Kansas - The State Of Unexpected

Kansas attracted more than $7.5 billion in capital investment in corporate facilities in 2022, part of more than $15 billion attracted since 2019. If those numbers feel unexpectedly high, it’s time to discover the projects, people and potential of a state with great expectations.


Forget the Flyover Talk, Kansas Has Moved to the Top
Gov. Kelly outlines the steps she took to propel the state to the No. 1 ranking in economic development.
Top Awards Recognize Kansas’ Winning Business Climate
Those charged with marketing their states based on their business climates will usually cite job growth statistics, capital investment projects and other measures. Kansas has the hardware in its trophy case to prove its business case.
How Kansas Plans To Accelerate Economic Growth
‘This is no time to become complacent,’ says Commerce Secretary David Toland.
The Heart Of America
The community of Russell offers the perfect blend of
a high quality of life and opportunities for industry.

How Renewables Power A State Economy
The windswept plains of Kansas harness enough energy to power the future.
Panasonic Investment Will Catalyze a Power and Materials Industry Ecosystem
Panasonic’s $4 billion, 4,000-job EV battery plant in De Soto is all anyone in Kansas economic development can talk about these days.
Fields Reimagined
Kansas farms aim for the future.
The Tug of The Art Land
A place where ‘nothing happens’ and its lessons from the galaxy.
Blessing the Beasts
Kansas has built an animal health sciences corridor
that is second to none.

Where to Reshore Away from Both Shores
From 2010 to 2020, more than 1 million jobs were reshored back to the United States, according to Reshoring Initiative 2020 Data Report from the Reshoring Initiative.
Knowledge Gives Kansas Workers a Competitive Edge
Employers looking to hire the best and brightest don’t have to look far when they choose to set up shop in Kansas.
Stopping Hackers Is Job One in Kansas
Three of the country’s top cybersecurity schools call the Sunflower State home.
Public, Private Investment Grew Kansas' Biotech Sector in 2022
Biotech: Public, Private Investment Grew Kansas' Biotech Sector in 2022
Kansas Connections
State workforce services ensure businesses and talent reach
new heights.

All Systems Go
Kansas wields the history, infrastructure and smarts to make things fly.
‘Every New Business Begins With a Tourist’
Here’s how Kansas is turning tourism into economic development.
KANSAS Where Foodies Find Paradise
The seeds of food processing success are planted
in the soil of the Sunflower State.

Connecting Kansans to the Fastest Internet Yet
The state is doing its part to connect more homes and businesses to broadband.
Middle America Has Never Looked Better
Logistics end-users value Kansas’ central U.S. location and access to markets.
Vytelle Chooses Lenexa as Global Headquarters
Vytelle announced on Dec. 6 that it would relocate its global headquarters from Hermiston, Oregon, to Lenexa, Kansas, about 15 months after the company secured $13.2 million in Series A funding from a collection of Midwest- and Kansas-based investors.
Town & Gown Get Along Just Fine Here
How Kansas built a network that cultivates partners in innovation.
Tools You Can Use
Kansas Programs Enable Personal, Community and Business Growth
Feels Like Home
Kansas has the perks that’ll make your visit a permanent stay.
Strength  In Small Numbers
Micropolitan areas outperform Kansas metros in recent economic rankings.
Something Ventured
Dig into the national data and you’ll find Kansas playing a more and more prominent role in sparking innovation.

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