Kansas

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

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.
Berry Global Group

Berry Global Group Expands Production In Kansas

Berry Global Group's $61 million investment will create over 60 jobs in Lawrence, KS.
2021 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2021 Metro Rankings Report

Millennials are migrating into Connecticut from New York City and Boston in droves, making Greater Hartford, CT the top-ranked Millennial Magnet in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.
Kansas certified sites

Kansas, Sunflower Electric Launch New Certified Sites Partnership

Thanks to a new partnership, sites certified through Sunflower Electric's Certified Sites Program will automatically be certified by the Kansas Department of Commerce.
Kansas Dairy Ingredients

Kansas Dairy Ingredients Investing $45M In Kansas Expansion

Kansas Dairy Ingredients (KDI) Cheese Company will expand its operations in Southwest Kansas, creating 40 new jobs in the Hugoton community.
animal health

Topeka, KS To Develop $13M Downtown Innovation Campus

The 70,000-square-foot campus will include wet labs, co-working, office and meeting space and a rooftop for events.
Sicut Enterprises, Neodesha, Kansas

Tech, Manufacturing Projects Land Kansas More Than 580 Jobs

TTEC Holdings will create 450 on-site and remote work jobs in Overland Park; Sicut Enterprises will create 132 manufacturing positions in Neodesha. 

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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