Location News

Kansas shines in Business Facilities magazine’s 2010 Rankings Report
Kansas has been named a Top 10 state in eight of 20 categories in Business Facilities magazine’s 2010 Rankings Report, officials announced today.
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Topeka Named a Business Facilities ‘Editors Location Pick’
Topeka was featured in the June 2010 issue of Business Facilities magazine as one of seven “Editors’ Location Picks” for communities that caught their eye with sparkling innovation and steadfast growth.
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Kansas ranked No. 7 in annual Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States report
For the second straight year, Kansas has been ranked the nation’s No. 7 most business-friendly state in the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States report, the Kansas Department of Commerce announced today.
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Schendel Pest Services to Acquire New Downtown Building for Corporate HQ
GO Topeka announced the retention and expansion of Schendel Pest Services corporate headquarters at the July 6 meeting of the Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO). By acquiring the former Hawkins Optical Laboratories building at 1035 SE Quincy, Schendel’s corporate headquarters will stay in Topeka, retain 26 current employees and add up to ten more over the next three years.
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Kiplinger Study Shows What Makes Topeka Top Ten

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance unveiled their Top Ten Cities for the Next Decade list, on which Topeka ranked tenth in the nation, but even more telling of the city’s success are some of the statistics they used to determine their rankings.
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Allen Foods Announces Decision to Build Manufacturing Facility in Topeka
Allen Foods has confirmed its decision to build a new manufacturing facility in Topeka, Kansas on a 20-acre site in the Central Crossing Commerce Park in south Topeka. The Company, which produces fresh baked goods, will build a state of the art commercial bakery and create in excess of 50 new jobs in the area. The company’s capital investment in Topeka will exceed $30 million.
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GO Topeka Supports Shawnee County Growth with Del Monte Project
GO Topeka is pleased to announce its continuing support of Shawnee County growth with the completion of an expansion project with one of the area’s leading businesses, Del Monte Foods. With the help of GO Topeka, Del Monte is expanding its current manufacturing operation, including a dry plant redesign, which will help drive long-term job retention and creation at the pet food manufacturer.
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Topeka/Shawnee County First Opportunity Fund Receives CDFI Certification

The Community Development Financial Institution Fund, a program of the US Department of the Treasury, recently certified the Topeka/Shawnee County First Opportunity Fund, L.L.C. (T/SCFOF) as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). The fund’s certification status will be effective until January 29, 2013, with the ability and option to recertify.
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