Posted on: August 16, 2022
As Scorpion Biological Services Inc. prepares to break ground on a 500,000-square-foot facility near Manhattan, Kansas, in October, efforts are underway to begin staffing the state-of-the-art manufacturing plant.
“Even though constructi...Read on...
Posted on: July 19, 2022
What has long been a City of Manhattan public parking lot south of Kite’s in Aggieville will soon be transformed into an ambitious five-story mixed-use property in the heart of the Aggieville Business District near the Kansas State University ca...Read on...
Posted on: June 28, 2022
Amid unprecedented economic growth in the Greater Manhattan region, curiosity and questions abound. The Think MHK podcast created by the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce offers listeners an in-depth look at topics surrounding past, present and future de...Read on...
Posted on: June 2, 2022
The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a new organization for local executives and business owners — including retirees — who are interested in promoting career development and economic prosperity in the region.
Members of the Establ...Read on...
Posted on: May 10, 2022
MANHATTAN, Kan.— HydroGraph Clean Power Inc. has announced it will open a new commercial scale manufacturing plant in Manhattan, Kansas. The facility will produce graphene — nanomaterial used by a wide range of industries — and hydrogen for alternative-en...Read on...
Posted on: May 3, 2022
Manhattan, Kansas, has been a diligent supporter of economic development projects since enacting an economic development sales tax in the 1990s.
Since then, Manhattan citizens have voted for multiple economic development initiatives and the Manhattan City ...Read on...
Posted on: April 18, 2022
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and a panel of federal, state, local and Kansas State University officials today announced a planned development partnership with Scorpion Biological Services Inc. to support the construction of a new bi...Read on...
Posted on: April 1, 2022
Advanced manufacturing, which leverages cutting-edge technologies and processes to enhance quality and capacity, has proved invaluable in medical, aerospace, pharmaceutical, robotics and electric vehicle industries. That list is expanding, as is the need ...Read on...
Posted on: March 21, 2022
Story by Kristin BrightonPhoto courtesy of HBO
A lot of us around the area are captivated by HBO’s Somebody Somewhere starring Manhattan native and New York comedy diva Bridget Everett. It’s a bit surreal to experience our town as the s...Read on...
Posted on: March 21, 2022
MANHATTAN, KANSAS — In spring 2021, several Manhattan businesses and organizations were startled to be contacted for merchandise and permission to be featured in the then upcoming HBO comedy series Somebody Somewhere, featuring Manhattan native ...Read on...
Posted on: March 21, 2022
MANHATTAN, KANSAS — For more than 15 years, the federal government has been planning and then building a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) and 4 (BSL-4) facility within the continental United States to research foreign animal diseases in livestock and z...Read on...
Posted on: March 16, 2022
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced recently that Kansas has won Site Selection magazine’s 2021 Governor’s Cup. The Governor’s Cup award goes to the state with the most capital investment and the most economic development proje...Read on...
Posted on: February 15, 2022
(Feb. 15, 2022 / Manhattan, Kan.) – Cimarron Trailers, an employee-owned horse and livestock trailer manufacturer, announced today that it has acquired the assets of TravAlum, a local aluminum trailer manufacturer based in Manhattan. The company will conv...Read on...
Posted on: January 25, 2022
The Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation recently opened a 27-acre lot to new development in the Wamego Industrial Park. The site is currently zoned for heavy industrial use.
Now that the road has been extended and water, sewer an...Read on...
Posted on: January 21, 2022
It’s a great time to start a career in the Greater Manhattan region. The area is home to a growing group of young professionals who are passionate about their careers and community, and they’re more connected and engaged than ever than...Read on...
Posted on: December 8, 2021
An organization in the Greater Manhattan region is addressing the disparities in resources that make it difficult for Black-owned businesses to thrive. The group, Black Entrepreneurs of the Flint Hills, was formally founded in 2020 and has experienced tre...Read on...
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Natural Choice Company of St. Marys was recently named the Kansas minority manufacturing business of 2021. Governor Laura Kelly, Lt. Governor David Toland and the state’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development recognized Natural...Read on...
Posted on: November 18, 2021
Manhattan, Kansas is the westernmost point of the region referred to as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, an established innovation sector with the highest concentration of animal health companies in the world, extending east to Columbia, Missouri. ...Read on...
Posted on: November 1, 2021
A Kansas State University software development team that created the nationally used PEARS software program is now launching its own company. The team has opened Canopy, a public benefit limited liability company that will serve clients with community-foc...Read on...
Posted on: October 28, 2021
Kansas State University Innovation Partners is committed to connecting industry and community partners with expertise and talent at the university.
