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Governor Kelly Releases Kansas Broadband Digital Equity Plan for Public Comment Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Kansas Digital Equity (DE) Plan for high-speed internet connectivity is available for public review and comment. While the recently announced Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Five-Year Action Plan outlines the state’s plan to provide access to high-speed internet, the Digital Equity Plan focuses on specifically connecting users. Governor Kelly Celebrates Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses Governor Laura Kelly joined the Kansas Department of Commerce for the 38th Annual Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon at Townsite Tower in Topeka. The luncheon, hosted by Commerce’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development, recognizes minority- and women-owned businesses from across the state and is part of Kansas Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Governor Kelly Announces Recipients of More than $500K in Registered Apprenticeship Grants Governor Laura Kelly today announced a total of $528,478 has been awarded by the Kansas Department of Commerce to eight entities across the state for projects that will attract and retain employees and build the state workforce through registered apprenticeships. 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. View All


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STAR Bonds

Sales Tax and Revenue (STAR) Bonds are a financing tool that allows Kansas municipalities to issue bonds to finance the development of major commercial, entertainment and tourism projects. The bonds are paid off through the sales tax revenue generated by the development.

The intent is to increase regional and national visitation to Kansas.

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ProgramYear Bonds IssuedDeveloper NameProjectProject CityProject CountyTotal Bond Amount IssuedAmount of Sales Tax Captured Last yearAmount Remaining Bond PaymentDeveloper AddressPrincipal OnePrincipal Two# Year(s) Benefit ReceivedStatus: Open/Closed
STAR BondsFY17Derby Destination Development, LLCField Station: DinosaursDerbySedgwick$20,465,000$7,890,676Paid off7400 W. 130th Street, Ste. 305, Overland Park, KS 66213Rick WornerDave Murfin5closed
STAR BondsFY20Derby Destination Development, LLCDerby Sports ZoneDerbySedgwick$14,375,000$7,890,676$10,375,0007400 W. 130th Street, Ste. 305, Overland Park, KS 66213Rick WornerDave Murfin2open
STAR BondsFY22Derby Destination Development, LLCLagoon and Indoor Water Park Derby Sedgwick$35,285,000$7,890,676$38,285,0007400 W. 130th Street, Ste. 305, Overland Park, KS 66213Rick WornerDave Murfin1open
STAR BondsFY19GC Investments, IncSports of the WorldGarden CityFinney$59,540,000$6,152,822$18,105,331P.O. Box #399, Garden City, KS 67846Cecil O’BrateSteven O’BrateHerbet J. Swender, Jr. 3open
STAR BondsFY18Atchison Amelia Earheart FoundationAmelia Earhart Hangar MuseumAtchisonAtchison$2,370,000$351,647$1,655,00016701 286th Rd, Atchison, KS 66002*4open
STAR BondsFY15*Heritage Project Dodge CityFord$13,150,000$1,600,818$8,255,000**7open
STAR BondsFY18*Power CenterDodge CityFord$15,960,000$1,198,502$13,640,000**4open
STAR BondsFY19Goddard Sports LLCOlympic ParkGoddardSedgwick$25,880,000$4,429,354$16,160,0006100 E. Central Ave, Bldg #3, Wichita, KS 67208Rodney Steven IIBrandon Steven3open
STAR BondsFY21Goddard Sports LLCOlympic ParkGoddardSedgwick$11,065,000$4,429,354$11,065,0006100 E. Central Ave, Bldg #3, Wichita, KS 67208Rodney Steven II2open
STAR BondsFY15*US SoccerKansas City Wyandotte$65,229,559$5,359,565$95,418,032**7open
STAR BondsFY10Sporting KCChildren’s MercyKansas City Wyandotte$150,289,488$5,359,565$0**6closed
STAR BondsFY1999*Nascar/SpeedwayKansas City Wyandotte$24,300,413$2,628,938$12,265,000**23open
STAR BondsFY13*SchlitterbahnKansas City Wyandotte$85,200,000$6,198,384$74,805,000**9open
STAR BondsFY22HFS KCK, LLCHomefieldKansas City Wyandotte$116,000,000$5,028,814$116,000,0001100 SW Wanamaker Rd., Suite 103, Topeka, KS 66604Robb HeinemanGreg MadayTrey Bowen1open
STAR BondsFY09Dial DevelopmentFlint Hill Discovery CenterManhattanRiley$65,229,559$6,015,698$0**13closed
STAR BondsFY22Museum of Art and Light Land, Inc.Art and Light MuseumManhattanRiley$24,975,000$6,015,698$14,770,0002600 Leadership Ln, Manhattan, KS 66502Debruyn Family1open
STAR BondsFY22Bluhawk Holdings, IncBluhawkOverland Park Johnson$53,540,000$272,177$53,540,0007007 College Blvd., Suite 385, Overland Park, KS 66211Kent PriceDoug Price1open
STAR BondsFY12Merrill Companies, LLCPrairiefireOverland Park Johnson $64,990,000$4,329,058$64,860,0005621 W. 135th, Ste. 2650, Overland Park, KS 66223Fred Merrill10open
STAR BondsFY18*Downtown ProjectSalinaSaline$22,570,000$2,347,215$16,585,000**4open
STAR BondsFY07*Heartland ParkTopekaShawnee$10,405,000$433,683$2,146,150**15open
STAR BondsFY15*River DistrictWichitaSedgwick$13,150,000$3,673,619Paid off**5closed
STAR BondsFY18*River DistrictWichitaSedgwick$42,140,000$3,673,619$42,140,000**4open
STAR BondsFY17*K-96 GreenwichWichitaSedgwick$71,305,500$13,643,096$32,095,000**5open

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