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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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Companies Seeking Investment

Applications for certification will be accepted only for Kansas businesses in the seed and early stage rounds of financing.

2023 Kansas Qualified Business Applications are open until September 30, 2023

The purpose of the Kansas Angel Investors Tax Credit Act is to facilitate:

  • The availability of equity investment in businesses in the early stages of commercial development. 
  • Assist in the creation and expansion of Kansas businesses, which are job and wealth creating enterprises. 

Companies must meet the following criteria to be certified as a Qualified Kansas Business:

  • The business is a Kansas company with headquarters in Kansas
  • The business has a reasonable chance of success and potential to create measurable employment (60% of Employees or 80% of Operations must be in Kansas) within Kansas. 
  • In the most recent tax year of the business, annual gross revenue was less than $5,000,000. 
  • Businesses that are not bio-science businesses must have been in operation for less than 5 years; bio-science businesses must have been in operation for less than 10 years. 
  • The business has an innovative and proprietary technology, product, or service. 
  • The existing owners of the business have made a substantial financial and time commitment to the business. 
  • The securities to be issued and purchased are qualified securities. (Equity/SAFE) (Securities offered through crowdfunding and convertible notes are not eligible)
  • The company agrees to adequate reporting of business information to KDC. 
  • Signed Qualified Company Agreement with the KDC. 
  • The ability of investors in the business to receive tax credits for cash investments in qualified securities of the business is beneficial because funding otherwise available for the business is not available on commercially reasonable terms. 

Information that will be required when submitting the application:

  • Proof you are a Kansas company: Articles certified by the Secretary of State 
  • Proof you are headquartered in Kansas (an onsite visit may be conducted)
  • Complete business plan 
  • Executive summary 
  • Target market 
  • Statement on the innovative nature of your product, service or technology: Why are you different? 
  • Statement of potential Kansas economic impact: How many jobs and the type? How many locations? Where will you be located? The impact your presence will have on the community. 
  • Description of the securities offered (sample of the security agreement that will be offered in conjunction with the tax credits) 
  • Current financial statement 
  • Projected financial statement 
  • Your NAICS Code 
  • Proof of FEIN
  • Draft of security to be offered for tax credits
  • The amount of tax credits you are wanting and what their use will be 
  • List of all owners with % of ownership and monetary amount invested for ownership 
  • Current management staff with statement of background 
  • Current and projected employee numbers and their work location (paid employees KCNS-100) 
  • Current board of directors and/ or advisors with statement of background 

Kansas Angel Groups

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