Kansas Democrats support creating new Kansas jobs through investment in research and new technologies. By supporting small business and entrepreneurship, we can grow jobs faster in Kansas.
We support expanded access to new markets because every Kansas small business should be able to tap new markets — whether across their city, across their state, or around the world.
Kansas Democrats support targeted funding and support for entrepreneurship, agribusiness and small business growth in underserved communities. Businesses who receive incentives must agree to invest in our communities, treating Kansans as people and not commodities.
Kansas Democrats support and promote “buy local” programs.
Kansas Democrats recognize our economy and thousands of jobs depend on maintaining good quality infrastructure, particularly for our communication and transportation networks. The awarding of infrastructure contracts should first favor Kansas companies that employ Kansas workers.
Business investment will tend to follow communications infrastructure, resulting in job growth and entrepreneurial creativity. Distance learning and telemedicine will continue to be important, especially to rural Kansas communities. Government operations can be made both more cost-effective and more convenient through greater online access.
We realize the critical importance of small businesses as engines of opportunity for women, people of color, tribes, and people in rural Kansas, and will work to nurture entrepreneurship.
Kansas Democrats recognize farming and ranching as important parts of the state economy. We continue to believe new opportunities in fields as diverse as bio-science, agricultural research and energy efficiency hold great promise for our state’s workers. We believe expanded broadband to reach all Kansans is key to supporting these goals.Kansas Democratic Party Platform