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Latest Business Successes

Big Wins for Kansas Companies

The Department of Commerce exists to support the economy of our state. In this role, some of our biggest efforts involve either bringing new businesses to our state or helping existing Kansas businesses expand.

Here are some of the latest successes our team at Commerce has helped secure for Kansas.

Governor Laura Kelly Celebrates Goodyear Tire Investing $125 Million in Topeka, Adding 40 New Jobs
September 21, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.’s decision to invest $125 million and hire 40 new employees at its Topeka plant as part of modernizing its Kansas facility, which …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces JTM Foods is Expanding in Wichita
August 24, 2022

WICHITA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that JTM Foods, LLC has chosen Wichita as the new home of JJ’s Snack Pies, a popular treat available at many of the nation’s largest retailers, and has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in the ict21 Industrial District. JTM Foods plans to hire 150 people within the next two years and invest $40 million in the Wichita facility.

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Governor Laura Kelly Cuts Ribbon on North America’s Largest Wheat Protein Plant
August 9, 2022

~Phillipsburg Facility Is a $250M+ Investment that Will Create 60+ Jobs~ PHILLIPSBURG – Governor Laura Kelly today joined Amber Wave, a leader in sustainable agriculture, food ingredients, and low-carbon fuels, to cut the ribbon on …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Cybersecurity Company to Move Headquarters to Kansas
July 29, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced cybersecurity company Novacoast is relocating its corporate headquarters to Wichita from Santa Barbara, California. The company plans to bring 100 new high-tech jobs to the state and help …

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Kansas Lands $4B, 4,000-Job Panasonic Energy Electric Vehicle Battery Plant
July 13, 2022

~Governor Laura Kelly Successfully Wins Largest Economic Development Project in State History~ Topeka, Kan. – July 13, 2022 – Today, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced that Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd., plans to build one of …

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Kansas Surpasses $9 Billion in New Economic Development Investment Since Start of Kelly Administration
June 27, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that since she took office in January 2019, Kansas has attracted over $9 billion in new investments by private sector businesses. This milestone continues the record-breaking economic development success Kansas …

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Kansas Wins Prestigious Gold Shovel Award for Economic Development Excellence for Second Consecutive Year
June 6, 2022

TOPEKA – Kansas has won Area Development magazine’s coveted 2022 Gold Shovel Award, marking the second year in a row the state has received this national recognition for excellence in economic development.   “For the …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 127 New Jobs, $110 Million Investment in Olathe
April 19, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Lineage Logistics is opening a new automated, next generation distribution center for Smithfield Foods, Inc., a vertically integrated food company and the world’s largest pork processor. The …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Largest Economic Development Investment in Kelly Administration History
April 18, 2022

~$650 Million in Business Investment in Kansas Economy, 500 New High-Paying Jobs in Manhattan~ MANHATTAN – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced her administration’s most significant economic development project to date. Scorpion Biological Services, a subsidiary …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces $20 Million in Business Investment and 150 New Jobs in Wichita
March 15, 2022

~ Fagron Sterile Services, a Health Care Supply Manufacturing Facility Expanding in Sedgwick County~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced Fagron Sterile Services’ (FSS) new expansion in Wichita which will result in more than …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Ranked First in Nation for Most Economic Development Investment Per Capita
March 2, 2022

~Governor Kelly Receives Site Selection Magazine’s Prestigious Governor’s Cup Award~ WICHITA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced Kansas won Site Selection Magazine’s 2021 Governor’s Cup for the state with the most economic development investment per …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Surpasses $7 Billion in New Business Dollars Invested in the State
October 21, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that since she took office in January 2019, more than $7 billion new business dollars have been invested in the state of Kansas and over 29,000 new jobs …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 100 New Jobs in Bonner Springs
October 14, 2021

~Medline Industries, Inc. to invest $77.5 million for new distribution center~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Medline, the country’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, will invest $77.5 million …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 50 New Jobs in Montgomery County
October 12, 2021

~Agribusiness Bartlett to invest $325 million in Southeast Kansas to create new soybean facility~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded plans from Bartlett, a Savage Company, to invest $325 million in a large soybean …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Expansion at Berry Global Group, Inc. to Create 84 Jobs
September 14, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today visited Berry Global Group, Inc. in Lawrence to celebrate a major project expansion that will create 84 new jobs and invest $61 million in the community. “Berry Global Group, …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Receives National Economic Development Recognition
September 13, 2021

