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Statement on the appointment of CEO George Hansen to secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce

George Hansen

The following statement may be attributed to:

Melissa Roberts – Marketing Director, Enterprise Center in Johnson County

“The Enterprise Center in Johnson County is proud to congratulate CEO George Hansen on his appointment to secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce and urges the Kansas State Senate to undertake a speedy confirmation process.”

“As our Kansas entrepreneurs strive every day to start businesses, create jobs, and build our state’s economic future, they struggle with limited means and resources. High-growth businesses, established and homegrown through entrepreneurial efforts, will be a key to Kansas economic success. George‚Äôs deep, first-hand understanding of the entrepreneurial experience will ensure that these hard-working business owners will have a familiar and friendly ear.”

“Over the past few years, our staff and Board of Directors have been lucky to work closely with George and to witness his business acumen, deep industry expertise, quick wit and common sense. While we will be sad to see our leader, mentor and friend go, we know that our internal loss will accrue to the benefit of the State of Kansas.”

“With a leader like George at the helm, we are confident that our state will continue to move forward economically. The honor of public service is not one to be taken lightly, and we are confident that as George assumes the mantle of this office, he will approach his new job with the same level of efficiency and strategic mindset that we have seen during his years with the ECJC.”

“We wish George the best of luck and unmatched returns on the investment of his time as he continues to support and advocate for entrepreneurs across the State of Kansas.”

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The Enterprise Center in Johnson County is a non-profit organization, supported by funds from Johnson County, the State of Kansas and private donors that helps connect entrepreneurs to the resources they need to grow and scale early-stage businesses. In addition to offering affordable, flexible co-working space, the ECJC also offers advisory services, a mentoring program, educational programs and connections to capital. For more information, visit www.ecjc.com.

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