Governor Kelly announced that Kansas has attracted over $9 billion in new investments by private sector businesses since the start of Kelly administration

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the statement, the Kansas Department of Commerce has closed on 658 economic development projects that have created or retained more than 43,500 jobs across the state.

Earlier this month, Kansas won the prestigious Gold Shovel Award for the second year in a row for excellence in attracting high-value investment projects that create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.

In March, Kansas won the Governor’s Cup for being the state with the most economic development investment per capita in the country.

In April of this year, Governor Kelly announced her administration’s largest economic development investment to date: Scorpion Biological Services’s$650 million new bio-manufacturing facility in Manhattan which will create 500 high-paying jobs within the next seven years.

 Governor Kelly reportedly said:

“Our track record of fully funding schools, investing in infrastructure, and expanding broadband access has resulted in more businesses choosing to call Kansas home. Here’s what this new, $9 billion milestone means for Kansans: More jobs, stronger communities, and greater opportunity.”