Kansas ranks fifth for state economic development effort

The state’s economic development organization ranks fifth among states, according to international site consultant Pollina Corporate Real Estate.

The ranking is based on the Kansas Department of Commerce’s marketing of the state to employers, efforts for attracting new business and assisting existing state employers. It also factors in incentive programs, such as job training, tax breaks and publicly funded grants, according to a Pollina news release.

The top states, from first to 10th, were Missouri, Virginia, South Carolina, Nebraska, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi and Utah.