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Governor Colyer Announces New “Land in Kansas” Strategic Economic Development Initiative

July 19, 2018

On Thursday, Governor Jeff Colyer announced the launch of a new economic development initiative aimed at attracting investment and promoting business expansion in Kansas. Colyer was joined by Interim Secretary of Commerce Bob North, Secretary …

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Announcing plans for first annual Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Conference

July 17, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce, KANSASWORKS, Kansas Department for Children and Families, and the Kansas Board of Regents are currently planning the first annual Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Conference in Kansas. This conference …

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Grants

July 13, 2018

TOPEKA — The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is now accepting applications for its two main grant categories, The Strategic Investment Program and The Arts Integration Program. The Strategic Investment Program recognizes the important role …

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The “#1 Aviation Workforce in the USA” to be promoted at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow

July 12, 2018

Wichita, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Greater Wichita Partnership will lead a delegation of industry partners and local business leaders to the Farnborough International Airshow July 16 – 20 in Hampshire, …

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Kansas Commerce launches KansasCentral.com, an Online Business and Economic Development Magazine

July 12, 2018

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Commerce announces the launch of a new online magazine loaded with news and feature articles on business and economic development topics in Kansas. KansasCentral.com is aimed to keep Kansans …

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$5 million still available for innovative emerging businesses through Kansas Angels program

July 9, 2018

TOPEKA – Five million dollars in tax credits are still available to investors in innovative emerging businesses in Kansas through the Kansas Angel Tax Credit (KAITC) program. The program offers Kansas income tax credits to …

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Governor Jeff Colyer announces hiring of new Regulatory Ombudsman for Kansas Businesses

July 2, 2018

TOPEKA – Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. has announced the hiring of Tom Arpke to fill the role of Regulatory Ombudsman at the Kansas Department of Commerce. Tom will help businesses looking to expand or start …

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Kansas Department of Commerce Earns 11th Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development Wins

June 26, 2018

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Commerce has again been recognized by Area Development magazine with one of its Silver Shovel awards. The Silver Shovel award honors state economic development agencies that drive significant job …

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Union Tank Car Company to Expand Repair Facility in El Dorado, Kansas

June 21, 2018

EL DORADO — This summer, Union Tank Car Company (UTLX) will begin to expand their railcar repair facility in El Dorado, Kansas. UTLX, the largest manufacturer, lessor, and maintainer of rail tank cars in North …

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Kiewit Breaks Ground on New Campus in Lenexa City Center

June 21, 2018

LENEXA — Governor Jeff Colyer and Mayor Michael Boehm today joined Kiewit to officially break ground on a new campus at the Lenexa City Center. The roughly $100 million project includes a new six-story building …

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