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Kansas ranked 5th in U.S. by Site Selection magazine

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, March 3, 2014, at 3:56 p.m.

Site Selection magazine ranked the state of Kansas fifth in the country for the number of economic development projects per capita.

The state had 106 projects in 2013, placing it behind Nebraska, Ohio, Louisiana and Kentucky; and ahead of Iowa, Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Illinois.

Texas had the largest total number of projects, at 657, according to the magazine.

Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George applauded the ranking, in a news release: “It’s great to see that these rankings reflect how competitive our state is for business.”

Of the 106 economic development projects in 2013, 20 were classified as new manufacturing facilities, 24 as manufacturing expansions and the remaining 62 as all other categories, including offices, headquarters, distribution centers, research and development facilities and mixed-use facilities.

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