Posted on: June 11, 2015

International trade conference to be held June 25 in Overland Park

Kansas Global and the Kansas Department of Commerce will host the Kansas International Trade Day conference on June 25 in Overland Park at Johnson County Community College’s Regnier Center. The conference will feature speakers and sessions designed to hel...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

Kansas manufacturing exports experience significant growth in 2014

Kansas exports totaled $12 billion in 2014 and saw significant gains in aviation and other key manufacturing sectors. In 2013, the state’s export total of $12.46 billion was the largest number posted since the Great Recession. While exports declined by 3....Read on...

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Posted on: January 21, 2015

Jan. 30 is deadline to submit Exporter of the Year nominations

Jan. 30 is the final day to submit nominations to the Kansas Department of Commerce for the 2015 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award. The award is presented to a single Kansas business each year for excellence in international trade and marketing. The w...Read on...

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Posted on: February 27, 2014

Kansas exporting grows by more than 6 percent in 2013

Kansas businesses exported more than $12.45 billion worth of goods in 2013, a 6.46 percent increase over 2012, according to data released today by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Exports have grown by more than 25 percent during the last three years, a...Read on...

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Posted on: January 21, 2014

Nomination deadline for Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award extended

The Kansas Department of Commerce has extended the nomination deadline for the 2014 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing. Nominations for the award will n...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

Nominations for 2014 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award still open

The Kansas Department of Commerce continues to accept nominations for the 2014 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing. The winner of the 26th annual install...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2013

Department of Commerce accepting nominations for 2014 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award

The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2014 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing. The winner of the 26th annual installment of...Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2013

Bremen group tours Wichita and meets with aviation companies

A delegation of officials from Bremen, Germany, is visiting Wichita this week to meet with Gov. Sam Brownback, aviation businesses, economic development representatives and state and local officials to discuss growth and collaboration opportunities. The t...Read on...

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Posted on: March 13, 2013

Kansas exports increased to $11.66 billion in 2012

Exporting in Kansas increased slightly to $11.66 billion in 2012, according to data released today by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Exports have grown by more than $1.75 billion since 2010.

“In 2012, Kansas retained the tremendous gains to the sta...Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2013

Commerce still accepting nominations for 2013 Exporter of the Year Award

The Kansas Department of Commerce continues to accept nominations for the 2013 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing.

Nominated companies will be evalua...Read on...

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Posted on: December 5, 2012

Commerce accepting nominations for 2013 Governor’s Exporter of the Year

The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2013 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing.

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Posted on: September 6, 2012

Gov. Brownback to visit Pittsburg firm Pitsco on Sept. 10

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will tour Pitsco Education, which won the Governor’s Exporter of the Year award earlier this summer, on Sept. 10.

Pitsco started in 1971 and exports education products related to science, technology, engineering and math to m...Read on...

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Posted on: August 13, 2012

Department of Commerce creates Kansas Minority and Women Business Directory

The Kansas Department of Commerce has started the Kansas Minority and Women Business Directory as a resource guide for purchasing agents, contractors and others involved in procurement and contracting of goods and services.

“Our intention is to encoura...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 2012

Kansas Department of Commerce to offer free conference on marketing to Mexico

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization (KSU-IC) are sponsoring a free video conference for businesses interested in learning more about marketing and shipping products to Mexico. Mexico is the sec...Read on...

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Posted on: May 30, 2012

Governor’s Exporter of the Year finalists announced

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council have released the names of five finalists for the 2012 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kanas company for outstanding internatio...Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2012

Pittsburg to host international trade networking event

Pittsburg will host an international trade networking event on April 18. This event is open to company owners and economic development officials who are interested in conducting international business. The event will give such participants an opportunity ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2012

Kansas exports increased to $11.57 billion in 2011

Exporting in Kansas reached the second highest level on record in 2011, rising to $11.57 billion, according to data released today by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Exports increased by more than 16 percent from 2010. Since 1999, the state’s export ac...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2012

Seneca to host international trade networking event

Seneca in Nemaha County in northeast Kansas will host an international trade networking event on March 14. This event is open to company owners and economic development officials who are interested in conducting international business. The event will give...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

Kansas recruiting exhibitors for Farnborough Airshow in July

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition will sponsor the “Kansas Pavilion” during the Farnborough International Airshow, which is set for July 9-15 in Farnborough, England. The pavilion will give Kansas avi...Read on...

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Posted on: January 19, 2012

Nominations for 2012 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award due by Jan. 29

The Kansas Department of Commerce is still accepting nominations for the 2012 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing.

The deadline for nominations is Sun...Read on...

