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Missouri bill targets border war with Kansas in KC metro - The Kansas City Star
It’s an economic border war that’s raged for years in the Kansas City metro. And to its critics, it’s long past time for a truce.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  missouri  Kansas  midwest  plains-states  plains  economic-development  site-selection 
january 2019 by areadevelopment
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Kansas and Mississippi Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations Less than 3 Million - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
area-development-features  Matt  Kansas  plains-states  mississippi  south  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  jobs 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
2017 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Kansas and Nevada Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations Less than 3 Million - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
area-development-features  Matt  shovel-awards  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  manufacturing  Nevada  mountain-states  Kansas  plains  plains-states 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs, Part I: AR, AZ, CT, IA, ID, IN, KS, ND, SD, VT, WI - workforce, education top concerns - SSTI
SSTI again presents its latest round of Tech Talkin’ Govs, where governors’ comments about TBED issues are excerpted from their state of the state and inaugural addresses. Today’s roundup includes STEM spending and workforce development in Idaho, education in Arizona, manufacturing in Connecticut and a nod to technological change in North Dakota, inaugural addresses from new governors in Vermont and Indiana, and more reports from governors who gave their addresses on the 10th. Next week the Digest will continue with Part II of Tech Talkin’ Govs featuring news from the next round of addresses.
technology-based-economic-development  government-policy  regional-reports  arizona  arkansas  iowa  indiana  Kansas  north-dakota  south-dakota  vermont  wisconsin  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Are America's Small Towns Really Struggling? - The Atlantic
Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows and contributing writer Deborah Fallows travelled to Pennsylvania, California, and Kansas to understand what transformations were happening in various industries. “These perceived weaknesses are actually our strength,” says one young resident of Erie, Pennsylvania.
rural-economic-development  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  Pennsylvania  california  Kansas  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Orizon Aerostructures Acquires Chanute, Kansas, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
A company that manufactures and supplies complex structural components and major sub-assemblies for leading airframe manufacturers in the commercial aerospace, military and defense and general aviation industries, Orizon Aerostructures acquired the Spirit AeroSystems facility in Chanute, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Aerospace  Kansas  plains  manufacturing 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Fintech Startups Are Flocking to a 124-Year-Old Bank in Kansas - Fortune
Few people have probably ever heard of Weir, Kansas: population 661, the place where the flyswatter was invented in 1906, and these days, a major hub for financial technology innovation.
financial-industry  high-tech  Kansas  Google  fintech  startup  capital-access  Around-the-web  this-week-363 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Triumph Group Relocates Operations Center To Edgerton, Kansas - Area Development
Triumph Group, Inc., a company that designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems, is relocating its operations from Grandview, Missouri, to a new purpose-built facility in Edgerton, Kansas. The move is to accommodate the company’s growth.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  plains-states  Aerospace 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Amazom.com Plans Additional Distribution Center In Kansas City, Kansas - Area Development
Amazon.com will locate a second distribution facility in Kansas City, Kansas. The company will add an 855,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center that will ultimately employ more than 1,000 associates.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  kansas-city  plains  plains-states  amazon  e-commmerce  ecommerce  distribution-facility  distribution  jobs  fulfillment-center  logistics 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Idaho, Kansas and Mississippi Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations Less than 3 Million - Area Development
Idaho has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country — about 3.8 percent in April 2016 — due in part to a well-diversified economy and a booming construction market.
shovel-awards  Idaho  mountain-states  Kansas  plains  plains-states  mississippi  south  economic-development  jobs  site-selection 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
DH Pace Expands Headquarters-Operations Center in Olathe, Kansas - Area Development
The DH Pace Company, a nationally known door sales and service organization, is investing approximately $3 million to expand its corporate headquarters and plant facility in Olathe, Kansas. The company plans to add 150 associates.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  plains-states  headquarters  operations-center  jobs 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
The Fight for Jobs Intensifies Between Kansas and Missouri - GOVERNING
In major metropolitan areas, using tax incentives to lure businesses from one part of the region to another can sometimes seem like a big family fight. In the Washington, D.C., area, for instance, several jurisdictions are vying to become the new headquarters of the FBI, which is currently located in the district.
this-week-353  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  Kansas  missouri  Washington-DC  mid-atlantic  midwest  plains  virginia  south-atlantic  maryland  kansas-city 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Episode 699: Why Did The Job Cross The Road? - NPR
States across the country are at war right now. A war over jobs. They are competing with each other to get companies to move within their borders. Politicians love to call this "job creation."
