Kansas Department of Commerce

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Kansas Department of Commerce
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Agency overview
Headquarters 1000 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, Kansas
Annual budget $147.7 million[1]
Agency executive



The Kansas Department of Commerce is a department of the government of Kansas under the Governor of Kansas. As the state's lead economic development agency, it is responsible for business recruitment and expansion, as well as workforce development. The head of the Department is the Secretary of Commerce, who is appointed by the Governor, with the approval of the Kansas Senate.


The Department is led by the Secretary of Commerce. Under Governor Sam Brownback, Antonio Soave is currently serving as the Secretary. He was nominated by Brownback in November 2015[2] and was confirmed by the Kansas Senate in January 2016.[3]


Secretary of Commerce

  • Deputy Secretary, Business and Community Development Division
    • Business Recruitment
    • Business and Technical Assistance
    • Business Finance
    • Training Services
    • Creative Arts Industries Commission
  • Deputy Secretary, Workforce Services Division
    • America's Job Link Alliance
    • Employment Services and Local Areas
    • Training Services
    • Workforce Training and Education Services
    • Information Technology
  • Deputy Secretary, Public Affairs Division
    • Public Information Officer
    • Marketing Department
  • Chief Fiscal Officer, Fiscal Division
  • Chief Legal Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Division
    • Human Resources
    • Kansas Athletic Commission
    • Building Services
    • Regulatory Compliance
  • Executive Director, Governor's Council of Economic Advisors


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