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Governor Kelly Celebrates 2023 Exporter of the Year: Tank Connection Governor Laura Kelly visited Tank Connection in Parsons today to officially honor the company for being named the 2023 Governor’s Exporter of the Year. Tank Connection, a global leader in dry bulk and liquid storage systems, exports to 64 countries across six continents. Governor Kelly Announces More than $8M to be Invested in Digital Opportunities Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansas is receiving $8.2 million to begin implementing the Kansas Digital Equity (DE) Plan, which recently received federal approval. This announcement solidifies the state’s commitment to transform the landscape of high-speed internet connectivity and digital opportunity across Kansas. Nominations Open for 2024 Minority, Women Enterprise Development Awards Today Lieutenant Governor and Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland announced a call for nominations for the 2024 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards. These annual awards are one way the agency acknowledges and observes the growing impact that minority- and women-led companies have on their communities and the Kansas economy. Governor Kelly Announces KMW to Invest $105M in Sterling, Create 251 New Jobs in Kansas Governor Laura Kelly today announced that KMW, a precision manufacturer of agricultural front loaders, backhoes, and other attachments, will invest $105 million to construct a new North American headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility in Sterling. The venture will create 251 new jobs, resulting in a local workforce of 485. View All


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Kansas Rural Renewal Counties

Designated community residents and Rural Renewal County recipients are eligible hires for Kansas employers to receive a Work Opportunity Tax Credit.


Barbara Anderson, Regional Project Manager

(620) 717-5713

[email protected]

Criteria for Kansas Rural Renewal Counties Recipients

Must be 18 and not yet 40 on hire date and reside in a Rural Renewal County.

  1. Along with the IRS 8850 and ETA 9061 forms, employers will need to submit documentation for proof of age and address. For the RRC target group, the documentation of the address must match the employee’s address that is on Page 1 of IRS 8850 form. Please provide one of the approved forms of documentation of address (Driver’s License, W-4, Utility Bill, Lease Papers, Voter Registration Card or Government Issued Award Letter) that matches the address on the IRS 8850 From and/or resubmitted.
  2. NOTE: According to Immigration, P.O. Box numbers and Rural Routes are not acceptable addresses.

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