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SEED Grant and Collaboration Make the Village Green Project Possible in Clyde

Rendering of final project The ORP spotlight of the month is the City of Clyde's SEED project called "The Village Green"! Located in Cloud County, Clyde is a small town of 800 people. Their project focused on beautifying their downtown.  They demolished two dilapidated buildings between their library and city…

From Murals to Housing Incentives: The Impact of the Rural Champion Project in Wallace County

In October, Lissa Sexson was hired by the County of Wallace to serve as the Rural Champion, or point-person, to move forward efforts of Community Development within the county. Prior to being awarded the Rural Champion grant, Wallace County had not had any official form of community or economic development…

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Kansas Commerce Department Announces Training Opportunities Available to Employers Through KTRAIN

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced the rebranding of the Kansas Workforce Aligned with Industry Demand (AID) program to Kansas Training and Retention Aligned with Industry Need (KTRAIN). In partnership with the Kansas Board of Regents, the Kansas Department of Commerce had developed Workforce…

Kansas Launches Broadband Speed Test and Comprehensive Expansion Plan

TOPEKA – The Kansas Office of Broadband Development is developing a comprehensive strategic plan to expand broadband infrastructure statewide and ensure every Kansan has access to reliable high-speed internet. To assist in this and provide accurate data for the plan, the department is calling on residents to participate in an…


KTRAIN partners with employers and educators to develop demand-driven training and talent management solutions that address critical workforce needs. Employers play an expanded leadership role in collaborative efforts with education and workforce professionals to align talent strategies with demand and train critical skills.

Nominations Open for Minority and Women Enterprise Development Awards

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced the call for nominations for the 2023 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards. These annual awards, now in their 38th year at Commerce, are just one way the agency acknowledges and observes the growing impact minority- and women-led…

Communities Across Kansas Receive Nearly $3.2M CDBG Grant Funding

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced 10 communities received almost $3.2 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. Grant awards were made in three categories: Water and Sewer, Commercial Rehabilitation, and Housing. The three programs, which provide crucial funding for community development projects…

Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Nomination Confirmation

Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards Nomination Confirmation MED Week has been celebrated nationally to recognize the more than 9.2 million minority business enterprises that support the U.S. economy and generate over $1.8 trillion in revenue. The Kansas Department of Commerce’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development holds this…

Broadband Acceleration Grant

The Broadband Acceleration Grant Program funds projects that provide access to high-quality, reliable broadband throughout Kansas with priority given to applications that address unserved areas.