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Commerce Announces $4.1M Available in Tax Credits Program Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced $4.1 million in tax credits once again will be made available under the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). Commerce Grants Available for Rural Mural and Public Art Projects The Kansas Department of Commerce today announced a total of $75,000 is available for a new round of Rural Mural and Public Art program funding. The program helps rural communities design engaging new art that improves the local aesthetic – making the community more appealing not only for those who live there but for potential new businesses and residents as well. Kansas awarded nearly $1 million from USDA to assist with rural digital divide The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) has been awarded nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service through its new Broadband Technical Assistance (BTA) grant program. The $997,000 grant will fund pre-engineering design studies in six rural Kansas counties to help reduce costs and identify avoidable barriers as broadband is deployed there. Creekstone Farms Serving Premium Kansas Meats Worldwide At Creekstone Farms®, excellence is a hallmark from field to fork. Arkansas City-based Creekstone Farms® produces premium beef and pork that’s sought after by consumers across the globe, with Angus beef and Heritage Duroc pork enthusiasts worldwide finding much to love in the company’s outstanding products. View All

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Stephen Shelton

Stephen Shelton

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Stephen, who joined the KOBD team in 2023, brings a wealth of experience and a passion for exploration. Originally from California and recently transplanted from Oregon, he has embraced Kansas since 2021, enjoying its rich history, connected communities, and diverse opportunities. Holding a Bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and a Master’s degree in Geography from San Jose State University, Stephen spent most of his career in the travel industry, contributing to Expedia and Hotwire.com. With four children—two boys and two girls —he has been busy for the last 22 years, cherishing the cultural richness brought by his girls from Ethiopia. Beyond work and family, Stephen finds joy in continuous learning and exploring nature, capturing its beauty through his dedicated photography habit. He expresses, “Taking photos of the beauty all around me gives me joy.”

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