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Posted on: November 16, 2015

Sizewise Worldwide moves global headquarters to Kansas

Sizewise Worldwide has moved its headquarters to Lenexa. The global medical equipment manufacturer has more than 20 years of experience engineering innovative products to meet the needs of bariatric, geriatric, pediatric and standard patient populations, ...Read on...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Menard, Inc. first company to propose new development in Lawrence VenturePark

Midwest Manufacturing, a division of Menard, Inc., is planning on being the first company to locate in Lawrence VenturePark. Menard, Inc. is the third largest home improvement store chain in the United States by sales volume. Midwest Manufacturing operati...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2015

Excel Industries to open facility at Logistics Park Kansas City

Excel Industries Inc. has announced that it will open a facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton. The turf care product manufacturer, which is headquartered in Hesston, plans to create 200 new jobs at LPKC. The company’s new worksite will...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2015

USA800 to create more than 300 new jobs in Kansas

USA800, a multi-channel support call center, announced today that it is opening a new 20,000 square foot facility in Lawrence. The company plans to create 333 new jobs at the facility and invest more than $3.5 million.

“As a result of existing customer...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2015

Berkley Medical Management announces move to Kansas

Berkley Medical Management Solutions, a unit of W.R. Berkley Insurance group that specializes in workers’ compensation managed-care solutions, announced it will relocate operations to Corporate Woods Building 82. The company is expected to create more tha...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

GBW Railcar Services to open office in Kansas

GBW Railcar Services, a joint venture of Greenbrier and Watco Companies, has announced that it will open an office in Overland Park. The company, which delivers freight car repair services and monitors certification and maintenance requirements, will add ...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Integrated Animal Health brings global headquarters to Lawrence

Integrated Animal Health (IAH) announced today that it will increase its footprint in the KC Animal Health Corridor and bring its global headquarters to Lawrence, Kansas. The formerly Queensland, Australia-based animal health company also announced a perm...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

CertainTeed announces expansion of Kansas City facility

CertainTeed Corporation will expand its manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Kansas, by creating more than 70 new jobs at its Kansas City location during the next three years.

The building materials company has begun the process of re-engineering its...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Flowers Baking to begin operating bakery in Lenexa

Flowers Baking Co. has announced that it will begin production at a bakery in Lenexa this summer. The bakery, located at 8960 Marshall Drive, was acquired by Flowers Foods in July 2013 and has been undergoing an extensive modernization project at an estim...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Site Selection ranks Kansas fourth in the nation for 2014 economic development projects per capita

The state of Kansas has been ranked fourth in the country for economic development projects per capita in Site Selection magazine’s 2014 rankings. Site Selection has compiled annual economic development rankings since 1978, awarding the Governor’s Cup for...Read on...

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Posted on: March 2, 2015

Newell Rubbermaid plans expansion of Winfield facility

Newell Rubbermaid announced today that it will expand its manufacturing and distribution facility in Winfield, Kansas, adding 320 new jobs and investing $27 million by the end of 2017. The company’s Winfield facility manufactures a number of Rubbermaid ou...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2015

Black & Veatch to occupy renovated Overland Park Trade Center

Black & Veatch announced today that it will relocate its Telecommunications and Special Projects professionals in Overland Park to the Overland Park Trade Center (OPTC) following building renovations. The move will consolidate some of the company’s op...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Kubota Tractor to open new distribution center in Edgerton

Kubota Tractor Corporation, the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, will open a nearly 450,000-square-foot parts distribution center at Logistics Park Kansas City, a 1,500-acre master-planned distri...Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2014

Flexsteel will open distribution facility at Logistics Park Kansas City

Flexsteel Industries Inc. has announced that it has purchased a 500,000 square-foot distribution facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton. The furniture manufacturer plans to create 141 jobs at the facility.

“Kansas offers numerous adv...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

Mervis Railcar announces new refurbishing facility in Hutchinson

Mervis Railcar, a division of Mervis Industries, announced today that it will establish a railcar refurbishing facility in Hutchinson. The company will invest approximately $35 million and hire 150 workers at the facility in the next three years. Mervis d...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2014

AIG hosts grand opening of expanded operations in Olathe

American International Group Inc. (AIG) held a ribbon cutting and grand opening of its expansion in Olathe today, which will bring 300 new jobs to Kansas by the end of 2015. Gov. Sam Brownback and AIG President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Hancock jo...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2014

Parnell expands headquarters in Overland Park

Parnell, an animal health company, has announced that it will expand its headquarters and create 32 new jobs in Overland Park. The company offers pharmaceutical products and technology solutions to enhance the quality of life and performance of animals.
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Posted on: August 22, 2014

Inclusion Technologies selects Atchison for headquarters

Inclusion Technologies LLC has selected Atchison as the location of its headquarters and manufacturing facility. Beginning in late summer 2014, the startup company will produce food ingredient products for the industrial market, including a line of nut-fr...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2014

Alliance Data announces plans to create 530 new jobs in Kansas

Alliance Data Systems has announced that it plans to expand and create 530 new jobs in Lenexa. The company, which provides data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, anticipates a capital investment of more than $17 million as part of its expansion.