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  job-poaching  kansas-city  missouri  Kansas  midwest  plains  economic-development  site-selection 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
DH Pace Company Expands Olathe, Kansas, Operations Center - Area Development
The DH Pace Company, a door sales and service organization, is investing $3 million to expand its corporate headquarters and create space to accommodate an additional 150 employees in Olathe, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  jobs  headquarters  corporate-headquarters 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Amazon Plans 800,000-Square-Foot Fulfillment Hub In Edgerton, Kansas - Area Development
Amazon.com plans to open a state-of-the-art fulfillment center at Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas. This facility will create approximately 1,000 full-time hourly positions, plus many managerial and support roles to support customer fulfillment. In Kansas, Amazon currently operates facilities in Lenexa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  amazon  retail  ecommerce  fulfillment-center  distribution-facility  logistics  supply-chain  Kansas  plains  jobs  lenexa 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
CHS Inc. Fires Up Coker At Its McPherson, Kansas, Refinery - Area Development
CHS Inc., the nation's leading cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, started up its recently completed coker at the company's refinery in McPherson, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  energy  food-industry 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
The Plains States Rank High for Business Friendliness
Already a powerful region for energy production, the Plains States are luring technology firms with their low taxes and other pro-business policies.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  regional-reports  nebraska  south-dakota  north-dakota  Kansas  manufacturing  technology  tech  ecommerce  renewable-energy  side-insider-1-20-16 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
S&S Activewear Locates Shipping-Distribution Hub In Olathe, Kansas - Area Development
S&S Activewear, a national promotional apparel wholesaler, will locate a 473,000 square foot shipping, receiving and distribution center at I-35 Logistics Park in Olathe, Kansas. The company plans to create 200 jobs in the Kansas City region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  plains-states  apparel  jobs  kansas-city  distribution-facility  distribution-centers  textiles-clothing-industries 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Topeka-area manufacturers shrug at Pacific trade agreement, farm groups support - The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka-area manufacturers greeted the possibility of a wide-ranging trade agreement with essentially a shrug, while farming groups hope it could open new markets.
Trans-Pacific-Partnership  free-trade-agreements  u.s.-manufacturing  food-industry  farm-ag  Kansas  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Midwest Manufacturing Eyes Lawrence, Kansas, VenturePark For Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Third largest home improvement store chain in the United States by sales volume, Midwest Manufacturing, a division of Menard, Inc., plans to be the first company to establish its production plant on 90 acres in VenturePark in Lawrence, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  manufacturing  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Sizewise Worldwide Relocates Headquarters-Manufacturing Campus To Lenexa, Kansas - Area Development
Global medical equipment manufacturer Sizewise Worldwide moved its headquarters to Lenexa, Kansas. The company has 238 Sunflower State employees and now has two Kansas locations, with one of its largest manufacturing facilities based in Hays.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  headquarters  medical-device  Kansas  plains  medical-industry 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Joplin MO-KS-OK Region Provides Food Processors With Good Highway Access - Area Development
The seven-county Joplin region provides food processors with efficient access to raw materials — including wheat, corn, and cattle as well as affordable fresh water — and to more than 30 million people within a 350-mile radius.
