Category Archives: Other State News

STEP grant kicking up Kansas exports.

KANSAS — Thanks to a new State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Kansas exporters are getting help to grow their business worldwide. The $296,533 grant will be administered by the Kansas Departmen ...

Kansas nabs Area Development’s Silver Shovel Award.

KANSAS — Site Selection and facility planning publication Area Development has awarded the state of Kansas a Silver Shovel based on the investment and high-value jobs added in the state in 2014. The Area Development Gold and Silver Shovel Awards are ba ...

Private sector job growth pushing up in Kansas.

KANSAS — According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Kansas had the second highest private sector job growth in the region last year. The Sunflower State posted a 1.9-percent gain in private sector jobs in 2014, behind only Colora ...

Kansas among top economic development states.

KANSAS — Site Selection magazine has named the state of Kansas America’s fourth best state for economic development projects per capita in 2014. The Sunflower State moved up one spot compared to its No. 5 ranking for new and expanded facilities pe ...

BNSF investment goes on the rails in Kansas.

KANSAS —  BNSF Railway is investing $103 million to upgrade and expand capacity on its railroad operations in Kansas this year. The investment is part of the railroad’s $6 billion capital upgrade program across its 28 state, 32,500 mile system. “ ...

Business growing in Kansas.

KANSAS — According to a report from the Kansas Secretary of State’s office, in 2014 the Sunflower State saw its second highest increase in businesses in the last decade. The 170,489 businesses registered in the state last year were an increase o ...

Contractors building construction jobs in Kansas.

KANSAS — According to recent report by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), approximately 80 percent of the construction firms surveyed in Kansas plan to hire in 2015. The report was based on surveys of 900 construction firms in 48 sta ...

Topeka among America’s most affordable cities.

TOPEKA, Kan. — According to new rankings from Livability.com, Topeka is one of the nation’s most affordable cities to reside in. The capital city ranked ninth overall in America based on its low cost-of-living paired with its high quality of life ...