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

Kansas places fifth in Pollina’s “Top 10 Pro-Business States” rankings

Pollina Corporate recognized Kansas as one of the best states for businesses when it revealed its 2014 “Top 10 Pro-Business States” rankings today. The Sunflower State ranked fifth overall, a one-spot improvement from 2013’s sixth place ranking and the st...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2014

BATS Global Markets renews lease in Lenexa

BATS Global Markets (BATS) has announced that it has signed a 10-year lease renewal for its Lenexa global headquarters. The stock exchange, which is based at 8050 Marshall Drive, employs 104 workers in Kansas and will bring more than 30 new jobs to the st...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2014

Quest Diagnostics to create 500 new jobs in Lenexa

Quest Diagnostics has announced that it will expand its presence in Lenexa and hire 500 workers for its Quest Diagnostics National Operations Center. The company’s new operations facility will be located at 9601 Renner Boulevard.

“Quest Diagnostics is ...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Go Configure announces relocation to Pittsburg

Go Configure has announced that it will relocate its administrative and call center operations to Pittsburg during 2014. The company expects to invest more than $9 million and will create 35 new jobs initially, with an additional five jobs expected in the...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Grantham holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new campus

Grantham University held a ribbon cutting Wednesday for its new main campus in Lenexa’s Southland Corporate Park. More than 400 staff members attended the event, along with local officials. Grantham’s new location is LEED certified and has ample room to m...Read on...

Posted on: May 28, 2014

Hospira announces investment in McPherson facility

Hospira Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced an investment in its McPherson, Kansas, facility that will result in 150 jobs and $120 million in capital improvements at the site during...Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2014

Advanced Call Center Technologies will create 625 jobs in Junction City

Advanced Call Center Technologies (ACCT), a provider of contact center and back office support services, has announced that it has signed a six-year lease for a call center building in Junction City. ACCT will take possession of the facility, which is loc...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2014

TM Track Machines opens railcar repair and tamper manufacturing facility in Parsons

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that TM Track Machines LLC has opened a railcar repair shop and tamper manufacturing facility in Parsons. At the facility, TM Track plans to create 75 jobs during the next five years.

“TM Track Machines...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2014

Global Ground Support announces extension of lease in Olathe

Global Ground Support has announced that it will keep its manufacturing operations in its existing 112,000 square-foot facility at Old 56 Highway and Harrison Street in Olathe. Global Ground Support produces a wide array of airport equipment including dei...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Site Selection ranks Kansas fifth in the nation for economic development projects per capita in 2013

The state of Kansas ranked fifth in the country for economic development projects per capita in Site Selection magazine’s 2013 rankings. Site Selection, which has compiled annual economic development rankings since 1978, added a new Governor’s Cup Award f...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2014

Mile Hi Specialty Foods to open distribution facility in Shawnee

Mile Hi Specialty Foods Co. has announced it will locate its new warehouse and distribution facility in Shawnee. The distribution company plans to create 29 new jobs during a three year period.

“We are looking forward to establishing Mile Hi Specialty ...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2014

kk-electronic expands operations to Lenexa

kk-electronic announced that it has expanded its North American operations, opening an office and distribution center in Lenexa. The new facility will allow kk-electronic to better serve its North American customers and focus on further expansion. An open...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2014

Intouch Solutions announces expansion in Kansas

Intouch Solutions has announced that it will move its offices to 7045 College Boulevard in Overland Park in June. A technology based marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry, Intouch Solutions currently employs 340 and plans to create 350 new ...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2014

Grantham University announces move to Lenexa

Grantham University, an accredited online university serving working adults around the world, announced this week that it will be relocating its main campus to Lenexa in spring 2014.

“We have been searching diligently for a space to accommodate our gr...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2013

Creekstone Farms expands in Arkansas City

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC, one of the largest employers in Cowley County, announced today that it will expand its operations in Arkansas City. The beef processing company, which has been based in Arkansas City for over 10 years, currently employs ...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2013

Selas Heat Technology purchases Webster Engineering and Manufacturing

Selas Heat Technology Company LLC announced that it has completed the purchase of Webster Engineering and Manufacturing Co. LLC based in Winfield. As a result of the acquisition, Webster will retain its nearly 60 positions at 619 Industrial Boulevard.

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Posted on: November 22, 2013

Farmers Insurance extends lease for Olathe office

Farmers Insurance announced that it has extended its lease for its national property claims division offices in Olathe. The extension, which lasts through 2024, will allow Farmers to retain 400 positions at its more than 100,000 square foot facility at 10...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2013

AlixaRx opens new fulfillment center in Lenexa

AlixaRx opened a new 11,400-square-foot fulfillment center yesterday in Lenexa. The company, which offers pharmaceutical services to post-acute health care facilities, plans to create 88 new jobs in Lenexa during the next five years.

“AlixaRx has a gre...Read on...

Posted on: November 8, 2013

Crosswind Petfoods to move to Topeka

Crosswind Petfoods has announced it will expand its operations to Topeka and create 62 jobs. Crosswind produces pet food for both branded and private label programs. The company anticipates a capital investment of $4 million in Topeka.

