ICYMI: The Kelly Economy Surpasses $9 Billion Invested in Kansas Since Governor Kelly Took Office

KEY QUOTE: “Our track record of fully funding schools, investing in infrastructure, and expanding broadband access has resulted in more businesses choosing to call Kansas home,” Kelly said. “Here’s what this new, $9 billion milestone means for Kansans: More jobs, stronger communities, and greater opportunity.”


More than $9 billion invested in Kansas in just over 3 years 


June 28, 2022

  • “More than $9 billion has been invested in the Sunflower State by private sector businesses since January of 2019.”
  • “Gov. Kelly noted that the Kansas Department of Commerce – led by Lieutenant Gov. David Toland – has closed on 658 economic development projects which have created or retained more than 43,500 jobs throughout the state.”
  • “Kelly noted that the announcement follows a string of economic development wins for the state. Earlier in June, she said Kansas won the prestigious Gold Shovel Award for the second year in a row for its excellence in attracting high-value investment projects which create a significant number of new jobs.”
  • “In March, Kelly also said Kansas won the Governor’s Cup as the state with the most economic development investments per capita in the nation. She said in April, Scorpion Biological Service invested $650 million in a new biomanufacturing facility in Manhattan.”
  • “Kelly also said the Scorpion investment will bring 500 high-paying jobs to the area.”
  • “‘Governor Kelly has made economic development a priority for all areas of the state,’ said Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland. ‘So, passing the $9 billion mark is not surprising. Companies large and small recognize Kansas as a winning investment – and the success stories just keep accumulating.’”