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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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Small Communities

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

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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.



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.

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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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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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