Kansas City, KS, June 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) toured NetStandard Inc. on a recent visit to the Kansas City area. Senator Brownback is touring growing companies in Kansas in an effort to understand how to attract and retain business in Kansas, energy costs and the subsequent impact to Kansans.
Jeff Melcher, CEO for NetStandard, encourages state government to find ways to lower utility costs so the state can attract and retain these companies. Melcher serves on the Wyandotte County Economic Development Council and is interested in attracting new businesses, especially from other states, to the county with the low cost of living. However, higher utility costs could keep them away, and the current cap-and-trade proposals will also have further devastating effects on local economies.
Senator Brownback and Melcher also see healthcare reform, higher education and big government as issues that will affect Kansas business. “We have some of the best higher education institutions in the country. If we want to retain the graduates in the state, then we need to attract and retain the businesses that employ them. This also keeps the tax revenue right here in the state,” says Melcher.
Since 1996, NetStandard has been providing secure, reliable and affordable IT solutions that allows small to mid-sized businesses to focus on their core business instead of their technology. They were a 2009 finalist for "Kansas Governor's Award of Excellence."