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January 13, 2017

2016 Yields $116.6 Million in Private Investment and 400 New Full-Time Jobs

TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 13, 2017: Three business expansion projects announced in Topeka-Shawnee County in 2016 equate to a total capital investment of $116.5 million as well as the creation of more than 400 full-time jobs. Futamura USA, SE2 and Reser’s Fine Foods made commitments to invest in facilities, equipment and people. These investments will result […]

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October 27, 2016

Small Business Saturday Urges the Topeka Community to Shop Local

  MEDIA RELEASE – Oct. 27, 2016         Contact: Glenda Washington, 785.231.6000     Small Business Saturday returns on Nov. 26, 2016. Taking place between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this nationally recognized day urges consumers to keep their dollars local and support their small business community by simply shopping at their locally owned businesses within […]

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October 23, 2016

Reser’s Fine Foods to Invest $86.5 Million in Topeka Plant with Estimated Annual Impact of $90 Million

Media Contact: Jared Hitchens, Chamber, 785.234.2644 Reser’s Fine Foods, a leading manufacturer of freshly prepared foods, announced plans at tonight’s Joint Economic Development Organization meeting to break ground on a 300,000 square foot facility in the spring of 2017 for a new prepared salad plant. The company intends to invest $86.5 million and create 180 […]

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October 6, 2016

Community Assessment and Regional Scorecards Information Released

For the Topeka/Shawnee County Holistic Economic Development Strategy website, go to Today the Topeka-Shawnee County Holistic Economic Development Strategy Steering Committee released the Community Assessment and Regional Scorecards results from a community survey and data study of regional peers undertaken with Market Street. Tri-chairs for the steering committee are Mayor Larry Wolgast, Shawnee County Commission […]

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Howey Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer from IEDC

Molly Howey, director of business development, for GO Topeka, recently earned the International Economic Development Council’s designation of certified economic developer, a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. Matt Pivarnik, president and chief executive officer of GO Topeka and the […]

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