, Inc. | Hutchinson

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Petron Plus Global produces innovative specialty chemicals, lubricants, and biodegradable products for vehicles. Petron Plus Global has been in business for 42 years and exports to 45 countries.