Back to the Cutting Edge
Friday, September 13, 2019
Our effort to restore the Department of Commerce involves building capacity and reestablishing successful programs and tools that helped the state facilitate growth and spark investment in key industries for our future. This means getting back to the cutting edge of areas where we were previously invested and leading.
During the 1980’s, Kansas began to take a deep, strategic look at our economy to identify potential growth areas and envision ways for the state to play a role in stimulating and advancing key economic activity in the state. The state established an office for economic development—which later became the Department of Commerce—and commissioned a strategic plan to assess our strengths and lay out recommendations for how to capitalize on our opportunities.