~ Kansas breaks into Area Development’s Top 20 States for Doing Business recognition~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced Kansas has received Area Development’s Top 20 States for Doing Business recognition for 2021 – …

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Governor Laura Kelly Cuts Ribbon on Superior Boiler Expansion Project in Hutchinson
September 1, 2021

HUTCHINSON – Today, Governor Laura Kelly joined Superior Boiler to cut the ribbon on their new 73,000-square-foot facility – totaling a $2,786,000 business investment – in Hutchinson, Kansas. “Superior Boiler’s expansion in Kansas is more …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 250 New Jobs in Emporia
August 18, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced Communications Solutions, LLC (CSLLC) will expand its operations to Emporia, Kansas, creating 250 new jobs. “Our partnership with CSLCC, which will create 250 new jobs in Emporia, is …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 75 New Jobs Coming to Wichita
August 5, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded Brek Manufacturing Company’s plan to expand its operation into the state of Kansas. The Southern California-based aerospace company announced that it intends to purchase two buildings in Wichita, investing …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces $28 Million Investment, 37 New Jobs in Manhattan
June 29, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today congratulated Bev-Hub on its new facility in Manhattan. Bev-Hub, a Wichita-based manufacturer, is investing more than $28 million into the Manhattan community to renovate a former brewery to meet …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Surpasses $6 Billion in New Business Dollars Invested in the State
June 29, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that since she took office in January 2019, more than $6 billion new business dollars have been invested in the state of Kansas and 26,000 new jobs have …

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Governor Laura Kelly Cuts Ribbon on Animal Science Innovation Center in Topeka
June 23, 2021

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly joined a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Hill’s Pet Nutrition Small Paws Innovation Center in Topeka. Hill’s Pet Nutrition invested $20 million to build this 25,000-square-foot nutrition facility that will …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 80 New Jobs in Tonganoxie
June 22, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s plan to build a new pet food manufacturing plant in Tonganoxie. Hill’s will invest more than $250 million to construct a new 300,000-square-foot facility, bringing …

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Pretzels, LLC
December 9, 2020

Pretzels, LLC has announced plans to build a 146,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in the Lawrence Venture Park. The new facility will result in 281 new jobs and $88 million in new capital investment. The …

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Industrial Service Technologies
November 9, 2020

IST has announced it will bring its company headquarters and metal fabrication division to Tonganoxie, Kansas. The company plans to employ up to 37 people within five years. IST is constructing a 6,400 square foot …

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Modern Manufacturing
September 17, 2020

Modern Manufacturing has announced plans to open a new U.S. production facility in Eudora, Kansas, with 78 new jobs projected. The central location will feature state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to produce high quality signaling equipment for the railroad industry. The …

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Great Plains Manufacturing / Kubota
August 13, 2020

Great Plains Manufacturing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese affiliate Kubota North America Corporation, announced their upcoming purchase of a 750,000 sq. ft. building to further invest in their Salina, Kansas, operations in support of growing …

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Schwan’s Company
August 11, 2020

August 10, 2020 – Schwan’s Company, a leading food producer in the United States, has announced plans to build a new 400,000-square-foot expansion at its pizza-manufacturing facility in Salina, Kansas. The announcement of the project …

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Urban Outfitters (URBN)
August 5, 2020

Urban Outfitters’(URBN), has announced The Kansas Speedway will be home to its new 880,000 square foot distribution center. This exciting partnership between the State of Kansas and Urban Outfitters will bring nearly 2,000 new jobs and …

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Merck Animal Health
June 29, 2020

Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, announced an investment of $100 million in facility expansion and enhancement efforts in its U.S. manufacturing site in DeSoto, Kansas. Investments to the …

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Tuthill Corporation
June 22, 2020

Tuthill Corporation has announced the opening of a new manufacturing site for Fill-Rite pumps and products located in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Expansion with the Lenexa, Kansas site will support Tuthill’s business and commercial model …

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Dot’s Pretzels, LLC
June 10, 2020