economic-development  site-selection  food-processing  missouri  midwest  Kansas  plains  oklahoma  southwest  agriculture  area-development-features 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Excel Industries To Open Facility At Logistics Park Kansas City - Area Development
Excel Industries Inc. will open a facility at Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas. The turf care product manufacturer plans to create 200 new jobs at LPKC.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  kansas-city  Kansas  plains  jobs  distribution-centers  distribution-facility  warehouse-facility  manufacturing 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
H.J. Baker Expands Animal Health And Nutrition Division In Emporia, Kansas - Area Development
Global agriculture company, H.J. Baker, is expanding its Animal Health and Nutrition Division with the groundbreaking of a new multi-million dollar encapsulation facility in Emporia, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  agriculture  Kansas  plains 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
USA800 Opens Call Center Facility In Lawrence, Kansas - Area Development
USA800, a multi-channel support call center provider headquartered in the Kansas City Metro Area, is opening a new 20,000-sq.-ft. facility in Lawrence, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  call-centers 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Mars Inc. Invests $100 Million To Expand Its Topeka, Kansas, Production Plant - Area Development
Mars, Incorporated will invest $100 million to expand its chocolate factory in Topeka, Kansas. The company started construction on a state-of-the-art 90,000-square-foot addition to its production facility that is expected add 70 manufacturing jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  food-processing  manufacturing  jobs  topeka  sustainable-development 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Cereal Ingredients Plans $12 Million Expansion At Its Leavenworth, Kansas, Production Hub - Area Development
Cereal Ingredients will invest $12 million expand its manufacturing operations at the Gary Carlson Business Park in Leavenworth, Kansas. The new expansion will add 81,000 square feet of warehousing, maintenance and production space to the company’s complex, along with at least 32 associates to its workforce.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  food-processing  manufacturing  warehousing  Kansas  plains 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Kansas, Mississippi and Utah Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations Less than 3 Million - Area Development
Politicians and businesses in Kansas have faced frustrations as they wait for the economic benefits to kick in of a huge tax-cut plan enacted in 2012 that included repealing the state’s top individual income-tax bracket of 6.45 percent, lowering its bottom two brackets, and exempting from taxation all income earned by pass-through entities.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  shovel-awards  Kansas  plains  mississippi  south  utah  mountain-states  taxes-incentives 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
GBW Railcar Services To Open Operations Center In Overland Park, Kansas - Area Development
GBW Railcar Services, a joint venture of Greenbrier and Watco Companies, will open an office in Overland Park, Kansas. The company, which delivers freight car repair services and monitors certification and maintenance requirements, will add 20 to 30 jobs in the next year.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  jobs  rail 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
CertainTeed Expands Its Manufacturing Plant In Kansas City, Kansas - Area Development
CertainTeed Corporation will expand its manufacturing facility by creating more than 70 new jobs during the next three years in Kansas City, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas-city  kansas  manufacturing  plains  jobs 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Flowers Baking To Complete Lenexa, Kansas, Bakery Renovation This Summer - Area Development
Flowers Baking Co. will begin production this summer at its bakery in Lenexa, Kansas. The bakery was acquired by Flowers Foods in July 2013 and has been undergoing an extensive modernization project at an estimated cost of more than $10 million.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  food-processing  kansas  plains-states 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
GE Aviation Invests $7 Million To Expand Cowley County, Kansas, Aircraft Engine Plant - Area Development
GE Aviation, a global leader in jet engine and aircraft system production, will invest $7 million in machinery and equipment at its Strother Field aircraft engine plant in Cowley County, Kansas. The firm will assemble the new Passport 20 engine, which will power the next-generation large-cabin business jet.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas  plains-states  GE  aerospace  ge-aviation  manufacturing 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Newell Rubbermaid Plans Expansion Of Winfield, Kansas, Operations Center - Area Development
Newell Rubbermaid will expand its manufacturing and distribution facility, adding 320 new jobs and investing $27 million by the end of 2017 in Winfield, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas  plains-states  manufacturing  distribution-facility  jobs 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Dairy Farmers of America Plans to Cross the State Line to New KCK Headquarters - The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star
Dairy Farmers of America announced plans Tuesday to build a $30 million headquarters in Kansas City, Kan., ending 16 years in Missouri and renewing cries of a border war.
site-selection  economic-development  missouri  kansas  midwest  plains  kansas-city  headquarters  this-week-292  around-the-web  taxes-incentives 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Industrial-Automotive Manufacturer, Gates Corporation Expands Its Iola, Kansas, Production Hub - Area Development
Gates Corporation, a global, diversified manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, will expand its Iola, Kansas, manufacturing facility to accommodate a new line of oil and gas hose products. The 82,000 square foot expansion will increase the size of the company’s existing plant, which manufactures hydraulic and other industrial hose products.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  automotive-industry  kansas  plains 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
FABCON Precast Plans Pleasanton, Kansas, Production Campus - Area Development
FABCON Precast, a Minnesota based manufacturer of precast, pre-stressed concrete wall panels, is expanding to Pleasanton, Kansas. The new operation will be housed in a plant previously occupied by IPC Inc., a subsidiary of Cretex Companies.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas  plains  manufacturing 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Black & Veatch To Relocate Its Telecommunications-Special Projects In Overland Park, Kansas - Area Development
