Kansas Wins Prestigious Gold Shovel Award for Economic Development Excellence for Second Consecutive Year

6 Jun 2022


TOPEKA – Kansas has won Area Development magazine’s coveted 2022 Gold Shovel Award, marking the second year in a row the state has received this national recognition for excellence in economic development.  

“For the second year in a row, Kansas has been recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in job creation and business investment,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “There’s a reason why: Our track record of fully funding schools, investing in infrastructure, and expanding broadband access has resulted in more businesses choosing to call Kansas home.”

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