TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly introduced at present that since she took workplace in January 2019, Kansas has attracted over $9 billion in new investments by personal sector companies. This milestone continues the record-breaking financial improvement success Kansas has skilled beneath the Kelly Administration. The Kansas Division of Commerce, led by Lieutenant Governor David Toland, has closed on 658 financial improvement tasks which have created or retained greater than 43,500 jobs throughout the state.
“Our observe document of absolutely funding faculties, investing in infrastructure, and increasing broadband entry has resulted in additional companies selecting to name Kansas house,” Governor Kelly stated. “Right here’s what this new, $9 billion milestone means for Kansans: Extra jobs, stronger communities, and better alternative.”
This announcement follows a string of financial improvement wins for the Kelly Administration. Earlier this month, Kansas gained the distinguished Gold Shovel Award for the second 12 months in a row for excellence in attracting high-value funding tasks that create a big variety of new jobs of their communities. In March, Kansas gained the Governor’s Cup for being the state with essentially the most financial improvement funding per capita within the nation.
In April of this 12 months, Governor Kelly introduced her administration’s largest financial improvement funding so far: Scorpion Organic Providers’s$650 million new biomanufacturing facility in Manhattan which can create 500 high-paying jobs inside the subsequent seven years.
“Governor Kelly has made financial improvement a precedence for all areas of the state,” stated Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland. “So, passing the $9 billion mark isn’t a surprise. Corporations massive and small acknowledge Kansas as a successful funding – and the success tales simply maintain accumulating.”