Over $6 billion in new enterprise {dollars} invested in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Over $6 billion has been invested in Kansas from new companies.

Governor Laura Kelly says since she took workplace in January of 2019, over $6 billion new enterprise {dollars} have been invested in Kansas and 26,000 new jobs have been created.

“This administration has prioritized rebuilding our state’s financial basis and supporting companies that make Kansas a spot the place households and companies need to be – our continued success is proof these efforts are paying off,” Governor Kelly mentioned. “For the third 12 months in a row, we totally funded our colleges, we’ve expanded entry to broadband to 1000’s of households and companies, and greater than 130 long-overdue street and bridge tasks have been greenlit. These actions, together with the Division of Commerce’s recruitment work, have proven potential firms why Kansas is a premier enterprise vacation spot. As we as soon as once more strategy record-breaking enterprise funding in 2021, my group will harness this momentum to create jobs and help companies that select to find to or broaden in our state.”

In accordance with Gov. Kelly, Tuesday’s announcement comes after the state noticed a 7.3% development in Gross Home Product, obtained the Gold Shovel Award, was acknowledged as a high enterprise local weather within the West North Central area of the U.S. and is one in all three of the highest states to report larger employment in rural communities.

Gov. Kelly mentioned surpassing the $6 billion mark exhibits the velocity of the state’s financial development.

In accordance with the Kansas Governor, the state has helped safe nearly $2.4 billion in new enterprise investments in 2021. In 2020, she mentioned the state had its most profitable financial growth 12 months ever with over $2.5 billion invested by new companies. Nevertheless, she mentioned the state didn’t cross the $2 billion mark till November of 2020.

“Governor Kelly continues to make financial growth historical past in Kansas in a means no Governor ever has,” Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland mentioned. “Success at this degree isn’t an accident. It is a testomony to the level-headed, constant strategy that Governor Kelly has dedicated to in rising and strengthening our economic system. Her imaginative and prescient for financial growth is creating a greater future for all Kansans.”

Along with main enterprise investments, Gov. Kelly mentioned the 426 financial growth tasks completed underneath her administration have created over 26,000 new jobs all through each area of the state.

In accordance with Gov. Kelly, investments made for the reason that starting of her time in workplace embody the next:

  • Schwan’s Firm, Inc. – constructing a brand new 400,000-square-foot growth at its pizza-manufacturing facility in Salina, totaling $600 million in new enterprise {dollars};
  • Hilmar Cheese Firm – constructing a brand new manufacturing facility in Dodge Metropolis, totaling $460 million in new enterprise {dollars};
  • City Outfitters, Inc. – constructing a brand new 880,000-square-foot omnichannel distribution heart in Wyandotte County, totaling greater than $400 million in new enterprise {dollars};
  • Amazon – two new success facilities in Kansas Metropolis and Park Metropolis, totaling $210 million in new enterprise {dollars};
  • Merck Animal Well being – new facility growth/enhancement in DeSoto, totaling $100 million in new enterprise {dollars};
  • Pretzels, LLC – constructing a 146,000-square-foot manufacturing facility within the Lawrence Enterprise Park, totaling $88 million in new enterprise {dollars};
  • Nice Plains Manufacturing (Kubota) – new manufacturing facility in Salina, totaling $43 million in new enterprise {dollars}.

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