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Kansas, Inc. Charts Ambitious Future for Kansas

February 01, 2002

Kansas, Inc., a nonpartisan public-private organization, recently released the findings and recommendations of its team of economic development consultants and more than 1,100 Kansans as a comprehensive update to Kansas' economic development strategic plan.

Making the Knowledge Economy Work for All Kansans emphasizes commitment to a cooperative environment by both public and private sectors in Kansas. Considered the state's most ambitious look at economic development in nearly 15 years, the report highlights five strategic objectives, including 47 policy recommendations, that address the challenges facing Kansas:

  • The need for sufficient, sustainable enhancement in economic development;
  • The importance of a better-educated, better-trained and adaptable workforce;
  • Implementation of a strong information technology and communications plan that will bring the benefits of cutting-edge technology to all Kansans;
  • Policies to stabilize and rebuild rural Kansas; and,
  • The enhancement of Kansas through the globalization of markets, improved tax policies for business and individual taxpayers, and increased tourism promotion.

Copies of Making the Knowledge Economy Work for All Kansans are limited in supply; a 20-page color brochure, outlining all objectives and policy recommendations, is available by contacting Kansas, Inc.'s Ann Marshall at (785) 296-1460.

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