Dot’s Pretzels, LLC, selected Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas, for their new manufacturing facility. The premiere pretzel brand in North America plans to begin operations later this year in the new facilitate that …

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Anderson & Forrester
May 21, 2020

Anderson & Forrester, founded in 1928 and a leader in orifice and conversion fitting needs, announced they will relocate their Denver operations to Clearwater, Kansas. The company credits Kansas’ highly skilled workforce and low cost …

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Black Canyon Home & Body
April 15, 2020

Black Canyon Home & Body, a Utah based business that manufactures, and sells beauty products such as; body lotions, hand sanitizer, perfumes, bath salts, shampoo and other hair products has announced their decision to relocate …

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Wilson Glass
March 25, 2020

Wilson Glass from St. Joseph, MO announced plans to build a 5,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the Urban Hess Business Park in Tonganoxie, Kansas. The company manufactures window frames and installs windows throughout the …

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Superior Boiler
March 25, 2020

Superior Boiler announced it will relocate its Richmond, Virginia, subsidiary to Hutchinson, Kansas. The company expects to add more than 50 jobs in Hutchinson over the next three to five years and all 30 employees who …

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Prosperiti Partners, LLC
March 2, 2020

Prosperiti Partners, LLC, based in Springfield, Missouri, has announced plans to acquire a 400,000 plus square foot former manufacturing building, and establish a state-of-the-art production facility in the Coffeyville, KS Industrial Park that will bring …

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Reiloy USA
February 18, 2020

Reiloy USA announced they are expanding their advanced manufacturing capabilities and capacity with plans to invest more than $20 million in a new building and new machinery to grow the German-owned company’s footprint in Maize. With …

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MMGY Global
January 24, 2020

MMGY will relocate its business operation to a new facility in downtown Overland Park, Kansas. MMGY provides integrated marketing and advertising services to clients in the travel industry. They are planning to bring 157 jobs …

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A Place for Mom, Inc.
January 14, 2020

A Place for Mom, Inc. (APFM) announced today the opening of its new office in Overland Park, Kansas. The largest senior care referral service in North America, with offices in Seattle, New York City and …

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Empirical Foods
December 23, 2019

Empirical Foods to Bring 300 Jobs to Garden City, KS. The empirical family of companies, formerly known as Beef Products Inc. (BPI), announced on Dec. 23 that it will start constructing a new ground beef facility …

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Walmart
December 11, 2019

Walmart has selected Topeka, Kansas to become the site of a new 1.8 million sq. ft distribution center. The company will invest $200 million and create 300 full-time jobs over the next five years. Walmart will …

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Regal Art & Gift
December 5, 2019

Regal Art & Gift, a wholesale garden decor supplier, will open a new distribution operation in Olathe, KS. The company plans to hire up to 20 employees and will invest $5.48M in capital. Founded in …

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Tool Source Warehouse Inc.
November 11, 2019

Tool Source Warehouse Inc., a Georgia-based wholesale tool distributor, announced it had signed a lease in a building at Lenexa Logistics Centre South. The company plans to occupy 153,000 square feet and create 25 jobs. …

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Provision Healthcare LLC
October 24, 2019

Provision Healthcare LLC, a vertically integrated company that manufactures proton therapy systems and owns and operates the cancer centers it develops, will build a 40,000-square-foot proton therapy center and a 90,000-square-foot medical office building on …

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ITRenew, Inc.
October 16, 2019

ITRenew, Inc. a leading global IT lifecycle management solutions provider based in Silicon Valley announced plans to expand operations to Olathe, KS. The company plans on creating up to 100 net new jobs over the next …

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Western Green
July 12, 2019

Western Green, a leading manufacturer of Rolled Erosion Control and Sediment Control Products, announced that they would open a new manufacturing facility in McPherson, Kansas. Western Green is projected to begin renovations of an existing …

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Railway Service Contractors
July 1, 2019

Railway Service Contractors will relocate its business operations to Wyandotte county, Kansas.  They will bring 12 new jobs and $670,000 of new capital investment to their new location.  The company performs locomotive and rail equipment, service, …

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1 Vision Aviation
June 20, 2019

1 Vision Aviation is planning to set up shop in Salina, bringing with it 50 jobs initially, and within three years up to 450 jobs. 1 Vision is currently headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa, and is FAA …

