Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced recently that since her administration took office in 2019, Kansas has attracted more than $16 billion in private sector investment. This significant economic development milestone has resulted in more than 57,000 jobs created or retained.
“My administration works every day to grow our economy so that Kansans in communities both large and small can find the kind of jobs they can raise a family on,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “This is just one more milestone that shows we are being recognized around the globe for creating a climate where businesses can thrive.”
Kansas has already generated more than $1.2 billion in private sector investment in 2023. This achievement continues a track record of success: In both 2022 and 2021, Kansas ranked first in the nation in private investment per capita and won the nation’s foremost economic development award, the Governor’s Cup from Site Selection magazine.
“Kansas has been on a record-breaking surge of economic success the past four years, and we have no intention of slowing down,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “The Kelly administration’s strategic approach to economic development is working, and we have only just begun to tap into our great state’s potential.”
The Department of Commerce has recorded 910 economic development successes since January 2019.