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Statewide Virtual Job Fair to Showcase New Opportunities for Jobseekers Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland is encouraging jobseekers and employers searching for new talent to participate in the June Virtual Statewide Job Fair. Hosted by KANSASWORKS, the job fair will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Commerce Announces $390,000 in Emergency HEAL Grant Funding Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced more than $390,000 in Emergency Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (E-HEAL) grants has been awarded to five recipients. More than $770,000 private local matching funds will be added to that total, to help bring rural downtown buildings back from likely demolition or collapse – and rehabilitate them back into productive use. Kansas Main Street Selects Eight Rural Communities for New Housing Grant Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced eight inaugural grant recipients of the Residential Opportunities on Main Street (ROOMS) program. A total of eight projects in Designated Kansas Main Street communities are receiving $50,000 each to create a total of 35 new residential units in the upper floors of downtown buildings. Kansas Nonprofits Receive More than $4M in Community Service Program Tax Credits Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $4.1 million in Community Service Program (CSP) Tax Credits have been awarded to support the fundraising efforts of 26 nonprofit organizations across Kansas. These funds will enhance local access to quality childcare, healthcare, education, arts, and housing services. View All


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Global Resources

The Global Resources sub-division plays an active role in advancing the state’s economic development objectives by cultivating and maintaining resources that bolster Kansas’ participation in international commerce. The team keeps an eye on global economic and political trends that may affect companies based in Kansas and strategically crafts international approaches to drive the state’s economic goals forward.

Collaborating with local communities, economic development organizations, businesses and educational institutions across Kansas, Global Resources works to address their needs and interests in key areas.


Laurie Pieper, Assistant Director of Global Resources


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Cassidy Nolan, International Representative

(785) 213-9359

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Key Areas

Supply Chain
Trade Infrastructure
Workforce & Education
Arts & Culture
Hospitality & Tourism

Featured Programs


When your business succeeds, Kansas does too! The International Division presents webinars covering the most current topics and trends in global business.

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How to Put Together an Export Management Compliance Program – July 11, 2024

Export compliance specialist, Mike Allocca, President of Allocca Enterprises, will guide you through critical information to ensure your organization has an EMCP to stay compliant.

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Certified Global Business Professional Bootcamp

The CGBP Bootcamp is for business practitioners and students interested in improving their practical skills and/or preparing to take the CGBP exam.

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Kansas Global Holiday Market

Vendors: Inspired by European holiday markets, this three-day holiday market in Wichita will highlight festive foods, drinks, gifts and activities representing countries and cultures from around the world!

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Kansas Global Cuisines and Cultures Week – March 16 – 22, 2025

A statewide celebration of global foods and cultures that form a part of the international ecosystem in Kansas and foster cultural exchanges between Kansas and other regions of the globe.

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Significance of Global Commerce for Kansas
June 6, 2024

As the world becomes more globally interconnected, Kansas Department of Commerce ensures that our state is relevant and engaged internationally. This helps grow the state economy and fosters positive diplomatic relations. At an increasingly rapid …

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Trade Infrastructure in Kansas
June 6, 2024

Global Resources is focused on key assets to support the international business ecosystem in Kansas. One of these is strong trade infrastructure. Kansas is fortunate to have valuable systems, structures and facilities that contribute to …

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Global Resources for Kansas’ International Business Ecosystem
June 6, 2024

Global Resources is an innovative, new sub-division within the International Division of the Kansas Department of Commerce. Our mission is to advance the state’s economic development objectives by cultivating and maintaining resources that bolster Kansas’ …

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External Events

Global Resources wants to know about, and help promote, interesting international events around the state. If your organization is hosting an international event or participating in an international event, we’d love to hear about it! Examples include performing arts, festivals, lectures, sporting events and so much more!

Fiesta Filipina – June 8 – Overland Park

Hosted by the Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City, head to Overland Park for a fun-filled day of Filipino-themed food and entertainment. Fiesta favorites such as pancit, pork BBQ skewers, adobo, halo-halo, plus new menu item: afritada will be available for purchase. Stay for entertainment from our own Sampaguita Choir and dance performances by the world-famous Sinag-Tala Dance Troupe

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Midsummer’s Festival – June 15 & 16 – Lindsborg

Midsummer’s Festival, a traditional Swedish festival celebrated worldwide, welcomes the arrival of the summer solstice. Enjoy the magic of summer by stepping into a quaint Swedish village, and embrace the community’s Swedish heritage.

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Thai & Viet Cuisine Cooking Class – June 20 – Wichita

A delectable dance of vibrant hues, fresh flavors and healing spices come to mind when we think of both Thailand and Vietnam. Learn how to create healthy dishes with an emphasis on balancing hot, cold and spicy ingredients. On the menu: Vietnamese vegan pho, banh xeo crepe appetizer, Thai basil “chicken” with rice and a sticky rice mango dessert.

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