Kansas in top 10 for Site Selection awards

Site Selection magazine, a publication for site location consultants, has named Kansas one of the nation's 10 most competitive states for capital investment and new facility development.

The choice was part of Site Selection's annual Competitiveness Awards, which were unveiled in the magazine's May edition. The awards evaluate states on criteria such as capital investment, new facilities created, existing facilities expanded, jobs created and jobs retained.

Kansas made the Top 10 last year as well.

"Our Top 10 finish in the Competitiveness Awards is just another example of how Kansas is one of the best states in the nation for business," Bill Thornton, secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce, said in a news release. "We're excited to build on this success, and we look forward to another strong run of business development."