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Ab Basu, Executive Director


Rex Martin represents the Rural Jobs Coalition in Topeka, Kansas


This morning, Rex Martin represented the Rural Jobs Coalition in Topeka, Kansas. He testified before the Kansas Senate Commerce Committee in support of HB2168 – the proposed ‘Ad Astra Rural Jobs Act’. The Rural Jobs Coalition urges the Kansas Senate to pass the bill and cites Kansas manufacturing employment at the lowest in a decade and in need of private sector capital infusion. Mr. Martin stated that outside of the Kansas City and related metro areas of the state, there is a critical lack of access to capital by rural small businesses. Rural Jobs legislation could do much to help improve the rural economy in the state.

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