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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. Commerce Celebrates National Community Development Week The Kansas Department of Commerce is joining other organizations and communities across the state in commemorating National Community Development Week. The annual event, which this year is April 1-5, shines a spotlight on the transformative impact of community development initiatives and collaborative efforts that drive positive local change.  View All


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Benchmark I

Benchmark 1 – Signed Agreement

Benchmark 2 – First Disbursement

Benchmark 3 – Quarterly Report

Benchmark 4 – Second Disbursement

Benchmark 5 – Quarterly Report

Benchmark 6 – Project Closed

ProgramFiscal YearRecipientAmount OfferedAmount ClaimedAmount Remaining Net New Jobs Retained JobsJobs to Date Total Capital InvesmentAddressCityCountyZip CodeBenchmark 1Benchmark 2Benchmark 3Benchmark 4Benchmark 5Benchmark 6Number of Years Recipient Has Received Program’s BenefitsStatus: Open/Closed
University ChallengeFY23Pittsburg State University$12,500,000$0$12,500,000n/an/an/an/a402 N Broadway StPittsburg Crawford66762not yet metn/an/an/an/an/a2open
University ChallengeFY23Kansas University$50,000,000$0$50,000,000n/an/an/an/a11th and Mississippi Lawrence Douglas66046not yet metn/an/an/an/an/a2Open
University ChallengeFY23Kansas State University$25,000,000$0$25,000,000n/an/an/an/a1530 Mid Campus Dr NorthManhattan Riley66506not yet metn/an/an/an/an/a2open
University ChallengeFY23Fort Hays State University$2,380,161$0$2,380,161n/an/an/an/a600 Park Street Hays Ellis67601not yet metn/an/an/an/an/a2open

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