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Governor Laura Kelly Announces New Program to Strengthen Kansas’ Manufacturing Supply Chain

Oct 5, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the official launch of CONNEX™ Kansas, a new program from Kansas Manufacturing Solutions (KMS) and the Kansas Department of Commerce, designed to strengthen the Kansas manufacturing supply chain. CONNEX™ Kansas is an online manufacturer database and connectivity platform provided as a free resource for…

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Governor Kelly Declares Manufacturing Day 2021

Oct 1, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly issued a Proclamation, declaring today as Manufacturing Day in Kansas, which marks the beginning of October as Manufacturing Month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1wbtpGClF8&ab_channel=KansasManufacturingSolutions Learn more about Manufacturing Day, including a full schedule of events, from our partners at Kansas Manufacturing Solutions.

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Governor Laura Kelly Congratulates International Division at Kansas Department of Commerce on Receiving Outstanding Service Award

Sep 23, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today congratulated the Kansas Department of Commerce’s International Division for being named an Outstanding Service Provider by the World Trade Center – Kansas City (WTC-KC) for the first time ever. “Congratulations to the International Division at KDC for receiving this significant and well-deserved recognition – you…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 132 new Jobs in Neodesha

May 13, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that London-based Sicut Enterprises has selected Neodesha as the site of their new North American manufacturing hub, projected to create 132 new full-time jobs over the next five years. “Sicut’s new manufacturing hub will create over 130 good-paying manufacturing jobs and generate significant…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Start to 2021 Exporter of the Year Award Nominations

Dec 23, 2020

TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Department of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award. The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is the highest honor the Governor of Kansas awards to businesses. Exporters of the Year are considered best in…

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Governor Kelly Recognizes Creekstone Farms as 2020 Kansas Exporter of the Year

Nov 19, 2020

TOPEKA –Governor Laura Kelly today recognized Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC as the winner of the 2020 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, the top export business award presented by the state. Creekstone was one of five finalists for this award, joined by Kice Industries of Wichita, Petron Plus Global…

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Governor Laura Kelly Applauds Department of Commerce State Trade Expansion Program Grant Award

Sep 30, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on its announcement of a $127,400 award being presented to the Kansas Department of Commerce's International Division through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). “International business is a major economic driver for Kansas, and the work…

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Modern Manufacturing

Sep 17, 2020

Modern Manufacturing has announced plans to open a new U.S. production facility in Eudora, Kansas, with 78 new jobs projected. The central location will feature state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to produce high quality signaling equipment for the railroad industry. The Canada-based company is a privately owned, custom manufacturer of high precision metal fabrications, specializing in…

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Great Plains Manufacturing / Kubota

Aug 13, 2020

Great Plains Manufacturing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese affiliate Kubota North America Corporation, announced their upcoming purchase of a 750,000 sq. ft. building to further invest in their Salina, Kansas, operations in support of growing demand for Kubota construction equipment. The company will launch operations in the new facility by…

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Kansas Exports Increase in 2019

Mar 6, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Kansas exports totaled $11.6 billion in 2019, up 0.25 percent over 2018. Nationally, U.S. exports experienced a 1.25 percent decline during the same period. “Seeing Kansas exports rise in the face of global headwinds like trade disputes, aviation difficulties and Brexit is heartening, and Kansans should be…

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