Area Development magazine has named Kansas a national Gold Shovel Award winner for states with a population of 3 million or less...

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Area Development magazine has named Kansas a national Gold Shovel Award winner for states with a population of 3 million or less. Kudos to the Kansas Department of Commerce and the office of Governor Laura Kelly for this designation.

Our office, through a strong partnership with the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Salina, the Salina Airport Authority,and Saline County Kansas landed the #1 and #6 projects in the state. According to the state's release, the top Kansas projects in 2020 that led to this award were:

1. Schwan's Co., Salina, $600 million, 225 jobs
2. Urban Outfitters Inc., Kansas City, $403 million, 1,734 jobs
3. Pretzels LLC, Lawrence, $88 million, 281 jobs
4. Amazon.com, Kansas City, $75 million, 750 jobs
5. Amazon.com, Park City, $75 million, 700 jobs
6. Kubota North America Corp./Great Plains Manufacturing Inc., Salina, $53 million, 130 jobs
7. Nor-Am Logistics South LLC, Dodge City, $44.8 million, 50 jobs
8. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Lenexa, $40 million, 300 jobs
9. Amazon.com, Shawnee, $30 million, 200 jobs

Read the full article from the Kansas City Business Journal here: https://www.bizjournals.com/kansasc...nqhXk3fqHasZ78vhdyxh3Y36iDE_EBEZyHV8o&s=print

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