Manufacturing is Central to the Kansas Economy

Friday, October 04, 2019

I joined Lt. Governor Rogers and our partners with the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Manufacturing Council to kick off the 2019 Kansas Manufacturing Summit. This important gathering brought together business leaders and industry experts to discuss the future of the manufacturing sector in Kansas.

When I think about the Kansas economy and our overall identity as a state, it’s clear that manufacturing plays a central role. And this is something I’ve known since early on in my life. The picture that often comes to mind for me is from the summer of 1997, between my Sophomore and Junior years at KU, when I cleaned braiders at Gates Rubber Company in Iola.

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