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Governor Laura Kelly and Department of Commerce Launch New Kansas Certified Sites Program

Jul 21, 2020 TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Department of Commerce’s launch of the new Kansas Certified Sites program, a critical tool that will help accelerate economic development efforts throughout the state. The program, originally created and administered by the Kansas Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), lets developers know when the state has deemed a […]

Governor Laura Kelly and Department of Commerce Launch New Kansas Certified Sites Program

Jul 21, 2020 TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Department of Commerce’s launch of the new Kansas Certified Sites program, a critical tool that will help accelerate economic development efforts throughout the state. The program, originally created and administered by the Kansas Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), lets developers know when the state has deemed a […]

U.S. 50 T-WORKS project in Lyon County now underway

Jul 20, 2020 EMPORIA—Governor Laura Kelly and KDOT Secretary Julie Lorenz broke ground on a U.S. 50 Highway expansion project today. This project announced under the previous transportation program, T-WORKS, was delayed in 2016 due to transfers from the State Highway Fund. “From Day One, my administration committed to rebuilding our infrastructure and putting an […]

Governor Kelly Announces the Transfer of Direct Aid Funds to Kansas Counties

Jul 17, 2020 TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Office of Recovery’s disbursement of CARES Act funds to Kansas counties. As part of her administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Kelly is directing resources to county officials and local administrators to cover COVID-19 expenses for communities across Kansas. “We are putting these funds directly […]

Governor Laura Kelly Visits Brookover Feed Yards, Thanks Kansas Agriculture Workers

Jul 14, 2020 TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today toured Brookover Feed Yard in Garden City to thank frontline agricultural workers for successfully maintaining the food supply chain and feeding our state, our nation, and our world in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic. “I appreciate the team at Brookover for showing me their […]

Governor Laura Kelly Announce KDOT’s Cost Share Program Recipients

Jul 9, 2020 NEWTON—Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announced this morning the recipients across the state of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Cost Share Program. These 24 projects total more than $20 million in transportation investments statewide. The Cost Share Program provides funding to local entities for transportation projects that improve safety, […]

Office of Rural Prosperity Launches Project for Young Rural Professionals

Jul 8, 2020 TOPEKA – Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers announced today the Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP) will partner with the Kansas Sampler Foundation to develop a framework designed to engage, empower, retain, and recruit young people in rural Kansas. “Incentivizing younger Kansans to use their talents here at home, will be critical to continuing […]

State Finance Council Approves COVID-19 Relief Funding for Kansas Counties, Agencies

Jun 16, 2020 The State Finance Council today approved the distribution of $400 million in funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to local Kansas governments to help combat the health and economic challenges COVID-19 has brought on their communities, and to help prepare for possible future outbreaks of the disease. “This first round of coronavirus aid will be critical as we work to get Kansans back […]

Kansas Earns 13th National Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development

Jun 11, 2020 TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the State of Kansas has collected another prestigious Silver Shovel for excellence in economic development. Area Development magazine’s annual Silver Shovel award recognizes states for attracting high-value investment projects that create a significant number of new jobs in their communities. This year marks the 13th […]

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