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Governor Kelly Releases Kansas Broadband Digital Equity Plan for Public Comment Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Kansas Digital Equity (DE) Plan for high-speed internet connectivity is available for public review and comment. While the recently announced Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Five-Year Action Plan outlines the state’s plan to provide access to high-speed internet, the Digital Equity Plan focuses on specifically connecting users. Governor Kelly Celebrates Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses Governor Laura Kelly joined the Kansas Department of Commerce for the 38th Annual Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon at Townsite Tower in Topeka. The luncheon, hosted by Commerce’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development, recognizes minority- and women-owned businesses from across the state and is part of Kansas Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Governor Kelly Announces Recipients of More than $500K in Registered Apprenticeship Grants Governor Laura Kelly today announced a total of $528,478 has been awarded by the Kansas Department of Commerce to eight entities across the state for projects that will attract and retain employees and build the state workforce through registered apprenticeships. Virtual Job Fair to Highlight Hundreds of State Agency Opportunities Jobseekers are encouraged to attend the upcoming State of Kansas Agencies Virtual Job Fair from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. This month’s virtual fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, will feature many exciting employment opportunities available across the state’s 98 government agencies. Currently, there are more than 700 vacancies across the state. View All


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Kansas Tourism

Kansas: To the Stars

In Kansas, we love fast cars and slow-cooked brisket. We touch the sky but stay grounded in the things that matter most. We live out loud and embrace the solace of silence. We conquer rocks and celebrate on the rocks. We ride like the wind and live for the water.

The Kansas experience is a salute to the real.

To the rowdy. To the wide-eyed wanderers. To the dreamers.

To The Stars

Planning your vacation to Kansas?

Find information about Kansas cities, things to do, restaurants, places to stay, events and travel tools.

Tourism is an Economic Development Driver

Every new resident is a visitor first and each new business investment begins with a trip. Tourism is the welcoming committee for capital investment. The marketing efforts of Kansas Tourism highlight the lifestyle and amenities of the state.

Tourism in Kansas

$33.7 Million

Total Visitors

$11.2 Billion

Total Economic Impact

$7 Billion

Direct Visitor Spending

$700 Million

Tax Revenues for State and Local Governments


Total Jobs Supported

$3.1 Billion

Total Generated Labor Income

Kansas Tourism Team


Bridgette Jobe, Director


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Kelli Orender, Industry Relations Manager


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Jordan Roemerman, Marketing Manager


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Colby Sharples-Terry, PR & Communications Manager


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Andrea Etzel, Publications Manager


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Jaimee Salalac, Administrative Specialist

(785) 296-8478

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Mona Carver, Travel Information Centers Manager

(785) 899-6695

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Hunter Feyerherm, Website and Database Manager


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Carrie Doud, Fiscal and Grant Manager

(785) 249-0182

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