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Hilmar Cheese Company announces plans for new plant in Dodge City

More jobs are on the way with Dodge City with an announcement from the Hilmar Cheese Company.
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Dodge City Business Park now a certified site

Dodge City Site becomes the first to certify under Sunflower Electric Economic Development Certification program.
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USDA Announces $131,619 Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant for 8 Kansas counties

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Acting State Director for Kansas Dan Fischer today announced its' investment to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities.
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Dodge City/Ford County Development Corp first to complete Sunflower's site certification process

The Dodge City Business Park became a certified site, which verifies that the 245-acre business park meets necessary criteria for industrial development.
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2020 marks most successful year for economic development in Kansas

“Over the last two years, we’ve rebuilt the Department of Commerce and reinvested in critical services like education, transportation, broadband, and health care,” said Governor Laura Kelly.
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Gov. Kelly signs four bills to strengthen economy, attract businesses to Kansas

“As our state recovers from COVID-19, we have the opportunity to rebuild a stronger, healthier, more resilient workforce and economy in Kansas,” Gov. Kelly said.
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Broadband company expands its reach to rural areas, thousands could benefit

Small internet companies upgrading service in rural communities.
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90 Essential jobs provided by Nor-Am draws over 200 applicants in Dodge City

New business is coming to Dodge City. Nor-Am Cold Storage is a western-based company that after nearly a decade of discussion, is finally expanding into Dodge City.
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What You Know About Rural America May Be Wrong

Some Rural Kansas counties Are Touting ‘Brain Gain’
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USDA Invests in Rural Broadband in Rural Areas

Rural Kansas continues to see investment in broadband through USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program. USDA will invest $71 Million high-speed broadband in rural Kansas and Oklahoma.
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University/Training Center Provides Hybrid Delivery of Classes to Meet Workforce Need

The Rural Education and Workforce Alliance (REWA) is excited to announce the Grand Opening on August 5th from 4-6pm of the University/Training Center.
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USDA Invests in Rural Broadband in Rural Areas

Rural Kansas continues to see investment in broadband through USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program. USDA will invest $71 Million high-speed broadband in rural Kansas and Oklahoma.
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$53 Million in CARES Act Grants for Kansas Airports

We are thankful to our Kansas congressional delegation for helping Kansas Airports secure $53 Million in CARES Act grants to aid during a time when travel has come to a halt.
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Commercial Operation of Johnson Solar Corner Project Announced

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation and LightsourceBP announced the commercial operation of the Johnson Corner Solar Project in Stanton County, Kansas. The 20 MW solar project began commercial operation on April 7.
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Nor-Am Cold Storage selects Dodge City, Kansas to Construct 148,000-Square Foot Building

Nor-Am Cold Storage selects Dodge City, Kansas for its next investment. Nor-Am plans to invest $35 million into the Dodge City community when it constructs its 148,000-square foot building.
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Applequist Manufacturing Selects Smith Center for Agricultural and Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Facility

Applequist Manufacturing selects Smith Center, Kansas for its new manufacturing facility. Products manufactured will be a range of agricultural and industrial equipment.
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Seaboard Energy Kansas Purchases Idle Ethanol Plant to Produce Renewable Fuels

Seaboard Energy Kansas purchases idle cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, and plans to produce renewable fuels at its newly acquired facility.
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Coldwater, KS Business Offers Australian Culinary Experience

Looking for a cultural culinary experience in southwest Kansas? Ozzie Bakes, located in Coldwater, Kansas is the place to find authentic Australian cooking.
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Young Pharmacists Purchases Pharmacy in Hill City, KS

Pharmacies in rural areas are critical to a rural community’s way of life. That’s why a young pharmacist will be opening Paradise Roots Pharmacy in Hill City, Kansas.
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BarberWind Turbines LLC Selects Concordia, KS for Demonstration Site

Barberwind Turbines, LLC announces a new demonstration project in Concordia, Kansas. The renewable energy company plans to use the site for demonstration of its second-generation mid-sized wind turbine. Components for the new technology will be manufactured by Concordia Technologies, LLC.
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