Kansas

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

SynTech Research To Locate Facility In Stillwell, KS

SynTech Research provides research services for the agricultural, biotechnology and food industries. The company anticipates capital investment levels exceeding $3.7 million.

Starwood Announces New Customer Contact Center In Wichita

The center’s inaugural class will include approximately 180 positions. Starwood plans to expand the center significantly over the next five years and hire up to 750 more employees in Wichita.

Hostess To Reopen In Emporia, KS; Will Create More Than 300 Jobs

The investment in the Emporia baking facility is being funded by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos and Company, which purchased selected Hostess assets out of bankruptcy in April 2013.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Plains Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

The U.S. Plains region will be well-represented at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, an invitation-only event for corporate executives and site selection consultants who...

COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Overland Park, KS Is Home To Staples Promotional Products

Overland Park will remain the location for the primary administrative offices for Staples Promotional Products, the largest promotional product distributor in North America and a business division of Staples Advantage.
Overland Park Clocktower

Assured Vehicle Protection Moving to Overland Park, Kansas

The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that Assured Vehicle Protection Inc., which organizes and manages dealer-owned reinsurance companies, will relocate to Overland Park.
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LOCATION FOCUS: Kansas – Diversification From The Ground Up

The Sunflower State is much more than America’s breadbasket. Today, the state is home to thriving manufacturing, service, wholesale and retail industries. From the January/February 2013 issue

D.H. Pace To Locate HQ, Local Operations In Olathe, KS

The residential and commercial door company plans to bring over 280 jobs to the state over the next five years as a result of the move, which consolidates four existing locations.
General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson announces a $600-million investment in the Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant to construct a new paint shop and provide other upgrades to increase production efficiency Monday, January 28, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. Vehicle production schedules will continue to keep three shifts and nearly 4,000 hourly and salaried workers on the job. The Fairfax plant produces the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu. (Photo by Susan McSpadden for General Motors)

GM Invests $600 Million in Fairfax, KS Plant

GM opened the present facility of the Fairfax plant in 1987. Currently, 3,877 employees work at the plant, which stretches over 572 acres. The manufacturing area contains 85 acres under its roof and has a pre-construction floor space of 3,044,561 square-feet. In 2012, GM produced 283,213 vehicles at the plant.

Health Outcomes Sciences Moves to Overland Park, KS

A healthcare IT firm, HOS will move its offices into the Southcreek Office Park, where it is projecting to add new jobs in the future. Dec 14, 2012 @ 12:47 PM

KWIC In Manhattan, KS, Gets EDA Grant

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) invests $458,000 to support expanded biotechnology research and development and job creation in Manhattan, KS. Oct 5, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

FEATURE STORY: 2012 Economic Development Awards

Every year, we showcase the economic development deals with the biggest impact and rank the top states and metros. Now, we turn our spotlight on the agencies with the best practices who have achieved overall excellence. From the March/April 2012 issue.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Ships, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The past four years have hit hard. And while the logistics industry is no exception, some sectors are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. From the January/February 2012 issue.

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