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Statewide Virtual Job Fair to Showcase New Opportunities for Jobseekers Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland is encouraging jobseekers and employers searching for new talent to participate in the June Virtual Statewide Job Fair. Hosted by KANSASWORKS, the job fair will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. 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. View All

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 75 New Jobs Coming to Wichita

Aug 5, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded Brek Manufacturing Company’s plan to expand its operation into the state of Kansas. The Southern California-based aerospace company announced that it intends to purchase two buildings in Wichita, investing $4.5 million and creating 75 new jobs over the next five years. “Wichita’s reputation as…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Novacoast to Bring 60 New Jobs to Wichita

Feb 25, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced cybersecurity company Novacoast’s investment in Wichita. Novacoast announced its intention to open a Security Operations Center in Wichita. The company plans to initially hire 60 employees with plans for continued growth. “Novacoast is, without question, a perfect fit for Wichita,” Governor Kelly said.…

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Commerce Secretary outlines vision for Kansas with Greater Wichita Partnership

Jul 10, 2020

TOPEKA – Under the direction of Governor Laura Kelly, Secretary of Commerce David Toland this morning outlined key initiatives for participants at the annual Mid-Year Investor Meeting of the Greater Wichita Partnership. Secretary Toland discussed momentum building in Kansas and around the region, as well as the growing role of…

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Bombardier announces new Learjet 75 Liberty

Jul 2, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – Bombardier has announced the new Learjet 75 Liberty, the newest light jet in the lineup of Learjet platforms developed and manufactured in Kansas. Learjet aircraft are assembled in Wichita at Bombardier’s Wichita site. “It’s great to hear news of Bombardier’s plans for the new Learjet, and all the more…

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2 Million to Support the Manufacturing Industry in Wichita, Kansas

Mar 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Wichita State University (WSU) of Wichita, Kansas, to purchase equipment needed to support regional manufacturing growth and training. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected…

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