“It’s great to h...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2013

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

BNSF Railway introduced its new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility in Edgerton today during the facility’s grand opening ceremony. LPKC is a more than 1,550-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF’s n...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2013

HairUWear will open facility in Lenexa

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that HairUWear Inc., a premier manufacturer of high quality hair goods, will relocate its corporate offices, as well as its distribution and warehousing operations to Lenexa. The corporate functions being ...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2013

Palmer Manufacturing and Tank plans expansion in Garden City

Palmer Manufacturing and Tank plans to expand its operations in Garden City. A manufacturer of steel and fiberglass tanks for companies in the oil and gas industry, Palmer anticipates creating more than 100 new jobs in Garden City during the next two year...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2013

Unilever to invest and expand in Johnson County

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that Unilever will make a $152.5 million investment at its New Century spreads manufacturing facility in Johnson County, which includes an expansion as well as purchase of new machinery and equipment. Unil...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2013

The Miller Group announces move to Overland Park

The Miller Group, one of Kansas City’s largest locally owned, full-service insurance and employee benefit firms, announced that it will move its headquarters to 6363 College Boulevard, Overland Park. Leased space in the new facility will be almost double ...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2013

Catalyst Artificial Lift announces expansion in Allen County

Catalyst Artificial Lift LLC, a Gainesville, Texas-based manufacturer and wholesaler of oilfield reciprocating rod pumps, announced today the purchase of a 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Iola, Kan. The expansion of Catalyst’s Kansas operati...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2013

Heartland Rehabilitation Hospital to open in Overland Park

Post Acute Medical announced today that it plans to build an approximately 54,000 square-foot, 45-bed acute rehabilitation hospital that will serve Overland Park, the greater Kansas City metro area and the region. The new facility, Heartland Rehabilitatio...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2013

MarketSphere plans move to Kansas

MarketSphere, a business advisory firm focusing on process, technology and organizational improvement, has announced that it will relocate its Kansas City offices to Overland Park. The office relocation will be effective October 1.

“We are excitedly op...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2013

Mazuma Credit Union to build headquarters in Overland Park

Mazuma Credit Union has announced it will build its new corporate headquarters in the Shoppes at Deer Creek Woods on the northwest corner of 135th Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. Mazuma held an official ground breaking today and plans to open ...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2013

New DEMDACO distribution center to be built in Edgerton

NorthPoint Development and NAI Capital Realty announced today the execution of a long term lease with DEMDACO for a 326,650 square foot distribution center that will be custom built for the company at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC). DEMDACO, which spec...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2013

GVL Polymers to open facility in Hesston

GVL Polymers Inc. has announced that it will open a plant in Hesston. The manufacturer of rotational molded, polyethylene parts for agriculture, industrial and commercial industries plans to open a 50,000 square foot facility, where it will employ more th...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2013

Ascension Insurance relocates headquarters to Overland Park

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that Ascension Insurance Inc. will relocate its headquarters to Overland Park. A specialized insurance brokerage firm, Ascension plans to create 20 new jobs in Kansas during the next five years. The compan...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2013

TruHome Solutions announces Lenexa expansion

TruHome Solutions LLC, a national provider of credit union mortgage services, has selected Lenexa as the location of its new operations center. After opening the new location, TruHome plans to create more than 400 jobs in Lenexa in the next five years.
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Posted on: June 21, 2013

GE Air Filtration moves to Overland Park

GE Power & Water’s Air Filtration business announced today that it plans to locate its headquarters in Overland Park and create 170 positions there. The move is tentatively scheduled for late August.

“I am excited to welcome GE Power & Water’s ...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2013

ELM Services LLC Expands in Overland Park

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council announced today the expansion of ELM Services LLC in Overland Park. A service provider to the mortgage industry, ELM Services LLC will add more than 160 employees...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2013

Kansas wins Gold Shovel for economic development, job creation

Area Development, a leading publication covering site selection and facility planning, announced its 2013 Gold and Silver Shovel Awards today, naming Kansas a Gold Shovel recipient. The award recognizes a significant number of high-value-added new jobs an...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2013

PQ Corporation announces $120 million expansion at Kansas City site

The Kansas Department of Commerce and PQ Corporation, a leading producer of inorganic specialty performance chemicals and special custom catalysts, have announced that the company will invest $120 million to expand its manufacturing footprint at its Kansa...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2013

Starwood announces new Customer Contact Center in Wichita

The Kansas Department of Commerce, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition announced today that Starwood will open a new Customer Contact Center in Wichita in late 2013. The new center’s associat...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2013

Hostess announces plans to create more than 300 jobs in Emporia

Hostess Brands LLC, a new company and employer under new ownership, today announced plans to reopen and expand its bakery in Emporia. The company will initially add 250 jobs in Emporia and plans to create a total of more than 300 jobs in the community wit...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2013

Crown Equipment opens branch in Lenexa

Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has announced the opening of a company-owned branch in Lenexa. At its new 70,000-square-foot facility, Crown plans to create 60 new jobs over the next five years.