Black & Veatch will relocate its Telecommunications and Special Projects professionals in Overland Park, Kansas, to the Overland Park Trade Center following building renovations. The move will consolidate some of the company’s operations into a single complex.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  telecommunications  kansas  plains 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Kubota Tractor Corporation Plans Parts Distribution Hub In Edgerton, Kansas - Area Development
Kubota Tractor Corporation, the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, will open a nearly 450,000-sq.-ft. parts distribution center at Logistics Park Kansas City, a 1,500-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development in Edgerton, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas  plains-states  distribution-centers  distribution-facility  warehouse-facility  kansas-city 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Flexsteel Industries To Open Distribution Center In Edgerton, Kansas - Area Development
Furniture Manufacturer Flexsteel Industries Inc. purchased a 500,000 square-foot distribution facility with plans to create 141 jobs at the facility at Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  kansas  plains-states  distribution-centers  jobs  distribution-facility 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Mervis Railcar Plans $35 Million Railcar Refurbishing Facility In Hutchinson, Kansas - Area Development
Mervis Railcar, a division of Mervis Industries, will establish a $35 million railcar refurbishing facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, with plans to hire 150 associates during the next three years. The establishment of the Hutchinson facility will include the construction of four buildings and more than 20,000 feet of railroad track.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas  plains-states  jobs 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
KMT Waterjet Systems Expands Its Baxter Springs, Kansas, Global Headquarters - Area Development
KMT Waterjet Systems Inc., a 60-year old designer and manufacturer of products used in high pressure pump technology, which was recently purchased by Waterjet Holdings Inc., will invest capital and expand its global headquarters in Baxter Springs, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  headquarters  kansas  plains-states  global-headquarters  manufacturing  marine-industry 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Parnell Expands Animal Healthcare Headquarters In Overland Park, Kansas - Area Development
Parnell, an animal health company, will expand its headquarters and create 32 new jobs in Overland Park, Kansas. The company offers pharmaceutical products and technology solutions to enhance the quality of life and performance of animals.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  headquarters  jobs  kansas  plains-states  medical-industry  biotech 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Alliance Data Systems Plans $17 Million Expansion In Lenexa, Kansas - Area Development
Alliance Data Systems, which provides data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, plans a $17 million expansion project with plans to create 530 new jobs in Lenexa, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas  plains-states  technology  jobs  high-tech 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Tank Connection Expands Southeastern Kansas Facilities - Area Development
Tank Connection, with headquarters in Parsons, Kansas, is expanding its manufacturing facilities in the southeastern part of the state with investments in additional equipment and personnel. The company that engineers, fabricates and installs products for both liquid and dry bulk markets has five facilities in Baxter Springs, Oswego, and Galesburg, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas  plains-states  manufacturing 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Aviation Technical Services Opens Maintenance, Repair Overhaul Facility At Kansas City, Missouri, International Airport - Area Development
Aviation Technical Services opened its newly designed 607,000 square foot aircraft hanger, maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Kansas City, Missouri, International Airport.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas  missouri  midwest  aerospace 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Missouri Seeks Cease-Fire in Kansas City Border War - Good Jobs First
A bill signed this week by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has the potential to solve one aspect of the wasteful jobs border war currently ravaging the Kansas City metropolitan economy: the use of state subsidies to fuel intra-regional business relocations.
economic-development-news  kansas  missouri  kansas-city  regional-reports  this-week-269  around-the-web  government-policy 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Missouri Offers Truce in Kansas Business Battle - LJWorld.com
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Tuesday that he said could offer a truce to Kansas in a costly battle between the two states using lucrative tax breaks to lure businesses in the Kansas City region across the state line.
economic-development  taxes-incentives  missouri  kansas-city  kansas  midwest  plains  matt  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
2014 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Arkansas, Kansas and Mississippi Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations Less than 3 Million - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
economic-development  site-selection  arkansas  south  shovel-awards  manufacturing  kansas  plains-states  mississippi 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Go Configure Invests $9 Million To Relocate to Pittsburg, Kansas - Area Development
Go Configure, a firm focusing on home delivery, assembly and repair services serving more than 1,000 retail locations in 48 states, will invest $9 million to relocate its administrative and call center operations to Pittsburg, Kansas, during 2014.
economic-development  area-development-news  matt  kansas  plains-states  call-centers  site-selection 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Hospira Plans $120 Million Expansion Project At Its McPherson, Kansas, Production Center - Area Development
Hospira Inc., the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, will make $120 million in capital improvements, during the next five years, at its facility in McPherson, Kansas, with plans to create 150 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas  plains-states  jobs  biotech  pharmaceuticals  medical-industry 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Simmons Pet Food Plans Expansion At Its Emporia, Kansas, Processing Center - Area Development
Simmons Pet Food Inc. will expand its Emporia, Kansas, pet food processing complex to include a new canning line operating in the fourth quarter of 2014. The expansion will initially create more than 50 new jobs, with the possibility of reaching more than 80 new positions when the line capacity is filled.
