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

Kansas Department of Commerce

Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Kansas Department of Commerce articles below.


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.

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.

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. 

Hilmar Cheese Company Bringing 247 New Jobs To Kansas

Hilmar Cheese Company plans to invest $460 million to build a major production facility in Dodge City, KS.

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.

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.

$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.

Faith Technologies, Excellerate Manufacturing Expanding In Kansas

The new 450,000-square-foot facility in Olathe, KS is expected to add more than 780 positions over the next few years.

KanPak U.S. Opens New Warehouse In Kansas

The 202,800-square-foot Arkansas City facility will serve customers such as Chick-fil-A and Whataburger, among others.

Park Aerospace Plans $19M Expansion In Kansas

The expansion will allow the company to double its number of employees in Newton, KS from 73 to 146 in the next five years.

Chinese Delegation Visits Kansas, Tours Institute Of Baking

The Jayhawk State gets a visit from its “sister state” in China, Henan Province.

Overstock.com Picks Kansas City For New Distribution Center

The online retailer will create more than 100 jobs at its new 517,000-square-foot operation in Kansas City, KS.

Kansas City Area Lands New eCommerce Fulfillment Center

Turn5 will create more than 100 jobs in the region with its new 365,000-square-foot distribution center in Lenexa, KS.

Palmer Manufacturing To Invest $16M In Kansas

The steel and fiberglass tank manufacturer will increase its workforce to 201 people at its Garden City, KS facility.

GEICO Creating 500 Jobs At New Kansas Service Center

The auto insurer evaluated multiple U.S. locations for the operation, choosing to invest nearly $10 million in Lenexa, KS.

Viega Announces Major Expansion At Kansas Campus

The construction and plumbing industry supplier is building a new ProPress® Copper manufacturing facility, and planning a new master distribution center at its in McPherson, KS campus.

ServiceMaster DSI Selects Shawnee, KS For Headquarters

The disaster restoration and cleaning services company will initially transfer 100 jobs and plans to hire an additional 100 new employees in the future.

Simmons Pet Food Expanding Kansas Packaging Facility

The $38 million investment will increase the facility by 200,000 square feet and create approximately 100 new jobs in the Emporia area.

Kubota Plans $87M Expansion In Kansas

The tractor manufacturer will create a new logistics hub, add a fifth division and Midwest sales office on 203 acres in Edgerton, KS.

Major Expansions Underway At KSU

Kansas State University, aiming to be a Top 50 public research university by 2025, is adding a bevy of new facilities.

Kansas: GM Expands at Fairfax Facility in Kansas City

The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.

Hardware Maker To Open New Distribution Facility In Kansas

Spectrum Brands HHI will employ 315 workers at its new 927,112-square-foot facility at Logistics Park Kansas City.  

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Moderna Will Invest $500M To Build mRNA Capabilities In Africa

Moderna will build a state-of-the-art mRNA facility in Africa with the goal of producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines each year at the 50 µg dose level.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jeff Finkle, IEDC

Finkle, CEcD, President and CEO, IEDC, discusses the impact of COVID-19 and remote work on real estate and economic development, and more.

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