EMP Shield Plans $1.9 Million Right to Work Kansas Investment

Right to Work Kansas Economic Update

EMP Shield is investing $1.9 billion in order to add a new location in Right to Work Burlington, Kansas. This new location will serve as a computer chip manufacturing facility. As a result, the company also plans to create 1,200 new jobs. So this is exciting economic news for Coffey County!

From Area Development Magazine:

“Coffey County appears to really hit the sweet spot for everything requested for CHIPS Act funding. […] Everything is falling into place, and the state’s strong support hopefully gets us one step closer to a favorable federal response. There are workforce development programs already in place that will enable high school graduates and those with two-year degrees to train up and get very high-paying jobs. This will allow those who grow up here to stay in Kansas, enjoy our quality of life, and not have to go to San Francisco.” […]

“Bringing economic prosperity to every corner of the state – particularly rural Kansas – has been a priority since my very first day in office. […] We achieve that with this project, creating thousands of high-paying jobs that don’t require a four-year degree and proving that every Kansas community is ripe for investment and growth.” […]

“This high-tech advanced manufacturing project will provide lucrative career opportunities for hard-working Kansans. […] Our economic development strategy is designed to keep nurturing the roots of our young talent so they can remain here in Kansas.”


To read the previous economic update on Right to Work states, click here.