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Johns Manville (JM)
June 12, 2019

Johns Manville (JM), a global building and specialty products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway Company, announced today a new Climate Pro® blowing wool production line will be built in McPherson, Kan. JM will begin construction …

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Quest Analytics
June 11, 2019

Quest Analytics will bring 143 new jobs and over $5 million of new capital investment to Overland Park, Kansas.  Quest Analytics is a healthcare tech company that designs and develops health plan provider network management software …

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Hostess Brands, LLC
May 8, 2019

Hostess Brands, LLC, announced the opening of a new distribution center located in Edgerton, Kansas. The new location creates synergies with proximity to Hostess’s corporate office as well as its Emporia bakery, access to a …

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Hostess Brands, LLC
May 8, 2019

Hostess Brands, LLC, announced the company will be moving its corporate headquarters to Lenexa, Kansas. The partnership between Hostess Brands, LLC and the state of Kansas over the past several years has allowed the company to …

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CarMax
May 6, 2019

CarMax, a member of the Fortune 500 and S&P 500, announced it will open a new Customer Experience Center this July in Olathe, Kansas, part of the Kansas City metro. The nation’s largest retailer of …

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UPG Solutions
April 30, 2019

UPG Solutions will bring 85 new jobs and $3.8 million of new capital investment to Leawood, Kan.  UPG provides proposal management software services and solutions to its customers.

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Faith Technologies
April 23, 2019

Faith Technologies, an energy expert in electrical planning, engineering, design and installation will expand its operation to Olathe, Kansas including its manufacturing division. The project will bring more than 780 positions and almost $40 million …

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AmeriLife Holdings
March 26, 2019

AmeriLife Holdings will relocate its business and expand its operations in Overland Park, Kansas. The company will bring 61 new jobs and $1.25 million of new capital investment to Kansas. AmeriLife provides insurance benefits and insurance consulting services.

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Card Compliant
March 10, 2019

Card Compliant will relocate its operations to Leawood, Kansas and expand its business in this state.   The company will bring 43 new jobs and almost $3.0 million of new capital investment to this state.  Card Compliant …

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SelectQuote Insurance Services
March 4, 2019

SelectQuote Insurance Services will bring over 900 new jobs and $10 million of new capital investment to Overland Park, Kan.  SelectQuote is an insurance agency that utilizes a sales center format to offer comparison shopping for …

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The Lewer Agency
March 3, 2019

The Lewer Agency will relocate its business and bring 52 new jobs and $3.5 million of new capital investment to Overland Park, Kansas. The Lewer Agency is a nationally licensed managing general insurance agency and third-party …

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Loomis Armored Us, LLC
March 1, 2019

Swedish-owned armored car service, Loomis Armored Us, LLC, will relocate regional operations to Kansas City, Kansas to allow for future growth.

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TrueAccord
February 19, 2019

TrueAccord, a San Francisco-based FinTech company, announced today it will invest $1.34 million in a new shared services operation in Lenexa, KS. The company will create more than 150 jobs in a 12,000-sq.-ft. office space. …

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Mears Group
February 14, 2019

Mears Group will bring 55 new jobs and almost $2.0 million of new capital investment to Lenexa, Kansas. This project involves a regional headquarters operation that provides services in gas and electric transmission, gas and electric distribution, …

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Honeywell International Inc.
February 7, 2019

Honeywell International Inc., announced plans to expand the Olathe, KS facility by adding over 100 jobs to their repair and overhaul division. The company’s Olathe location currently manufactures safety and flight control systems, weather radar …

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Kennyhertz Perry Law
February 4, 2019

Kennyhertz Perry Law will bring 11 new jobs and $1.5M of new capital investment to Mission Woods, Kansas.

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Receivables Performance Management Relocation
January 15, 2019

Receivables Performance Management will relocate operations from out of state and establish a new office location in Wichita, KS. The company specializes in accounts receivable management and will create 150 new jobs over a five-year …

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AG613
January 15, 2019

AG613 will relocate its business to Leawood, Kansas and bring 22 new jobs and over $2.0 million of new capital investment to this state.  AG613 is a real estate management company providing back-end support for the …

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