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Garden City STAR Bond Project Approved

March 28, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce approved a $129 million STAR bond project for Garden City, KS yesterday. Garden City has been authorized to use $25.4 million in STAR Bond funds for the …

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Indigenous Arts Initiative Events

March 26, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – As a partnership between University of Kansas (Spencer Museum of Art, Film and Media Studies, and the Lied Center) and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, the Indigenous Arts Initiative supports a …

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$250,000 Community Development Block Grant issued to Kechi, KS for Building Repair Project

March 25, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The city of Kechi will receive a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Kansas Department of Commerce to improve a nearly-hundred-year-old building. The grant funds are part of the CDBG …

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2 Million to Support the Manufacturing Industry in Wichita, Kansas

March 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Wichita State University (WSU) of Wichita, Kansas, to purchase equipment needed …

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State of Kansas to host Hispanic Day at the Capitol this April

March 20, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – Hispanic Day at the Capitol will take place on April 3, hosted by The Office of the Governor’s Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission. The purpose of the event is to celebrate …

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Department of Commerce Announces Speaker Lineup for Rural Opportunities Conference this April

March 18, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – Registration is still open for this year’s Kansas Rural Opportunities Conference in Dodge City. The Kansas Department of Commerce hosts this conference annually to provide useful information about rural Kansas living, as …

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REMINDER: Nominations for the 2019 Business Appreciation Month Awards are being accepted

March 13, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is still accepting applications for the 2019 Business Appreciation Month Awards. The top nominees will be recognized at the Team Kansas awards banquet on June 4 at …

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Governor comments on Horton Community Hospital closure, sends agency assistance

March 13, 2019

Following the closure Tuesday of Horton Community Hospital, Governor Laura Kelly extended assistance from her administration and highlighted the critical importance of community hospitals in rural Kansas. “I’m devastated for the community of Horton as …

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2019 Statewide Job Fair Boasts Impressive Turnout

March 12, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The 2019 KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair took place at 11 different locations across the state with a sharp increase in participation over last year. This year’s Statewide Fair had a 114% increase …

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Registration Open for 2019 Community Development Block Grant Application Workshop

March 12, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce’s Annual Community Development Block Grant Application Workshop will take place on April 18 in Salina, Kansas. This workshop is an opportunity for local officials, regional planning commissions, …

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