ICYMI: Governor Laura Kelly, Lt. Governor David Toland Named Two of the ‘Most Powerful Business Leaders in Greater Kansas City’

KEY QUOTE: “It’s hard to imagine a more qualified and experienced group in the Kansas City region than members of the Ingram’s 250.”

Ingram’s Special Edition: 250 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Greater KC 

Ingram’s Kansas City Business Magazine

September 2022


Governor Laura Kelly

“In July, Kansas won the incentives war to secure Panasonic’s construction of a $4 billion battery-production facility in Johnson County.”

“Panasonic was a big get, but Kelly boasts of twice that sum–$8.6 billion–in new business investment during her term, yielding 41,000 jobs created or retained.” [Those numbers are now 14B in new business investment and more than 51,000 jobs created and retained]

“With that sum more than 425 new infrastructure projects are in development, including fixing roads, bridges, and expanding efficient and reliable internet to rural communities.”

“Site Selection Magazine awarded her its Governor’s Cup for record economic growth in 2021, ranking Kansas No.1 nationally for per-capita ED investment.”


Lt. Governor David Toland

“He played an integral role last winter in securing legislative approval for a monster incentive package that ultimately swayed Panasonic Energy to commit to build its $4 billion battery-production plant in Kansas.”

“They don’t come any more Kansan than Toland, whose family runs seven generations deep in the Sunflower State.”

“‘I grew up three doors down from my grandparents. It has a grounding effect, knowing that people came before you were so involved in the community and that those who come after will, we hope, contain the same values.’”– Lt. Governor Toland said.