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Commerce Announces $4.1M Available in Tax Credits Program Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced $4.1 million in tax credits once again will be made available under the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). 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. View All


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Kansas Commerce at Work

Kansas Commerce at Work is a weekly series that shares the stories and accomplishments of the state’s lead economic development agency. From big wins to community-focused programs and resources, stay tuned to hear more from a department on the move.

Private Companies are Exporting Kansas Brand and Products at Record Pace
April 21, 2023

Even as Kansas achieves record-breaking, historic economic development success, the state isn’t slowing down. Instead, Kansas is flexing its muscle as a top exporter and the best place for international companies to do business. Efforts …

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HEAL Projects Breathing Life into Downtowns Across Kansas
April 14, 2023

All across Kansas, once vacant and dilapidated downtown buildings now are bustling with activity. A new strategy of timely investments in Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (HEAL) grants rolled out by Governor Laura Kelly’s administration are …

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GROWKS Loan and Equity Programs Winning Awards as They Assist Companies
April 7, 2023

The Kansas Department of Commerce and NetWork Kansas are working together to tear down barriers many entrepreneurs face when starting a business. In August 2022, Commerce — the state’s economic development engine — and NetWork Kansas, …

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Housing a Critical Component of Economic Development
March 31, 2023

Kansas’ record-setting pace in economic development means significant job growth, with the state creating or retaining almost 56,000 jobs since Governor Laura Kelly took office in 2019. That has the Kelly administration aggressively tackling a …

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Kansas Broadband Roadshow Gathering Useful Information from Real Kansans
March 24, 2023

In parts of Kansas, it’s easy for people to go online whenever and wherever they want.   But for too many Kansans, high-speed internet access is anything but a mouse click away. The ongoing challenge of …

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Kansas Takes Bold Steps Forward-Preparing Residents for Critical, In-Demand Careers
March 17, 2023

Chandler Roetzer’s highest priority is providing a good life for his family here in Kansas, which is why he’s developing high-tech job skills that will be in demand now and in the future. Roetzer, 26, …

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Kansas Continues its Award-Winning, Record-Setting Streak
March 10, 2023

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 …

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