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Posted on: December 13, 2011

Applications now being accepted for SBA STEP grants

Companies that wish to apply for more than $500,000 in funding through the State Trade and Export Promotion Grants Program (STEP) may now do so, the Kansas Departments of Commerce and Agriculture announced today.

The funding, which is provided by the U...Read on...

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Posted on: November 29, 2011

Department of Commerce accepting nominations for 2012 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award

The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2012 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing.

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Posted on: September 28, 2011

SBA Awards Kansas Commerce, Agriculture Departments $500,000 Grant for Trade Activities

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture have been awarded a grant of more than $505,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through the State Trade and Export Promotion Grants Program (STEP). This award was announ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2011

Gov. Brownback to visit Shawnee firm Bio-Microbics on Sept. 22

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will tour Bio-Microbics, which won the Governor’s Exporter of the Year award earlier this summer, on Sept. 22.

International markets have been a core part of Bio-Microbics business from its founding. In 1996, before environme...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 2011

NEI ExportNOW Conference focused on increasing exports for Kansas businesses

Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George will participate in the June 2 ExportNOW conference, sponsored by the National Export Initiative (NEI), in Wichita. The conference is a one-day event that will bring together export knowledge, expertise and resources f...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2011

New animal health institute at K-State Olathe campus will greatly expand research in state

Gov. Sam Brownback and Commerce Secretary Pat George praised the opening of the International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute on the Kansas State University Olathe Innovation Campus as a new chapter in the efforts to make Kansas a global center fo...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2011

Governor’s Exporter of the Year finalists announced

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council have released the names of five finalists for the 2011 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kanas company for outstanding internatio...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2011

Kansas exports rise to $9.93 billion in 2010

Kansas exports showed a respectable increase in 2010, rising to $9.93 billion, according to data released today by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Canada, Mexico, Japan, China and the United Kingdom were the top five export markets receiving Kansas pro...Read on...

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Posted on: March 28, 2011

Hong Kong Commissioner to visit Kansas on March 31

Donald Tong, the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, will make his first official visit to Kansas on March 31. Tong will travel to Topeka to meet with Gov. Sam Brownback, Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten, Senate President Steve Morris and ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2011

Kansas Trade Director encourages businesses to explore trade opportunities in China

As global markets continue to grow, smart business strategy includes defining and selecting international business opportunities. Kansas International Trade Director John Watson explains why in the January edition of Kansas City Small Business magazine.
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Posted on: December 2, 2010

Kansas Department of Commerce accepting nominations for 2011 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award

The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2011 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing.

Nominated companies will be evaluated o...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2010

Draka to locate its first U.S. cable assembly venture for wind in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Draka, a global manufacturer of wire and cable, announced plans today to locate its first U.S. cable assembly venture for wind in Hutchinson, Kan., where the company will supply the Siemens nacelle facility there. The announcement makes...Read on...

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Posted on: September 27, 2010

Department to lead mission trip to Russia to market Kansas purebred cattle

The Kansas Department of Commerce will team up with the Colorado and Montana departments of agriculture to lead a mission trip to Russia to market U.S. livestock genetics Oct. 2-12, officials announced today.

The Kansas contingency includes Kansas ra...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2010

Governor Parkinson to visit Osborne Industries on Sept. 24

Governor Mark Parkinson will visit Osborne Industries on Friday, Sept. 24 in Osborne, Kan., to celebrate the company’s 2010 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award.

The Governor’s visit will include a facility tour with Osborne Industries President Ste...Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2010

Governor Parkinson announces Governor’s Award of Excellence, Governor’s Exporter of the Year

HAYS - Governor Mark Parkinson tonight named Landoll Corporation of Marysville the winner of the Governor’s Award of Excellence, while Osborne Industries of Osborne was named the Governor’s Exporter of the Year, at the annual Kansas Cavalry Encampment at ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2010

Governor Parkinson to host Chinese Consul General tomorrow in Topeka

TOPEKA - Governor Mark Parkinson will host the new Consul General of China to Chicago, Yang Guoqiang, tomorrow afternoon in the Capitol to renew business ties between China and Kansas.

The meeting will cover topics related to international trade and ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2010

Jupiter Group to establish wind turbine component production facility in Junction City

Jupiter Group, a Denmark-based producer of wind turbine components, will open a new manufacturing facility in Junction City, creating 120 jobs and $2.4 million in capital investment.

Located at 2618 Mid America Drive, the new facility will comprise two...Read on...

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Posted on: April 2, 2010

Kansas Department of Commerce announces Exporter of the Year finalists

The Kansas Department of Commerce, in conjunction with the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council, has announced the five finalists for the 2010 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas company for outstanding ...Read on...

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