The Smart Investment

With a population of more than 2.9 million, Kansas packs a heavy economic punch. A proactive legislative and regulatory environment and major advantages in costs, taxes, skilled workforce and major transportation assets have combined to make Kansas a haven for investment and innovation.

We are aggressive in our efforts to grow the Kansas economy. Companies select Kansas due to distinct business advantages that translate to increased performance and profits.

The business development team at the Kansas Department of Commerce is available to assist you in your site selection process. We will work with you to create customized incentive proposals based on capital investment, job creation, employee compensation and training. We will also coordinate with Kansas communities to develop proposals that include local incentives such as discounted building and land purchases, property tax reductions, build-to-suit agreements and other financing packages.

Kansas Industry

Businesses of all types and sizes thrive in Kansas

If you would like additional information, please use our “Contact Us” option at the bottom of the page or contact Alicia Janesko Hutchings, Manager, Business Recruitment, directly at (913) 205-8521.

Kansas delivers many advantages to companies looking to locate and expand in the state. From our central location in the heart of America to our highly skilled workforce and our competitive incentive programs, Kansas offers something for everyone.  

Kansas International Trade Summary

Kansas exports totaled $10.4 billion in 2020. Compared with last year’s data, exports decreased by $1.3 billion, representing a 10.8 percent reduction. On the national level, U.S. exports experienced a 12.9 percent decline during the same period. The ongoing global pandemic and the continued global economic slowdown are the major contributing factors.

The combined value of the top ten exported commodities was $8 billion, which dropped by 11.3 percent since 2019. The largest gains were seen in the ethyl alcohol category, oil seeds category, and cereals category, which increased by $96 million, $65 million, and $46 million respectively. On the contrary, the aircraft and parts category decreased by $617 million, and the special classification provisions category shrunk by $207 million. Such category includes repaired goods and charitable donations.

In the five-state region, including Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, the average export value was $8.8 billion, and $1.6 billion less than the Sunflower State.

International Investment

Kansas. Central to Your Success

Centrally located in the heart of America, Kansas offers an ideal location for international companies to access the North American market. Whether your company is planning to expand its U.S. presence or enter the market for the first time, a Kansas location can provide a competitive solution for your business.

$10.4 billion

in exported goods in 2020


Kansas jobs directly supported by majority foreign-owned affiliates.


most livable state in the United States


Cost of living 9% below national average

Come to a state that fosters an educated workforcereliable infrastructure and an affordable cost of living. Kansas gives you all of these and more. A wide variety of industries are thriving in our state, with new success stories every day. Whether by roadway, rail or air, Kansas offers excellent transportation and marketing advantages for your business. 

Because we’re centrally located, and because we’ve focused on building and maintaining an outstanding multimodal infrastructure, it’s easier and less expensive to ship to and from Kansas.

Our Kansas International Investment team is ready to assist in finding the strategic location that will meet your needs. We offer confidential services to introduce you to the Kansas business climate, identify available buildings and sites, and provide key information related to labor and workforce, taxes, incentives and infrastructure.

Kansas Department of Commerce

Supporting economic development in Kansas

As the state’s lead economic development agency, the Kansas Department of Commerce strives to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve prosperity in Kansas. Kansas Commerce accomplishes its mission by developing relationships with corporations, site location consultants and stakeholders in Kansas and nationwide. Our strong partnerships allow us to help create an environment for existing Kansas businesses to grow and foster an innovative competitive landscape for new businesses.

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