economic-development  area-development-features  site-selection  matt  kansas  plains-states  jobs  food-processing  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Florence Manufacturing Plans $7 million Expansion At Its Manhattan, Kansas, Production Center - Area Development
Florence Manufacturing Company, a division of Gibraltar Industries, will undertake a $7 million capital investment to expand production capabilities at its facility in Manhattan, Kansas, with plans to create more than 100 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  kansas  plains-states  matt  manufacturing  jobs 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
TM Track Machines Opens Parsons, Kansas, Railcar Repair-Tamper Manufacturing Facility - Area Development
TM Track Machines opened a railcar repair shop and tamper manufacturing facility at 901 North 25th Street in Parsons, Kansas, with plans to create 75 jobs during the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  kansas  plains-states  jobs 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Mars Chocolate North America Opens $270 Million Production Center In Topeka, Kansas - Area Development
Mars Chocolate North America opened the doors of a new, state-of-the-art, 500,000-square-foot, $270 million, production facility in Topeka, Kansas. The first new Mars Chocolate North America site built in the last 35 years, by the 103-year-old chocolatier, will help the company meet the demands of consumers for the next 50 years by producing M&M'S and Snickers.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas  plains-states  food-processing  topeka  renewable-energy 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Midwest Cabinet Company Receives Kansas Industrial Retraining Program Grant Funds - Area Development
Midwest Cabinet Company, a Franklin County and Neosho County, Kansas, manufacturing company, received $36,720 in Kansas Industrial Retraining program funds for the implementation of a modern enterprise resource planning system at its local operations.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  kansas  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  plains-states  manufacturing  consumer-goods 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Global Ground Support Extends Lease At Olathe, Kansas, Manufacturing Center - Area Development
Global Ground Support, which produces a wide array of airport equipment, plans to keep its manufacturing operations at its 112,000 square-foot facility at Old 56 Highway and Harrison Street in Olathe, Kansas. The company recently extended its lease, with plans to create 25 additional jobs during the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  kansas  plains  aerospace  matt  area-development-news  plains-states 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Mile Hi Specialty Foods To Open Shawnee, Kansas, Distribution Facility - Area Development
A privately-owned warehouse and food distribution company, Mile Hi Specialty Foods Co. will locate its new 32,000 square foot warehouse and distribution facility at the WestLink Business Center, located at 23100 West 43rd St. in Shawnee, Kansas, with plans to create 29 jobs during the next three year years.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-news  kansas  plains  warehouse-facility  distribution-facility  jobs  food-industry 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
kk-electronic Expands Operations Center In Lenexa, Kansas - Area Development
A company that manufactures wind turbine control and electrical systems for the energy segment, kk-electronic expanded its North American operations, opening an office and distribution center in Lenexa, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  kansas  plains  area-development-news  distribution-centers  energy  operations-center 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Intouch Solutions Relocates To Larger Quarters In Overland Park, Kansas, With Plans To Increase Workforce By 350 - Area Development
Intouch Solutions will relocate to a larger office center at 7045 College Boulevard in Overland Park, Kansas. The firm increased its workforce by 16 percent in 2013 and required new office space to accommodate its continued growth. The new location at the intersection of Metcalf and College Boulevard will provide the company with more than 90,000 square feet of space.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-news  kansas  plains-states  jobs  pharmaceuticals 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: Energy Sector Bringing Jobs and Wealth to Plains States
Winners of numerous accolades, the Plains States are garnering investment across diverse industry sectors and growing their economies.
insider-89  economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-features  plains-states  kansas  south-dakota  north-dakota  nebraska  energy  manufacturing  regional-reports 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Creekstone Farms Expands Its Beef Processing Center In Arkansas City, Kansas - Area Development Online
Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC, one of the largest employers in Cowley County will expand its operations center in Arkansas City, Kansas. The beef processing company, which has been based in Arkansas City for over 10 years, currently employs 720 and anticipates hiring an additional 300 workers during the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  kansas  jobs  food-processing 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
AlixaRx Opens Fulfillment Center In Lenexa, Kansas - Area Development Online
AlixaRx opened its new 11,400-square-foot fulfillment center in Lenexa, Kansas, to serve the needs of senior living centers throughout the state.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  kansas  fulfillment-center  pharmaceuticals 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Crosswind Petfoods Invests $4 Million To Relocate To Topeka, Kansas - Area Development Online
A producer of pet food for both branded and private labels, Crosswind Petfoods, will invest $4 million to move its operations from Parkville, Missouri to Topeka, Kansas, with plans to create 62 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  topeka  kansas  jobs 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Tank Connection Affiliate Group Establishes Galesburg, Kansas, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development Online
A global leader in dry bulk and liquid storage applications, Tank Connection Affiliate Group plans to open a manufacturing facility in Galesburg, Kansas.
manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  kansas 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Statson Pharmaceuticals Establishes New Brand, KC Specialty Therapeutics, In Kansas City, Kansas - Area Development Online
Stason Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is moving its brand division from Irvine, California to Kansas City, Kansas. The firm said it will establish a new entity, KC Specialty Therapeutics, to focus on research and development of new chemical entities for humans.
kansas-city  biotech  research&development  california  economic-development  site-selection  pharmaceuticals  kansas  matt 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
BNSF Opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility In Edgerton, Kansas - Area Development Online
BNSF Railway opened its newly designed Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility in Edgerton, Kansas. LPKC is a more than 1,550-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF’s newest intermodal facility. The business park has 500,000 square feet of speculative distribution building space available for warehouse and distribution centers.
warehousing  bnsf  economic-development  intermodal  site-selection  distribution  kansas  logistics  matt 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
CritiTech Moves Into New North Lawrence, Kansas, Headquarters - Area Development Online
CritiTech, a drug development company, completed its move into a new 10,000 square-foot headquarters in North Lawrence, Kansas. Its new facility, located at 1849 E. 1450 Road, will house all of the company’s operations under one roof, including; administration, management, research and development, drug development services, its analytical laboratories and future API manufacturing.
manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  pharmaceuticals  matt  kansas  headquarters 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2013: The Plains States MSAs - Area Development Online
The Plains States of Kansas, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota point to their business-friendly environment while touting their economic success. The Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN, MSA ranks first among the region’s Leading Locations — and is also second among all mid-size cities. The MSA boasted an unemployment rate of 4.7 when the national average was 8.5 percent!
rankings  metros  leading-locations  economic-development  south-dakota  site-selection  nebraska  kansas  matt  north-dakota 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Mail Print Consolidates Facilities To Its Kansas City, Missouri, Campus - Area Development Online
Mail Print, a full-service printing, marketing and mailing company, will relocate its Kansas City, Kansas and Independence, Missouri, facilities to its expanded campus in Kansas City, Missouri. The firm said its expansion includes a significant investment and plans to create 42 full-time jobs.
jobs  kansas-city  taxes-incentives  printing  economic-development  site-selection  matt  kansas 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Cargill Invests $48 million In Dodge City, Kansas Beef Plant Improvements - Area Development Online
An international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products, Cargill, will invest $48 million in a new automated order distribution system at its Dodge City, Kansas, beef plant. The order distribution system will be housed in a 62,000-square-foot building specifically constructed for that purpose.
food-industry  distribution-centers  economic-development  site-selection  matt  kansas 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Unilever Plans $152.5 Million Expansion At Its Johnson County, Kansas, Campus - Area Development Online
One of the world’s leading suppliers of food, home and personal care products, Unilever, will make a $152.5 million investment at its New Century AirCenter spreads manufacturing facility in Johnson County, Kansas, which includes an expansion as well as purchase of new machinery and equipment. Unilever currently employs more than 150 people in Johnson County and expects to create 100 new jobs as a result of the expansion.
manufacturing  jobs  kansas 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Palmer Manufacturing and Tank Expands Its Garden City, Kansas Location, Plans 50 Percent Increase In Workforce - Area Development Online
Palmer Manufacturing and Tank plans to expand its production center at 2814 West Jones Avenue in Garden City, Kansas. A manufacturer of steel and fiberglass tanks for companies in the oil and gas industry, Palmer anticipates creating more than 100 new jobs during the next two years.
manufacturing  jobs  defense-sector  workforce  economic-development  site-selection  kansas  matt 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Catalyst Artificial Lift Expands Its Allen County, Kansas, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development Online
As part of its expansion plan Catalyst Artificial Lift, a Texas-based manufacturer and wholesaler of oilfield reciprocating rod pumps, purchased of a 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Iola, Kansas. The expansion of Catalyst’s Kansas operations will allow the company to grow from 22 existing positions in Allen County to 120 total employees during the next five years.
manufacturing  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  matt  kansas  oil-industry 
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