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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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Cultural Partners


National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts supports exemplary arts projects in communities nationwide through grantmaking, initiatives, partnerships, and events.

National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

Mid-America Arts Alliance is a nonprofit, regional arts organization—representing Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas—that focuses on strengthening communities and improving lives through extraordinary cultural experiences.


Humanities Kansas

Humanities Kansas has pioneered programming, grants and partnerships that share stories to spark conversations — drawing people together and generating new ideas. These stories and ideas inspire each of us in Kansas to play a part in strengthening our communities and our democracy.

Kansas Historical Society

The Kansas Historical Society actively preserves and shares Kansas history by collecting, preserving, and interpreting state government and history to enhance government transparency, provide economic development assistance, and educate students and families.

Kansas State Library

The Kansas State Library improves the lives of Kansas residents by providing resources that

  • will deliver 21st Century library services and resources to all Kansans and help all Kansans be successful in a global market
  • increase reading readiness and on-grade reading acuity,
  • improve chances for academic success,
  • help start and grow businesses,
  • assist individuals with employment opportunities, and 
  • provide lifelong educational services.
Kansas Office of Tourism & Travel

The Kansas Tourism Division is charged with encouraging the traveling public to visit and travel within Kansas by promoting and developing the recreational, historic, and natural advantages of the state and its facilities.

The Division’s efforts include:

  • Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Research and Education

The Division’s marketing efforts are focused on domestic leisure travelers, travel writers, motor coach tour operators, and the international travel community.

Kansas African American Affairs Commission

KAAAC works to devise strategies to address public policy concerns of the African American community. The Commission serves as a conduit for programs, grants, research, and policy advice for state and local organizations while addressing needs for change that are unique to the African American Community in the state of Kansas.

Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission

KHLAAC serves as a liaison for the Kansas Hispanic & Latino Community and addresses public policy concerns primarily in the areas of education, health, and business.

Kansas Native American Affairs Office

The Native American Affairs Office coordinates intergovernmental communications between tribal governments, the Governor’s Office and other state agencies to ensure that Native American concerns and needs are addressed in state policy making decisions.

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is dedicated to promoting, supporting and expanding Kansas’ creative industries and enriching communities through arts and culture.