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Tuesday, July 24 2018
Kansas: Central to Your Success

When a company is looking for a new location that is perfect for transporting its goods to locations throughout the country, the smart choice is to look right in the middle. Kansas’ central location has made it a popular choice among manufacturing companies – and not just those in the aviation industry (though it is known as The Aviation Capital of the World). 

Public Restroom Company, a family-owned and operated company that manufactures restrooms for outdoor parks and then ships them to locations across the U.S., recently selected a location in Kansas for its new manufacturing and distribution hub. The new facility will allow the company to cut down on freight costs and expand and meet the demands of the market.    

The company was seeking an existing location for expansion that would allow them the logistical advantage of a central location with excellent access to broaden their customer base, as well as a strong workforce.  

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Tuesday, July 25 2017
The Kansas Department of Commerce Offers Business Development Programs and Workforce Training

New and existing Kansas companies that need to expand or restructure may qualify for assistance under one of the state's workforce training programs. These flexible programs offer:    

  • Services customized to specific training needs, so employees develop better skills faster.
  • A collaborative effort between the company, the Department of Commerce and training providers to train for the right employee knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • A streamlined process to apply for and access workforce development programs.
  • Personalized assistance with the reimbursement processes.
  • The support of KANSASWORKS workforce services in recruiting and screening skilled employees.
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Wednesday, January 13 2016
Businesses Thrive in the Sunflower State

In the 2015 Pollina Corporate Real Estate survey, Kansas is the fifth most business-friendly state in the nation. This ranking is based on 32 factors that are controlled by state government. This is also Kansas’ tenth year in a row ranking in the top 10. Since last fall, Kansas has gained more than 13,000 private sector jobs for the Kansas economy. This survey is evidence that businesses of all sizes and industries continue to thrive in Kansas.

Part of this success is due to the positive and productive business climate in the Sunflower State. “With a population of just over 2.9 million, Kansas packs a heavy economic punch with a proactive legislative and regulatory environment and major advantages in costs, taxes, skilled workforce and major transportation assets. All of this has combined to make the Sunflower State a haven for investment and innovation,” said Antonio Soave, Secretary for the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Kansas has a unique environment for business success. Not only does Kansas boast tax policies that make it easy for small businesses to succeed, but there are additional business incentives available through the Department of Commerce that can help businesses grow and bring additional jobs to the state.

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Monday, January 26 2015
Great Things are Happening in Kansas

Businesses have created more than 50,000 new private sector jobs in the state during the past four years. Over the past three years, state exports have risen more than 26 percent. New business formations have set state records for two consecutive years. Entrepreneurs and businesses across a wide range of industries are thriving in the Sunflower State.

An outstanding business environment has helped build this momentum. From tax policy to infrastructure to the workforce, Kansas has the policies and resources designed to help businesses succeed, grow, invest and create jobs.

Kansas is an affordable place to start and operate a business. Most small businesses pay no state income tax, allowing them to invest more money and take advantage of opportunities for future growth. The state has no personal property tax, no inventory tax and no franchise tax. Kansas also features a payroll withholding tax retention program and sales tax exemptions.

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