“Many of our cus...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2013

New Metal Panel manufacturing plant opens in Kansas City, Kan.

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that Metal Panels Inc. (MPI), a manufacturer of metal panels and accessories for the metal roofing and metal building industry, will open a 35,000 square-foot manufacturing center in Kansas City, Kan. MPI ...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2013

Overland Park is home to Staples Promotional Products

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that Staples will keep its main office for Staples Promotional Products in Overland Park. The company plans to add up to several dozen jobs at the office over the next five years.

“I’m excited that Stap...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2013

Corner Stone Kansas City to open in Overland Park

Corner Stone Kansas City has announced that it will open its headquarters in Overland Park. An insurance agency specializing in serving construction, manufacturing, agricultural and energy clients, Corner Stone plans to create 44 new jobs in Kansas over t...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2013

Kansas finishes first in region for economic development projects

The state of Kansas has been ranked first in its region for economic development projects in Site Selection magazine’s 2012 rankings. Site Selection, which has compiled annual economic development rankings since 1978, listed Kansas 13th among all states f...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2013

Assured Vehicle Protection moving to Kansas

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that Assured Vehicle Protection Inc., which organizes and manages dealer-owned reinsurance companies, will relocate to Overland Park. At its new facility, the company plans to add 13 new full-time jobs.
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Posted on: February 15, 2013

Animal health company to expand operations to Kansas

The Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas Bioscience Authority and Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation announced today that Midwest Veterinary Services will expand its operations and build the Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center (VB...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2013

D.H. Pace to locate headquarters and local operations in Olathe

The D.H. Pace Company Inc. will locate its corporate headquarters and other operations in Olathe, Kan. The residential and commercial door company plans to bring over 280 jobs to the state over the next five years as a result of the move.

“We are excit...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2013

eLuminate Health opens in Leawood

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that eLuminate Health, a startup healthcare marketplace, is opening its headquarters in Leawood. Located at 11111 Nall Avenue, the company will create 201 jobs in Kansas over the next five years and antici...Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Telamon to open facility in Kansas City

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that Telamon Corp. will open an office in Kansas City, Kan. Telamon, which specializes in solutions for telecommunications, business transactions, energy, assembly and logistics for medical material, will ...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2013

GTM Sportswear unveils new facility in Manhattan

The Kansas Department of Commerce and GTM Sportswear have announced that the company will open a new, state-of-the-art UltraFuse Sublimation Center at the GTM Sportswear Campus in Manhattan, the first of its kind in the Midwest.

“While competitors are ...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2013

GM invests $600 million in Fairfax plant

The Kansas Department of Commerce and General Motors today announced a $600-million investment by the company in the Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant in Kansas City, Kan. The investment includes construction of a new 450,000 square-foot paint shop, ins...Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2013

Excel Linen Supply and Telemark to move to Kansas

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that Excel Linen Supply, a provider of linen products and services to the hospitality industry, and Telemark Inc., which delivers management services to Excel Linen, are moving to Kansas City, Kan. Togethe...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2013

Peninsula Polymers announces office relocation

The Kansas Department of Commerce and Peninsula Polymers, a specialty chemical distribution company, announced the expansion and relocation of the firm’s corporate headquarters to 3401 College Blvd., Leawood. At the new facility, Peninsula Polymers plans ...Read on...

Posted on: January 10, 2013

E.C. Manufacturing opening facility in Shawnee

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that E.C. Manufacturing, an advanced manufacturing startup, will open its operations in Shawnee.

“It’s always exciting to see new businesses open their doors, and it’s even more exciting when they choos...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2013

ElDorado National moves new operations to Kansas

ElDorado National Kansas Inc. has purchased the bus operations of a California company and will move the assets to its Salina facility, the Kansas Department of Commerce and Salina Area Chamber of Commerce announced. The move will create 36 new manufactur...Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2012

Health Outcomes Sciences Moves to Overland Park

The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council announced today that Health Outcomes Sciences (HOS) will relocate to Overland Park. A healthcare IT firm, Health Outcomes Sciences will locate its offices in the Southcreek Office Park where it is pro...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2012

Shamrock Trading Corp. announces purchase of 'Shamrock Towers' in Overland Park

Shamrock Trading Corp. announces the purchase of the Glenwood Place office buildings in a transaction that closed earlier this week. Soon to be named the “Shamrock Towers,” the two buildings totaling 270,000 square feet will undergo extensive renovations ...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2012

IModules Software, Inc. expanding their headquarters in Kansas

IModules Software, Inc. will build a new 19,000 sq. ft. headquarters and expand its business presence in Leawood, Kan. IModules is a software company aimed at helping higher education institutions, non-profits or organizations and associates engage alumn...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2012

Epiq Systems breaks ground on expansion to KCK headquarters

Epiq Systems of Kansas City, Kan., has initiated construction on a 20,000-square-foot expansion to its 45,000- square-foot corporate headquarters office at 501 Kansas Ave., the Kansas Department of Commerce announced today. The estimated completion of the...Read on...

