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NEW KANSAS HEALTH RANKINGS PUT GOVE COUNTY FIRST, WYANDOTTE COUNTY LAST AMONG 105 COUNTIES
By Associated Press
4:02 AM CDT, June 3, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A new study of Kansans' health puts Gove County first and Wyandotte last among the state's 105 counties.

The rankings are the first by the Kansas Health Institute, which looked at more than two dozen indicators. They ranged from seat belt use and binge drinking to social and economic factors such as poverty.

Rounding out the top five after Gove County in northwest Kansas were Sheridan, Johnson, Greeley and Logan counties.

In addition to Wyandotte County, the bottom five included Woodson, Geary, Labette and Montgomery counties.

The Kansas Health Institute says it expects to have periodic updates on the Kansas County Health Rankings.


KANSAS NAMED A TOP 10 STATE FOR BUSINESS BY THREE LEADING PUBLICATIONS
August 11, 2009 - DiscoverNorton.com
Pollina, Business Facilities, CNBC rank Kansas among nation's best

The hits keep coming for Kansas, which was recently named a Top 10 state for business by three major business publications.

The good ink began in June, when Kansas was named a Top 10 pro-business state by Pollina Corporate Real Estate, one of the nation's premier corporate relocation firms. The annual Pollina report analyzes 33 location factors controlled by state governments, including taxation, economic incentive programs, economic development efforts and infrastructure.

Next up was Business Facilities magazine, which in mid-July named Kansas the No. 9 state for biotechnology industry development.

And just last week, Kansas grabbed the No. 7 spot in CNBC's annual America's Top States for Business report. The report examines 40 measures of competitiveness, which are then grouped into 10 broad categories. Of those 10 categories, Kansas ranked among the Top 10 in four -- workforce, transportation, economy and cost of living -- en route to its No. 7 overall rank

"There are states that didn't have a Top 10 finish in any of these publications," said Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary David D. Kerr. "To finish in the Top 10 in all three is really an outstanding achievement, and it confirms what we've known all along -- that Kansas is one of the best places in the country for business."


 
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