KS Dept. of Commerce Virtual Trainings

Commerce announces upcoming Certified Sites workshops

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced a series of upcoming training sessions for the Kansas Certified Sites program.

These three virtual trainings will provide an opportunity to learn more about the process of getting shovel-ready sites in Kansas certified for development.

“The Certified Sites program is a major game changer in the race to attract new businesses and bring more jobs and more dollars to Kansas,” Lt. Governor/Secretary Toland said. “Spreading the word and helping more site owners get certified will show developers the incredible amount of shovel-ready space Kansas has to offer. Join us and learn how to get your site certified.”

In addition to general information on the program, attendees will be invited to ask questions about their specific applications. A step-by-step guide to complete the certification process also will be provided.

All training sessions will be virtual and take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for each date can be completed at the following links:

The window to register for each session closes five (5) business days before the date of the event.

“This program exists to help site owners get developments started quickly,” Certified Sites Program Manager Jonathan Clayton said. “These training sessions have been designed to make the process as easy as possible. We want to get your site developed now – and we’ve got the tools you need to get it done.”

About the Kansas Department of Commerce

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. Commerce accomplishes its mission by developing relationships with corporations, site location consultants and stakeholders in Kansas, the nation and world. 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. Through Commerce’s project successes, Kansas in 2021 was awarded Area Development Magazine’s prestigious Gold Shovel award and was named Site Selection Magazine’s Best Business Climate in the West North Central region of the United States.

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