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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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Small Communities

Kansas has a wide variety of small communities to call home, from agricultural hubs to towns coming alive with inventive, modern redevelopment.

Medical Care

Medical Care

Did you know Kansas has the second most rural hospitals of any state in the country? To preserve this critical resource, Kansas created the Rural Emergency Hospital designation to make sure rural hospitals have the funding they need.

Education

Education

Kansas ranks 6th with the most college students as a percentage of the state population, with public and private colleges and universities across the state – as well as access online.

Internet Access

Internet Access

Kansas ranks in the top 10 for Internet access in the U.S. based on accessibility and speed of connection. Through the Kansas Office of Broadband Development, the effort to keep Kansas well-connected is growing even stronger.

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Humboldt
Two hours southwest of Kansas City is a town the New York Times calls “an unexpected and affordable oasis of cool surrounded by fields of wheat and soybeans.” A Bolder Humboldt has opened shops, community gardens and co-working spaces with a boutique hotel, a honky-tonk bar and bookstore all in the works.

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