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Posted on: October 17, 2012

Software company LockPath expands operations

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council announce today the expansion of LockPath, an Overland Park software company that provides governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) applications. LockPath expects to...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2012

Distribution firm Hantover moves to Overland Park

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that Hantover Inc., a distributor to the food processing and general manufacturing industries, will bring 81 jobs to Overland Park and add 39 jobs over the next five years. The company’s wholly-owned subsi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2012

Kansas named top 10 ‘Pro-Business State’ by Pollina Corporate

Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc. announced that Kansas has been named a top 10 “Pro-Business State” for 2012. The annual ranking is compiled by Pollina, a global real estate brokerage and consulting firm, and the American Economic Development Institute....Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2012

NetApp to nearly double Wichita employment

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) announced today that NetApp, a leading provider of innovative storage and data management solutions will significantly expand its Wichita facility.

The co...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2012

Metal Panels Inc. builds Kansas manufacturing facility, retains jobs

Metal Panels Inc., a Tulsa, Okla., based manufacturer of metal panels and trim for metal roofing, buildings and post frame construction has announced it will construct a 34,450 square foot manufacturing facility at Kaw Drive and Ruby Avenue in the West Hi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2012

International Paper subsidiary Xpedx relocates to Edwardsville

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that Xpedx will relocate to Edwardsville and bring 180 employees to a new facility. The Edwardsville City Council voted yesterday to approve an application for industrial revenue bonds paving the way for X...Read on...

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Posted on: August 13, 2012

NIC Inc. will grow its workforce in Olathe

Olathe-based employer, NIC Inc., anticipates expanding its business and growing its local workforce by more than 23 jobs in 2013 with more job growth forecasted in the next five years, in line with the healthy growth trends it has experienced over the pas...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2012

Commercial real estate firm RED Development moves to Overland Park

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that RED Development has moved to Overland Park. A full-service commercial real estate firm, RED Development will bring 18 jobs to Overland Park over the next five years. The company will locate at 7500 Co...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2012

Alexander Open Systems will expand Overland Park headquarters

Alexander Open Systems (AOS) today announced an expansion of its corporate headquarters in Overland Park. AOS is a leading technology consultant in the Midwest.

Located in Southcreek Office Park, AOS will move into a larger 32,000-square- foot space wi...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2012

GE Capital Bank to begin operations in Merriam

GE Capital Bank, Member FDIC, is creating a call center in Merriam in northeast Johnson County. The call center will lease 25,000 square feet in a building occupied by a separate GE Capital business, GE Capital Retail Bank, which has been in Merriam since...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2012

Intellectual property litigation firm Erise IP relocates to Overland Park

Intellectual property litigation firm Erise IP announced today that it has moved its practice to Overland Park, creating 15 full-time, new positions. The firm will make a significant capital investment and lease 7,000 square feet at 6201 College Blvd.

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Posted on: July 13, 2012

Gov. Brownback, Commerce Secretary George conduct trade mission in Germany

Hamburg, Germany – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George conducted a three day, three city tour of Germany to promote business development and investment in Kansas. While in Germany, Brownback met with representatives from sev...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2012

Wholesale tire distributor chooses Lawrence for newest location

Wholesale tire distributor K&M Tire Inc. is coming to Kansas. The company purchased an 81,640-square-foot warehouse at 3801 Greenway Circle in Lawrence and plans to open for business in early August.

K&M Tire will deliver passenger, light truc...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2012

Reinke Manufacturing to expand facility in Belleville

Reinke Manufacturing Company Inc. announced today that it will expand its manufacturing facility in Belleville, Kan., more than doubling its workforce over the next 18 months.

The expanded facility will be around 20,000 square feet and will make many o...Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2012

Gov. Brownback leads Kansas delegation to Farnborough Air Show

Farnborough, England – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback attended the Farnborough International Air Show in Farnborough, England, on Monday and Tuesday to highlight the improved business climate in Kansas, as well as the numerous initiatives to train aerospace wo...Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2012

Mortgage loan company ServiceLink expands presence in Kansas

Mortgage loan processing company ServiceLink is set to expand operations to Overland Park and will bring 130 jobs with it and make a $2.85 million capital investment.

The company, based in Coraopolis, Pa., near Pittsburgh, will lease 30,000-square-feet...Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2012

Data Locker expanding operations in Overland Park

Data Locker Inc. announced today that it will add 29 new jobs in Overland Park over the next five years. Data Locker, an international data security provider, is expanding at its current location in Lighton Tower at 7500 College Blvd.

Founded in 2007,...Read on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2012

Kansas awarded Silver Shovel for economic development, job creation efforts

Area Development, the leading publication covering site selection and facility planning, announced the winners of its 2012 Gold and Silver Shovel Awards, with Kansas winning a Silver Shovel. The award recognizes a significant number of high-value-added ne...Read on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2012

State officials celebrate McCarty Family Farms, Dannon partnership

McCarty Family Farms in Rexford, Kan., and the Dannon Co. announced on June 12 a new and unique collaboration between the companies. Milk from the McCarty Family Farms’ dairy cows will be used to make Dannon yogurts at Dannon’s Fort Worth, Texas, plant. I...Read on...

