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Commerce Announces $390,000 in Emergency HEAL Grant Funding Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced more than $390,000 in Emergency Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (E-HEAL) grants has been awarded to five recipients. More than $770,000 private local matching funds will be added to that total, to help bring rural downtown buildings back from likely demolition or collapse – and rehabilitate them back into productive use. Kansas Main Street Selects Eight Rural Communities for New Housing Grant Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced eight inaugural grant recipients of the Residential Opportunities on Main Street (ROOMS) program. A total of eight projects in Designated Kansas Main Street communities are receiving $50,000 each to create a total of 35 new residential units in the upper floors of downtown buildings. Kansas Nonprofits Receive More than $4M in Community Service Program Tax Credits Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $4.1 million in Community Service Program (CSP) Tax Credits have been awarded to support the fundraising efforts of 26 nonprofit organizations across Kansas. These funds will enhance local access to quality childcare, healthcare, education, arts, and housing services. Kansas Earns Gold Shovel Award for Fourth Consecutive Year Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansas has garnered Area Development magazine’s coveted Gold Shovel Award for the fourth year in a row. The latest accolade—without precedent in state history—reflects the economic development success the state has experienced under the Kelly administration. View All

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Department of Commerce introduces Live Chat to help businesses applying for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Apr 6, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce launched a Live Chat feature on its COVID-19 Response webpage today specifically to provide support to Kansas businesses and nonprofits applying for Economic Injury Disaster Loans through the U.S. Small Business Association. The SBA approved Governor Laura Kelly’s disaster declaration request for…

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Kelly Administration Launches Online Incentive Transparency Database

Jan 9, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced the launch of an incentive transparency database designed to enhance visibility and accountability of economic development incentive programs administered in the state of Kansas. As the state’s lead economic development agency, the Department of Commerce…

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KANSASWORKS.com Introduces Live Chat Feature

Jan 6, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – KANSASWORKS and the Kansas Department of Commerce announced today the addition of the live chat feature on KANSASWORKS.com. The new feature allows Kansas residents unable to visit a physical Workforce Center location to interact with and seek help from the program’s qualified, professional staff. The live chat…

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