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Governor Kelly highlights importance of accurate 2020 Census, Creates Kansas Complete Count Committee, appoints co-chairs

Topeka, Kan. - This morning, through Executive Order 19-07, Governor Laura Kelly launched an initiative to make every Kansan count. She established the Kansas Complete Count Committee (CCC) to ensure that every Kansan is represented in the 2020 Census. A CCC is a volunteer committee established by tribal, state and local governments and community leaders…

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The State of Kansas Joins The Skillful State Network

Topeka, Kan. - Kansas has joined The Skillful State Network, a Markle Foundation initiative. Governor Laura Kelly, along with the governors of California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Pennsylvania have joined the founding states in the Network’s efforts to create a labor market in which skills learned anywhere are valued and people can rapidly…

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KANSASWORKS Mobile Workforce Center Available to Nebraska Workers Impacted by Floods

Lincoln, Ne. - The State of Kansas has donated its KANSASWORKS Mobile Workforce Center for stops in Bellevue, Fremont, Valley and Plattsmouth April 16-19. Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) unemployment insurance claims specialists and employment specialists will be stationed in the workforce center at each location to assist with claims for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)…

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Kansas Claims Number One Spot for Wind Energy Production

Topeka, Kan. - In an effort to raise awareness of clean energy activity in Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly is highlighting the American Wind Energy Association’s 2018 Annual Market Report. The report, released yesterday, shows that Kansas is now the number one producer for wind energy production as a share of total electricity generation. Kansas surpassed…

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Bonnie & Clyde in Hugoton, KS: New Medicine Findings Inspire KUMC Exhibit, Open to the Public through May

Topeka, Kan. – History has been found in Hugoton, and Kansans interested in checking it out for themselves can see it in person at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. The exhibit, titled “Medicine Unearthed: How a Bootlegger’s Tunnel helped Preserve a Chapter of Kansas Medical History,” is open at the Clendening…

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Kansas Senate Confirms David Toland For Secretary of Commerce

Topeka – The Senate voted to confirm the appointment of David Toland to serve as Secretary of Commerce for the state of Kansas on Monday, April 1, in a 23 – 14 vote. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead this Department and to work alongside the Commerce team to bring prosperity to all…

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Garden City STAR Bond Project Approved

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce approved a $129 million STAR bond project for Garden City, KS yesterday. Garden City has been authorized to use $25.4 million in STAR Bond funds for the project. Garden City received bonding authority in order to assist with the Sports of the World Complex project. The STAR…

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Indigenous Arts Initiative Events

Topeka, Kan. - As a partnership between University of Kansas (Spencer Museum of Art, Film and Media Studies, and the Lied Center) and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, the Indigenous Arts Initiative supports a rotating series of Indigenous art labs that provide emerging Indigenous artists opportunities to expand their professional networks, hone creative skills…

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$250,000 Community Development Block Grant issued to Kechi, KS for Building Repair Project

Topeka, Kan. – The city of Kechi will receive a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Kansas Department of Commerce to improve a nearly-hundred-year-old building. The grant funds are part of the CDBG funding the State receives from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. The building’s owners will provide $83,934 in…

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

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 to create 150 jobs.  …

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2019 Statewide Job Fair Boasts Impressive Turnout

Topeka, Kan. – The 2019 KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair took place at 11 different locations across the state with a sharp increase in participation over last year. This year’s Statewide Fair had a 114% increase in the number of job seekers and a 127% increase in the number of employers as compared to the 2018…

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TrueAccord Selects KC for Shared Services Operation

February 20, 2019 – TrueAccord, a San Francisco-based FinTech company, announced today it will invest $1.34 million in a new shared services operation in Lenexa. “We chose the greater Kansas City area after a thorough nationwide search. We reviewed factors such as ease of travel, cost of doing business and the local culture. Ultimately, our decision…

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