Economic Gateway http://www.wkreda.com wKREDA News RSS Feed Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:40:23 -0500 en-US Dodge City/Ford County - Where Business and Pleasure Grow Together http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4935/dodge-cityford-county-where-business-and-pleasure-grow-together http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Dodge City and Ford County is truly a great place to raise a family, and start (or expand) a business.  Dodge City & Ford County give residents that coveted “small-town feel,” while offering large-city amenities like access to events held at the Western State Bank Expo or a fun day... World's Largest Easel to Light Up for Special Olympic Inclusion Revolution http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4128/worlds-largest-easel-to-light-up-for-special-olympic-inclusion-revolution http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Special Olympics announced today that major landmarks, stadia and iconic buildings around the world, including The World’s Largest Easel will turn RED in a global display of unity on July 20 as part of the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration. The act represents the dawn of the Inclusion Revolution—Special Olympics’ mission... Hodgeman County holds Maker Camp http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4124/hodgeman-county-holds-maker-camp http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Fri, 29 Jun 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Twenty-seven students between the 2nd and 6th grade took part in the first-ever Hodgeman County Maker’s Camp last week.  It was a fun learning event that was created to expose kids (and their parents) to 3D Printing, Coding, Podcasting and Entrepreneurship.  “I really hope that we can continue the program... Garden City DFA Facility name 'Sustainable Plant of the Year' http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4125/garden-city-dfa-facility-name-sustainable-plant-of-the-year http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Fri, 29 Jun 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Story originally appeared here. Dairy Farmers of America’s state-of-the-art ingredients plant in Garden City recently received the Sustainable Plant of the Year Award from Food Engineering magazine. The award was presented at Food Engineering’s Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Bonita Springs, Fla., and honors a newly constructed food facility... Pinky's to open in Downtown Garden City http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4126/pinkys-to-open-in-downtown-garden-city http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Fri, 29 Jun 2018 02:00:00 -0500 This story was written by SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Pinky’s Grilled Cheestro is set to open in downtown Garden City this month and owners Jose and Candice Rodriguez couldn’t be more excited to return home. Both grew up here, and have long made it a goal to return. Most recently, the... Scott County is Growing at Just the Right Pace http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4127/scott-county-is-growing-at-just-the-right-pace http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Fri, 29 Jun 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Scott County is small but mighty.  This is an excellent place to raise a family, start a business, or build a career.  A cohesive, action-oriented community, the people of Scott City work together to tackle challenges, make improvements, and ultimately create a better place to live. Growing the Scott City Way While... Wind Energy market continues growing at phenomenal pace in Kansas http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4122/wind-energy-market-continues-growing-at-phenomenal-pace-in-kansas http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Mon, 28 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Kansas continues to move forward as a leader in wind energy. The Kansas Department of Commerce is highlighting three recently signed agreements with energy companies which will increase wind energy output by over 700 megawatts. Great Plains Energy Adds Two New Kansas Wind Facilities Great Plains Energy recently announced plans to increase... New website can help those looking for jobs http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4121/new-website-can-help-those-looking-for-jobs http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Tue, 22 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Governor Jeff Colyer said people looking for jobs can soon find them all in one place and with the click of a mouse. Gov. Colyer said the new Kansas Career Navigator website gives people real-time access to high-demand, high-paying jobs available locally and across the state. "We have over 50,000... Kansas Launches “My (Re)Employment Plan” Workforce Program to Improve Services for Job Seekers http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4120/kansas-launches-my-reemployment-plan-workforce-program-to-improve-services-for-job-seekers http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Tue, 15 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 In an effort to match unemployed job seekers with Kansas employers looking to hire workers, Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., is proud to announce that the State of Kansas has launched “My (Re)Employment Plan,” a program that blends enhanced workforce services with personal responsibility to get Kansans back to work faster. The... Governor Colyer announces communities to be designated as Opportunity Zones http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4119/governor-colyer-announces-communities-to-be-designated-as-opportunity-zones http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Thu, 10 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. and officials from state government agencies have completed a review of Letters of Interest submitted from communities across the state to be considered for designation as Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones are a new economic development tool enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act... New KSapprenticeship.org website connects job seekers with companies offering apprenticeships http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4118/new-ksapprenticeshiporg-website-connects-job-seekers-with-companies-offering-apprenticeships http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Tue, 08 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce, in partnership with KANSASWORKS, has launched a new website aimed at connecting job seekers with Kansas companies offering on-the-job training through the state’s Registered Apprenticeship program. KSapprenticeship.org offers easy-to-follow navigation for both job seekers and businesses, enabling both to better leverage the resources... Innovative Online Tool Guides Kansas Job Seekers http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4117/innovative-online-tool-guides-kansas-job-seekers http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Thu, 03 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 TOPEKA, Kan. – An innovative online tool created and launched by Kansas labor and commerce officials aims to get Kansans to work in the highest paying and most in-demand jobs. From accountants to nurses to aerospace engineers—the Kansas Career Navigator (www.kscareernav.gov) gives Kansans real-time access to the latest high-demand and high-wage occupation... Governor’s Exporter of the Year award to celebrate its 30th anniversary http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news/p/item/4116/governors-exporter-of-the-year-award-to-celebrate-its-30th-anniversary http://www.wkreda.com/about/wkreda-news Tue, 01 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 TOPEKA – Kansas International Trade Day will be held June 5, 2018 in Lawrence, Kansas, at the Lawrence DoubleTree Hotel.  The conference will feature speakers from business and government with sessions designed to help Kansas businesses start exporting or grow existing international sales.  The day-long event will be followed by...