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Posted on: June 11, 2012

Airbus marks 10 years of growth in Wichita

Ten years ago, Airbus appeared on the Wichita aviation scene with the opening of its first U.S. engineering center in a beautiful location in the city’s Old Town section. A decade later, Airbus’ operation in Wichita has grown by more than 600 percent, an...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 2012

Valent Aerostructures officially opens state-of-the-art Fredonia facility

Valent Aerostructures, which manufactures and supplies complex structural components and major sub-assemblies for leading airframe manufacturers throughout various aviation industries, officially opened its 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building wi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 2012

Kansas among top 10 easiest states for starting a small business

Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, has released new data showing that small business owners ranked Kansas among the top 10 easiest states nationwide for starting a small business. Thumbtack.com, a website that links freelancers an...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2012

Gov. Brownback signs pro-growth tax legislation

Joined by small business owners, state legislators, the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, the Governor’s Cabinet and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed one of the largest tax relief measures in Kansas history into law at the Sta...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2012

Rubbermaid celebrates its renewed investment in Winfield, Kan.

Federal, state and local officials were on hand today to celebrate the coming groundbreaking on Newell Rubbermaid’s $26.6 million investment and expansion to its Winfield facility.

“Today we are celebrating our investment in new jobs and new production...Read on...

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Posted on: April 27, 2012

Bombardier Learjet celebrates ground breaking ceremony for Wichita site expansion

Representatives from four levels of government joined Bombardier Learjet executives and other stakeholders, today, to highlight the official ground breaking ceremony marking the expansion of Wichita’s Learjet site.

“This is an exciting day for the fu...Read on...

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Posted on: April 27, 2012

Software company CivicPlus to expand operations in Manhattan

The Kansas Department of Commerce, Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and the city of Manhattan announced today that software company CivicPlus will expand its operations and build a new facility in the downtown area. Ten-year plans call for more than 250...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2012

RedStone Logistics to start operations in Overland Park

RedStone Logistics, a third-party logistics provider specializing in logistics management services to small- and medium-sized businesses nationwide, will bring more than 100 jobs to Overland Park in the next three years and invest more than $1 million in ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 16, 2012

New dairy and cheese plant to break ground in Hugoton, Kan.

Kansas Dairy Ingredients today announced its plans to build a dairy ingredient and cheese plant in Hugoton, Kan. The company will start construction on the facility next month and begin phase I operation at the middle of the fourth quarter in 2012. The f...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2012

Cargill to open regional office in Overland Park

Four Cargill agricultural businesses spread out in the Kansas City metro area will share a common address starting in May when the company opens a regional office in Overland Park.

A total of 65 employees will be based in the office at 5200 Metcalf Ave...Read on...

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Posted on: April 9, 2012

Redwood Technology Solutions expands in Overland Park

Redwood Technology Solutions will expand operations to 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Overland Park, where the company plans to add nearly 40 employees over the next five years. The company is a leading technology solutions provider of network management...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2012

Teva relocates and expands to Overland Park

Teva announced on April 7 that it would relocate its headquarters and operations to Overland Park. The subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will invest $71 million overall to build a new 154,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Nall Avenue an...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2012

Governor, Commerce Secretary congratulate Spirit AeroSystems on new facility in Chanute, Kan.

A new a 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility owned by Spirit AeroSystems Inc. formally opened today in Chanute. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Commerce Secretary Pat George joined company leaders, workers and other special guests at a ribbon cuttin...Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2012

All American Pet Company selects Shawnee for operational HQ

All American Pet Company Inc. announced on April 2 its new operational headquarters, manufacturing and warehouse facility in Shawnee. The animal health and wellness company plans to add more than 80 new employees over the next five years.

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Posted on: March 28, 2012

Brancato Event Service and its affiliates moving to KCK

Brancato Event Service announced today that it will move operations to Kansas City, Kan., and add 193 jobs. The company’s two affiliates – Brancato’s Catering Co. and All Seasons Party Rental – are included in the expansion and new job creation. Brancato ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 14, 2012

Mobile Application Development Company Selects Overland Park for its Headquarters

Automotive Technology Services Inc., an automotive mobile application development company, announced today that it has selected Overland Park for its headquarters, creating 26 high-paying executive jobs.

“The Kansas City area offered Automotive Technol...Read on...

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Posted on: March 5, 2012

Kansas using wind to grow state’s economy

Kansas is using one of its greatest natural assets – the wind – to grow the state’s economy and create jobs. The state is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation for wind turbines under construction, with several internationally based companies leading the w...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2012

Zell-Metall USA expands operations to Lenexa

Zell-Metall USA announced today that it will expand operations to Lenexa, building a plastic extrusion manufacturing facility and eventually creating 15 new jobs in the community.

The company will build a 10,000-square-foot building at 10902 Strang Lin...Read on...

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Posted on: February 29, 2012

Universal Forest Products expands to Salina

Universal Forest Products announced today that it would expand to Salina, leasing 15,000 square feet of space at the city’s airport.

