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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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Governor Laura Kelly Recognizes Apprenticeship Week in Kansas

Nov 16, 2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 | November 15-21 TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly recently signed a proclamation spotlighting the importance of Kansas’ Registered Apprenticeship Program and declaring this week, November 15-21, as Apprenticeship Week throughout the state. “The Registered Apprenticeship Program connects skilled workers with good-paying jobs,” Governor Laura Kelly said.…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Governor’s Tourism Award Winner

Nov 16, 2021

Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland, Rooks County Economic Development Director Roger Hrabe, and Kansas Tourism Director Bridgette Jobe TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today congratulated Roger Hrabe, Rooks County Economic Development Director, on receiving the Governor’s Tourism Award. The Governor announced the prestigious award during the annual Kansas…

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Governor Laura Kelly Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

May 5, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today signed a proclamation celebrating travel and tourism as an economic driver, business recruitment tool, and an important element of state and community pride. “The travel and tourism industry are significant economic drivers in Kansas,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “The industry directly supports more than…

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Governor Laura Kelly Relocates Tourism to the Kansas Department of Commerce to Spur Economic Growth

Mar 29, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced the Kansas Tourism Division will officially be part of the Kansas Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Executive Reorganization Order (ERO) Governor Kelly submitted to the Kansas Legislature on Jan. 25 of this year. The 60 calendar day period has expired without action by either…

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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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