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Network Kansas discusses rapid loan deployments in response to COVID-19
8 Apr 2020
Steve Radley and Erik Pedersen, president and vice president of Network Kansas, discuss rapid deployments of credit in response to the new coronavirus with Kansas City Fed Senior Community Development Advisor Dell Gines.
They share how they leveraged the Network Kansas statewide entrepreneurship ecosystem, and their partner network to provide emergency capital to 340 entrepreneurs across the state in a span of three days. This interview was taped April 6, 2020.
Alcohol for the Greater GoodApr 7 2020
With 36 unique breweries across our state, Kansas is no stranger to beer. In any regular year, we would be taking this time to celebrate the different flavors, styles and varieties of beer created in the sunflower state. However, in light of this year’s new challenges, we want to spotlight...
Renewing the Angel Investor Tax CreditApr 3 2020
It's been a busy Legislative Session so far at the Department of Commerce. In addition to updating the Legislature and providing annual reports on our state’s incentive programs, our agency has some key priorities for legislation that will be taken up in the current Legislative Session. This includes the renewal of the...
The economies of rural America are struggling. As a result, the percentage of startups that are in rural communities fell from 20% in the 1980s to around 12% currently, according to The Kauffman Foundation. But there’s a quiet and enterprising movement gathering steam among rural leaders to encourage local entrepreneurship...