MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- State officials are making their way across Kansas this week, reaching out to residents about changes to the business and tax environment in the past 18 months.
Secretary of Commerce Pat George along with Secretary of Labor Karin Brownlee and Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan met with local officials, citizens and business owners in Manhattan Tuesday morning at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
The Kansas Small Business Empowerment Tour (Sept. 11 and 12) is meant to address the latest changes to the state’s business climate, including:
• Tax reform changes for 2013 enacted by the Kansas Legislature earlier this year.
• The latest on the state’s efforts to recruit businesses to Kansas and create job growth.
• An update on the Rural Opportunity Zones program
“We are appealing to small businesses because 80 percent of all employees work for a small business and we’ve been working to create the most business-friendly environment here in the state of Kansas for existing businesses and other businesses that want to move to Kansas. So we’re just out spreading the word that Kansas is open for business and a great place to locate your business,” KS Secretary of Commerce Pat George told WIBW.
The state officials traveled to Norton, Hayes and Dodge City after their stop in the Little Apple Tuesday.
On Wednesday, they’ll make their way to Hutchinson, Wichita and Independence.