Office of Rural Prosperity Announces Successful 2020 Initiatives in Annual Report

28 Jan 2021


Governor Laura Kelly, Lt. Governor David Toland, and Treasurer Lynn Rogers announced the release of the Office of Rural Prosperity’s (ORP) 2020 Annual Report. The report outlines ORP’s policy priorities and the office’s ongoing projects, including rural infrastructure and broadband, childcare and early education, housing, and community and workforce development.

“The Office of Rural Prosperity has been an important tool to address economic issues facing rural communities, businesses, and Kansans,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “We know that more work must be done to encourage community and economic development across our state, and this report provides a roadmap to continue investing in and supporting rural Kansans.”

“The annual report does a good job outlining how, even in an unprecedented health crisis this past year, the State of Kansas was still able to make progress on areas that heavily impact rural Kansans,” State Treasurer Lynn Rogers said. “This was made possible through Governor Kelly’s leadership, ORP’s direct investments, legislative advocacy on major policy priorities like broadband, and partnerships with stakeholders, experts, and state agencies.”

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