The Kansas Department of Commerce houses two commissions – the Kansas Athletic Commission and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission – both of which were created by the Kansas Legislature.

Kansas Athletic Commission

The Kansas Athletic Commission administers regulated sports and wrestling within the state. The Commission strives to provide authorized control and direction for professional boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts and wrestling while encouraging the promotion of such sporting events in the state of Kansas. The Commission continues to facilitate the health and safety of contestants and fair and competitive bouts, in addition to protecting the public. (more

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission merges the former Kansas Film Commission and Kansas Arts Commission into a new designated state arts agency designed to capitalize on the immense potential for the creative sector to drive economic growth in Kansas. (more)