Kansas

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Kansas.

Fintech Locations

Forward-Looking Financial Locations

As FinTech activity continues to grow, financial services firms are finding locations with ecosystems to support their burgeoning business needs.
build back better

U.S. EDA Announces 21 Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winners

A marquee initiative of EDA’s American Rescue Plan, this program awards between $25 and $65 million to rebuild regional economies across the nation.
renewable energy

Growing Green Energy

Investments in renewable energy are driving job growth and site selection  decisions across the nation.
North Carolina Best Business Climate

New York, San Francisco Top Fintech, Crypto Leaders Rankings

New York City leads the pack in Fintech, San Francisco is the Crypto Market Leader, and Morgantown, WV tops new Metros For Movers list in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.
Simmons Pet Food Kansas

Simmons Pet Food Plans Expansion Projects In Kansas And Iowa

New canning lines in Emporia, KS and Dubuque, IA, and a new pet food distribution facility in Edgerton, KS are part of the pet food company's $500 million growth plan.
Panasonic Energy Kansas

Panasonic Energy Picks Kansas For $4B EV Battery Megaproject

New Panasonic Energy electric vehicle (EV) battery facility will create up to 4,000 jobs in the Kansas City Region, and is the largest economic development project in state history.
FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2026 To Boost Economy Across 16 Host Cities

The 16 Host Cities picked for FIFA World Cup 2026 were selected based on transportation, human rights, stadium infrastructure, fan fest locations and training sites.
Workforce Development

Workforce Development To Get The Job Done

Access to a quality workforce is a top priority for companies considering where to relocate or expand. Here’s a look at what some top locations across the U.S. are doing to address today’s workforce.
Manufacturing Industry Locations

Locations For The Manufacturing Industry: On The Bright Side

Economic developers are going to great lengths to highlight their advantages as competition dramatically increases for new manufacturing locations.
Scorpion Biological Services

Scorpion Biological Services Picks Kansas For $650M Project

Scorpion Biological Services' new 500,000-square-foot biomanufacturing facility will create 500 jobs in Manhattan, KS. 
Mars Wrigley Topeka

Mars Wrigley To Invest $175M In Kansas Expansion

The expansion will support Snickers, Milky Way and 3 Musketeers production at the chocolate manufacturer's Topeka, KS facility, and create more than 100 jobs.
Kansas

Kansas: Smack In The Middle

Kansas, the Sunflower State wants to use a number of assets, including geographic location, to entice more companies to try it out.
aviation industry

The Aerospace Industry: Soaring Away

Expectations that the COVID-19 pandemic may soon ease is giving some hope to aviation and aerospace executives, who anticipate that the commercial end of the business will soon rebound.
January / February 2022 Issue

January / February 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 1)

The January / February 2022 issue features Business Facilities' 2021 State of the Year and Economic Deal of the Year awards. Plus, a look at Top Utilities and Shovel Ready Sites.
Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace To Create 60 Jobs With Kansas Expansion

Collins Aerospace will use its new 279,000-square-foot facility for the manufacture of its interior product line.
Innovation Hubs

Innovation Hubs: Where Innovation Lives

An $80-billion program proposed by President Biden is aiming to spur sustainable growth by supporting the establishment of innovation centers in regions hampered by underinvestment.
Medline

Medline Invests $77.5M In New Kansas Distribution Center

Medline has outgrown its current facility; will create 100 jobs at new distribution center in Bonner Springs, KS.
Hutchinson, KS

Kansas: Where Innovation And Fun Converge

You can find Hutchinson’s history 650 feet under the ground in its famous salt mines. On the surface it’s a thriving business hub.
fintech

Finance & Insurance: Fintech’s Future Is Now

Biometrics, artificial intelligence and blockchain are being embraced by the financial services and insurance sectors, fueling a wave of fintech startups.
Kansas manufacturing supply chain

New Program Aims To Strengthen Kansas’ Manufacturing Supply Chain

CONNEX™ Kansas allows manufacturers to connect with each other, find suppliers, explore production capabilities and manage their supply chain.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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