"We are pleased to have Universal Forest Products as a new business," said Dr. Randy Hassler, airport author...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2012

Exide Technologies expands operations in Salina

Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored electrical energy solutions, will add 100 to 130 additional jobs at its Salina battery assembly and electrical charging facility and invest millions of dollars in expanding capacity. The growth is expected to...Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2012

Kuckelman, Torline, Kirkland & Lewis establish law firm in Overland Park

Michael Kuckelman, Stephen Torline, James Kirkland and Kathryn Lewis have formed a new civil litigation firm in Overland Park. The firm, which formed in January, has leased office space at 10740 Nall Ave. and will create 14 new jobs.

“We are very pleas...Read on...

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Posted on: February 21, 2012

Suture Express adding distribution space in Lenexa, office space in Overland Park

Rapidly growing medical distribution company Suture Express announced today that it will be expanding its operations to Lenexa and Overland Park.

The company, current based at 11691 West 85th Street in Lenexa, will be moving its distribution operations...Read on...

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Posted on: February 20, 2012

Netsmart Technologies picks Overland Park for headquarters

Netsmart Technologies will establish its permanent headquarters in Overland Park after an extensive site search. Netsmart, a health care IT company, has plans to grow its employee count from the current 40 to 120 by the time it moves into its new headquar...Read on...

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Posted on: February 15, 2012

YRC Freight to relocate 120 positions to Kansas

YRC Freight announced today that by the end of the year it will relocate 120 positions to its headquarters in Overland Park. The move will consolidate operations within its YRC Freight division from a number of facilities outside of Kansas.

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Zumiez Inc. relocating e-commerce operations from Washington state to Edwardsville

Zumiez Inc., a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, announced today that the company will move its e-commerce fulfillment operations from its headquarters in Everett, Wash., to Edwardsville. The...Read on...

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Posted on: February 8, 2012

McLane Foodservice to buy current facility in Shawnee

McLane Foodservice announced recently that it will buy and renovate its Shawnee facility, keeping 186 jobs in the community and adding 25 new positions in the future.

The company will invest more than $17.5 million to purchase and renovate a 244,000-sq...Read on...

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Posted on: January 26, 2012

CoSentry selects Lenexa for new $32 million data center

Technology service provider CoSentry will build a new $31.6 million data center in Lenexa, creating more than 60 jobs. CoSentry is a one source provider of data center, cloud computing and managed technical services.

“CoSentry performed an extensive m...Read on...

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Posted on: January 13, 2012

IMMI to open new operation in Burrton, Kan.

IMMI, an industry leader in the design, testing and manufacturing of advanced safety systems for commercial vehicles, today announced its plans to begin manufacturing school bus components at its newest location in Burrton. Located at 302 East Dean Road, ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 13, 2012

Southwest Airlines is coming to Kansas

Southwest Airlines has committed to serve Wichita according to local and state leaders who met with the airline late last week.

“We are pleased to announce that Southwest Airlines has agreed to serve Mid-Continent Airport,” stated Wichita Mayor Carl Br...Read on...

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Posted on: January 12, 2012

Bombardier Learjet announces expansion of the Learjet Wichita site and workforce

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Steve Ridolfi, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, today announced the details of the further expansion of Bombardier’s Learjet site in Wichita.

The growth of the site includes the expansion of the Bombardier Flight...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2012

Gov. Brownback statement on Boeing decision

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued the following statement regarding the Boeing Co.'s decision to phase out its presence in the state:

“No one worked harder for the success of the Boeing Company than Team Kansas -- whose membership included the outstandi...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2011

Bioscience firm Prathista Industries Limited to open operation in Manhattan

The Kansas Department of Commerce, along with the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, Kansas State University, the city of Manhattan, and the Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization, announced that an international fertilizer and animal he...Read on...

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Posted on: December 22, 2011

API Foils headquarters plans move to Lawrence

API Foils announced today that its Americas headquarters will relocate from New Jersey to Lawrence. The move, which will be complete by June 2012, reinforces API’s presence in Lawrence with the creation of 17 new jobs.

API is a leading manufacturer of...Read on...

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Posted on: December 22, 2011

Rubbermaid set to expand facility with major investment in Winfield

State and local officials welcomed news today that Newell Rubbermaid will expand its presence in Winfield by relocating 200 jobs from a facility in Texas to the south central Kansas community. Rubbermaid also will invest $26.6 million to expand its operat...Read on...

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Posted on: December 21, 2011

OptumRx announces job growth for Overland Park facility

OptumRx has announced an expansion of operations at its Overland Park customer and mail service facility, which translates to more 600 new jobs for the area. OptumRx, formerly known as Prescription Solutions, is a leading pharmacy benefits management (PBM...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2011

Associated Wholesale Grocers relocates headquarters to KCK

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) will construct a new office complex in Kansas City, Kan., as part of its plan for major expansion.

The 35,000-square-foot facility will be the new home for AWG’s corporate headquarters and 92 employees that will rel...Read on...

