Pretzels, Inc. Building New Production Facility In Kansas
The pretzel and snack products manufacturer will make a significant investment in the construction of a new 146,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility at VenturePark in Lawrence, KS.
Empirical Foods Breaks Ground On $250M Facility In Kansas
The ground beef facility in Garden City, KS is expected to be finished between 2022 and 2023, and will create 250 new jobs.
Nor-Am Cold Storage Adds 90 New Jobs In Kansas
Nor-Am Cold Storage has invested $30 million in a new 148,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse in Dodge City, KS.
Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups
Locations are nurturing startup ecosystems with access to skilled labor, angel investors, higher ed resources and an affordable quality of life that is attracting talent.
New Electric Transmission Line Will Create 1,000 Jobs In Kansas
The new 800-mile Grain Belt Express electric transmission line will carry low-cost, Kansas wind energy to consumers across the Midwest, and create nearly 1,000 jobs.
Topeka Will Pay Up To $10K To Remote Workers That Buy A Home
The Choose Topeka Relocation Incentive is expanding to encourage remote workers to relocate to Kansas’ capital city, recently named a top 10 housing market by realtor.com.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Opens COVID-19 VTM Manufacturing Plant
The new $40 million facility in Lenexa, KS was built in six weeks to rapidly expand the company's production of viral transport media (VTM).
Kansas No. 1 In Wind Power Generation, Georgia Leads Film Production
Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power, Georgia is the frontrunner among Film Production Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report
Merck Animal Health Investing $100M In Kansas Expansion
The investment will bring capital improvements, expansion of manufacturing capacity and capabilities, and advanced technology to the company's DeSoto, KS operations.
Dot’s Pretzels Investing $15M In Kansas Expansion
The pretzel maker has selected Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, KS for a new manufacturing facility that will create 22 new jobs.
Topeka Launches HOST Relief Program In Response To COVID-19
Through private donations and matching public funds via GO Topeka, Helps Others Support Topeka provides capital to Topeka and Shawnee County, KS businesses.
Rally Reno Program Provides Local Economic Relief
Rally Reno County supports local businesses and employees in the retail, service and hospitality industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
$5M In HIRE Fund Loans Awarded To Kansas Hospitality Businesses
Kansas’ new Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund will help the state’s hospitality industry recover from the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Kansas: More Than “Just A Great Place To Run Out Of Gas”
From massively talked about talent initiatives, to major business expansions and attractions, Topeka is turning the corner on economic development.
20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity
The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.
January / February 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 1)
The January / February 2020 Issue features our State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners. Plus, a look at energy, aerospace, exports and data centers.
BF Location Video: Innovation – Topeka, Kansas
GO Topeka creates opportunities for economic growth that provide a thriving business climate and fulfilling lifestyle for Topeka and Shawnee County. Learn more.
Kansas Picked For $200M Walmart Distribution Center
The retail giant will create 300 full-time jobs at its new distribution center at the Kanza Fire Commerce Park in Topeka, KS.
Agribusiness: Harvesting Growth In Stormy Weather
Despite a trade war with China that’s clobbering U.S. farmers, locations that have established strong agribusiness and food processing sectors continue to thrive as production moves closer to markets.
EPA Grants 26 Organizations $5.1M In Environmental Job Training Grants
The environmental workforce and job training grants will help transform economically disadvantaged communities across the U.S.