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Meet Deputy Secretary of Commerce Patty Clark
29 May 2020
Patty Clark, Deputy Secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce, is a shining example of public service as a noble calling. Patty has been working for the people of Kansas for 23 years, including serving at different times as Ag Marketing Director, Community Development Director and even Deputy Secretary of Commerce once before, under the Sebelius Administration.
Patty retired at the end of May, bringing her incredible career in public service to an end. But, before she went, she took the time to sit down with us and impart a little wisdom to Kansas’ present and future economic developers.
The 2020 U.S. Census Has Been ExtendedMay 1 2020
The collection process for the 2020 U.S. Census was originally scheduled from March 12, 2020, to July 31, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the U.S. Census Bureau has extended the deadline to October 31, 2020. This is good news because it gives our communities more time to encourage residents...
Within 48 hours of Governor Laura Kelly announcing the establishment of the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund, all $5 million allocated for the loan program have been awarded. “The hospitality industry in Kansas was one of the first to be hit financially by the COVID-19 crisis,” Governor Kelly...
Gift card sales a boom for Main StreetApr 16 2020
Salon Ten 0 Seven owner Dereama Allenbaugh doesn’t know who the many people are who bought gift cards earlier this month during an online sales blitz for downtown Hays merchants. Organized and hosted by the Downtown Hays Development Corp., the marketing event generated $43,000 in gift card sales in...