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Posted on: December 9, 2011

MGP Ingredients announces Atchison expansion, new jobs

In a joint statement, executives with MGP Ingredients Inc. (MGPI) and Atchison city officials announce the expansion of plant operations to add 25 new jobs at its Atchison location over the
next five years. The median wage of the new jobs will be $60,00...Read on...

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Posted on: November 21, 2011

Economic development coalition works to secure Bombardier Learjet expansion and hundreds of new jobs

The economic development coalition of private business, Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, City of Wichita and Sedgwick County that forms the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) is working to secure a total $52.7 million expansion of Bo...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2011

Siemens opens U.S. wind power distribution center in Wichita

As Siemens Energy’s wind power business continues its focus on regionalization and providing increased efficiency to its customers, the company today announced it has opened a new wind power distribution facility in Wichita. The 73,000-square-foot warehou...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2011

Mariner Holdings to expand presence in Leawood

Mariner Holdings announced today that it will expand its operations in Leawood, adding additional space at its current location at 4200 W. 115th St., while leasing almost 16,000 square feet of new space in the city at 1130 Tomahawk Parkway. In addition, t...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2011

Archer Foundation selects site for headquarters, business incubator

The Archer Foundation announced today the permanent location for its headquarters in Leawood’s Park Place development. In partnership with Clockwork Architecture + Design and Spaces Inc., the Archer Foundation and its affiliate Archer Capital will develop...Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2011

Kansas one of seven states selected to develop strategies to grow advanced manufacturing industries

The National Governors Association (NGA) announced today that Kansas is one of seven states selected to participate in the organization’s Policy Academy on developing strategies to expand advanced manufacturing industries.

The initiative is called “Mak...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2011

BP Wind Energy will build wind farm in south central Kansas

BP Wind Energy announced today that it plans to build the 419 megawatt Flat Ridge 2 wind farm in Barber, Harper, Kingman and Sumner counties. The company also announced that it has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement totaling 314 megawatts f...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2011

Valent Aerostructures announces expansion in Fredonia

Valent Aerostructures announced today that it will expand its operations in Fredonia, Kan. The company, which currently employs 55 associates will break ground immediately on a new 50,000-square-foot building scheduled to be completed by March 2012. Valen...Read on...

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Posted on: September 27, 2011

Spirit AeroSystems will establish manufacturing facility in Chanute

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. today announced it will establish a manufacturing facility in Chanute to support sub-assembly work on underwing aircraft components as part of a multi-phased project. Establishment of the Chanute site will help address capacity nee...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2011

Johnson Controls to relocate work and add jobs in Wichita

The UPG division of Johnson Controls announced its plans to relocate work from its Norman, Okla., plant to its facilities in Wichita. The move would involve moving three existing assembly lines that produce packaged residential air conditioning and heatin...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2011

Jack Stack Barbecue to move corporate headquarters to Overland Park

In an effort to nearly double its space and centralize corporate and technical operations closer to its four Kansas City-area restaurants, Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue is moving its corporate headquarters from Martin City, Mo., to Overland Park, Kan., i...Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2011

New wind energy supplier opens for business in Kansas

Wurth Service Supply announced it has opened a logistics and distribution center in Wichita, joining a growing number of companies in the wind energy sector that have selected sites in the Sunflower State for new facilities. Wurth joins Siemens Energy, AH...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2011

AMC Theatres chooses new home office location

AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, announced today the location of its new company headquarters, which will remain in the Kansas City metro area at the Park Place development in Leawood.

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Posted on: August 30, 2011

Argenta selects KC Animal Health Corridor to grow its global animal health business

Argenta, a global provider of drug development services and contract product manufacturing for the animal health industry, announced today it will locate a new lab facility and office in the KC Animal Health Corridor.

“The KC Animal Health Corridor lo...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2011

Midland Loan Services to expand in Overland Park

PNC Bank’s regional headquarters for Midland Loan Services announced today that it plans to expand in Overland Park. Midland, a PNC Real Estate business and division of PNC Bank, National Association, plans to add more than 140 jobs during the next five y...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2011

Governor applauds state, local groups for work in bringing Caterpillar expansion to Wamego

Gov. Sam Brownback said today he was pleased with the efforts of two state agencies, as well as local and county officials, in working together to successfully bring an expansion of the Caterpillar facility in Wamego. The company announced Thursday it wil...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2011

Kansas named as top 10 pro-business state

A nationally-recognized real estate company has named Kansas to its “Top 10 Pro-Business States” list. Pollina Corporate released its 2011 list today, ranking Kansas sixth.

“Our administration is committed to making Kansas the top place in the country ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2011

UpWind Solutions gets new parts and tooling center in Lenexa

UpWind Solutions Inc., a Medford, Ore., based wind asset management services firm, announced today that it will open a parts and tooling center in Lenexa. Following a comprehensive evaluation of several locations, the Kansas City region was chosen because...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2011

Wind energy manufacturer selects Kansas for new facility

Colorado-based New Millennium Wind Energy has chosen the Kansas Logistics Park in Newton for its first manufacturing facility, state and local officials announced today.

In a special visit to Newton, Gov. Sam Brownback said New Millennium’s new facilit...Read on...

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