It’s time to brag on Kansas. The state of Kansas has been ranked first in its region for economic development projects in 2013 by Site Selection magazine. Site Selection ranked Kansas first in the seven state West North Central region that also included Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North DaKota and South Dakota.
With 122 new facilities and expansions in 2012, Kansas led all states in its region. Kansas also had the most economic development projects in the region over the three year period from 2010- 1012, with 274 new facilities and expansions during this time.
Part of this good news is that the “twinkie returns to Kansas. Hostess Brands LLC, a new company and employer under new ownership, reopened and will expand its bakery in Emporia, The company will initially add 250 jobs in Emporia and plans a total of more than 300 jobs in the community over the next several years.
Corporations are heading back to Kansas and for that we thank the leadership of Governor Brownback.