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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Economic Development Week; State Surpasses $5 Billion in New Capital Investment

May 11, 2021

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced Kansas will participate in Economic Development Week, an annual celebration hosted by the International Economic Development Council. “Over the last two years, we’ve rebuilt the Department of Commerce and reinvested in critical services like education, transportation, broadband, and health care,” said Governor Laura Kelly.…

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Governor Laura Kelly Wraps Up Economic Development Week of “Back to Work, Back to School” Tour

Apr 16, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly this week made stops around the state to celebrate economic successes and discuss Kansas’ continued economic recovery and workforce development efforts. These visits marked the beginning of Governor Kelly’s Back to Work, Back to School tour, a multi-week, statewide tour focused on business, education, and…

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Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bill Murphy designated Economic Development Master Practitioner

Feb 23, 2021

TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Bill Murphy recently completed an Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) course, attaining the designation of Economic Development Master Practitioner (EDMP). Deputy Secretary Murphy is among fewer than 100 economic development professionals with this designation in the United States, with just one other…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Comprehensive ‘Framework for Growth’ Economic Development Strategy

Feb 4, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today unveiled Kansas’ new, comprehensive economic development strategic plan, the first of its kind in more than 30 years. The Kansas Framework for Growth is an aggressive strategy to align our state’s strengths with emerging trends across the global economy, while guiding economic development at…

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Governor Laura Kelly Proposes Agency Reorganization to Spur Economic Growth

Jan 25, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced her intent to submit an Executive Reorganization Order (ERO) to the Kansas Legislature relocating the State’s Tourism Division to the Kansas Department of Commerce. The move comes as the result of input from businesses, destination marketing organizations and other key industry partners, including…

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Ribbon Cutting for Mechanized Concepts in Russell

Jul 23, 2019

Mechanized Concepts specializes in bringing products from concept to reality through design, engineering, and manufacturing. Earlier this month, they cut the ribbon on a facility and celebrated their partnership with the community of Russell. From Hays Post: “A year in the making, the company has worked closely with Russell County…

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