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ITC Great Plains and Vektek Inc. win top Business Appreciation Month honors

ITC Great Plains and Vektek Inc. win top Business Appreciation Month honors

Team Kansas, the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council and the Kansas Department of Commerce have announced the winners of Kansas’ top awards for business and exporting. ITC Great Plains won the 2015 Governor’s Award of Excellence, while Vektek Inc. was named the 2015 Governor’s Exporter of the Year. The Governor’s Award of Excellence is the highest award given to a business by the... [Read more]

2015 Business Appreciation Month Winners

2015 Business Appreciation Month Winners

24 Regional Business Excellence winners, 52 Merit Award winners honored The Kansas Department of Commerce has named 24 Regional Business Excellence Award winners and 52 Merit Award winners as part of Business Appreciation Month, the Department’s annual celebration of Kansas businesses and their contributions to their communities and the state economy. The 76 businesses were nominated in one of four... [Read more]

Kansas Employment Expected to Grow

Kansas Employment Expected to Grow

By Gloria Tucker / Dodge City Daily Globe  Posted Jan. 8, 2015 Dodge City, Kan. – Kansas employment growth is anticipated to reach 1.8 percent in 2015, according to a recent study by Wichita State University. According to the 2015 Kansas Employment Forecast, nationally, real GDP grew at a rate of 3.9 percent in the third quarter of 2014, following a 4.6 percent growth in the second quarter. Employment... [Read more]

2014 Economic Strength Ranking

2014 Economic Strength Ranking

Policom Corporation has just released a 2014 Economic Strength Ranking for the Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas in the U.S. According to the Policom report, Metropolitan Statistical Areas have at least one urbanized area with a population of at least 50,000, plus adjacent territory (counties) which have a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting.... [Read more]

Downtown Economic Impact

Downtown Economic Impact

Since July 2010, when Dodge City became a Main Street community, we have been keeping track of the flow of businesses, job creation, dollars being invested and volunteer hours that all contribute to the revitalization of our downtown area. Below is the current and up-to-date statistics of what has been accomplished in the downtown over this time frame. Public/Private Reinvestment: $1,731,793 Volunteer... [Read more]