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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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Living in Kansas

Live, work and play in the heart of America

Kansas isn’t for everyone… but it is for:

The young executive looking for opportunity for professional growth, vibrant urban life…

Young families that want both educational and social opportunities like youth baseball, soccer, football, gymnastics, cultural arts, camps…

The outdoors enthusiast who enjoys camping, hiking, boating, sailing, fishing, hunting…

Those that want to actively participate in competitive and non-competitive sports like golf, tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball…

The empty nester who wants to stay actively involved in their community thru dining, theatre, civic organizations, volunteering…

The business that wants to partner with their state and community to grow to their fullest potential and capacity…

Low cost of living


The cost of living in Kansas is 13.5% less than the national average (C2ER 2020)


state sales tax


top individual income tax rate

Kansas is home to the world’s best barbeque…no contest!

Quality educational opportunities


ranked state for K-12 education (US News 2020)


student-teacher ratio (IPSR 2019)


of residents with a high school diploma or higher


ranked state for higher education (US News 2020)


public universities and colleges

Endless career opportunities

Kansas is home to a vibrant community of individuals with diverse interests, and opportunities exist for everyone to find a career they enjoy and that provides a comfortable way of life. Whether you prefer to work with your hands in a skilled trade, go to work in a local business or corporate headquarters or do your own thing and start your own business, Kansas is ripe with opportunity and ready to welcome you.


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Average of sunny days a year (NOAA Climate Comparison 2019)


Rank nationwide for friendliest state (Big 7 Travel 2019)

Leawood, Topeka and Wichita ranked in Wallethub’s 2020 list of Top Cities to Live

An abundance of outdoor adventure

In a nation of natural treasures, Kansas’ 26 state parks shine like diamonds. Bike or hike hundreds of miles of trails. Catch a record blue catfish in our lakes and rivers. Or, just enjoy the beach with your family on a beautiful Kansas summer day.

Amazing sports experiences

We love our sports and support our teams. Whether you’re cheering on your kid’s softball or flag football teams, chanting “Rock Chalk Jayhawk” in the birthplace of basketball or kickin’ it at a Kansas City Sporting soccer game, you’ll be in good company with some of the best sports fans in the nation.

The opportunities to live, work and play offered in the heart of America are second to none.

Come home to Kansas.

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