As the K-State hub for corporate engagement, technology commercialization and economic development, Innovati...Read on...
Posted on: October 18, 2021
Innovation in agriculture is key to safely and effectively feeding the world. That innovation happens on many levels — from individual farms embracing new technologies to distributors incorporating next-generation logistics.
The Manhattan-based B...Read on...
Posted on: October 6, 2021
The Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership won a Silver Rank for its Biosecurity Marketing Campaign, a project in the category of Regionalism and Cross-Border Collaboration of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was ...Read on...
Posted on: September 24, 2021
By Kat Braz
This story originally appeared in K-Stater magazine, a quarterly magazine for Alumni Association members. To read other stories like this join the Association by visiting k-state.com/join.
Arriving in Manhattan, Kansas, as a freshman, Nick Chong...Read on...
Posted on: September 22, 2021
Incite MHK has done it again. This group of volunteers coordinated a two-week event to add six new murals to The Little Apple in September, including one that’s 90-feet long on the west side of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s office downtown.
Posted on: September 15, 2021
Manhattan, Kansas, may soon break ground on a new speculative building.
The Manhattan City Commission approved moving forward on a new program to encourage private sector speculative building for new industrial and warehousing space. The program is the ult...Read on...
Posted on: August 27, 2021
Cattle move around the country for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes ranchers will introduce new cattle to their herds to improve the herd’s overall genetics. Sometimes cattle are sent to different facilities — ranches, auction markets, feedyards and even p...Read on...
Posted on: August 19, 2021
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Given all the attention to zoonotic and foreign animal diseases this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it may come as a surprise that the United States doesn’t have a biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory where the most dangerous zoonoti...Read on...
Posted on: August 16, 2021
The Healthy Weight Clinic at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center is the perfect example of how partnerships between animal health companies and the talented veterinarians, researchers and students at K-State have a lasting impact on the fut...Read on...
Posted on: July 19, 2021
We all love a good success story. From one-car garage to technology giant — go-getters who rise to the top are the stuff of modern-day legends. But a great idea and a strong work ethic don’t guarantee success. A supportive community network is one factor ...Read on...
Posted on: July 14, 2021
The State of Kansas is achieving monumental and historic heights.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the State of Kansas set a record for private investment in 2020 with $2.5 billion. However, that was just the beginning. At a recent Manhattan ribbon c...Read on...
Posted on: June 21, 2021
As the federal government completes the construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas, it is prioritizing training for the next generation of scientists to work in the region.
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspec...Read on...
Posted on: June 1, 2021
More than a year after Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s stay-at-home order expired, many businesses in the Greater Manhattan region still have a long way to go to return to pre-pandemic levels of operation. That’s why the Greater Manhattan Economic Partnersh...Read on...
Posted on: May 5, 2021
Regionalism is easy to preach and hard to practice.
The Manhattan, Kansas, area recently saw regionalism at its best with the opening of the new Corteva Agriscience research and development center in Wamego, a city of 5,000 just east of Manhattan.
The Great...Read on...
Posted on: April 27, 2021
Story provided courtesy of Kansas State University
A national cattle identification system that was first developed at Kansas State University has received a big boost of support from one of the country's largest food companies.
Tyson Fresh Meats, ...Read on...
Posted on: April 9, 2021
To address state and national shortages of healthcare workers, Kansas State University is launching a series of new healthcare-related academic programs to help students prepare for medical and public health careers.
These programs will allow K-State to di...Read on...
Posted on: March 30, 2021
A hitch pin is a simple steel rod that connects a tractor to other equipment. With a hitch pin, a farmer can use a tractor to plant, spray, haul — you name it. Without this unassuming device, work would stop. So, how does a hitch pin relate to some of the...Read on...
Posted on: March 24, 2021
There’s one significant difference between Manhattan, Kansas, and other Midwestern college towns with major research universities: Fort Riley. This historic U.S. Army installation had an economic impact in FY 2020 (with multipliers) close to $4 billion.
Posted on: March 16, 2021
Story by Piper Brandt, Kansas State University
Despite challenges, the team at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has worked tirelessly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to offer testing to the Manhattan community and to discover inno...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2021
Manhattan, Kansas, is home to one of the newest co-packing beverage companies in the U.S.
Kansas-based co-packing company Bev-Hub is nearing full operations at their recently purchased Manhattan facility. The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and the City...Read on...
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Story and Photos by Cherlyn White-Conklin
“You live where?”
That’s the response I usually get when I tell people I live just outside Wamego, Kansas. (Pronounced wah-ME-go.)
It’s a small town — population less than 5,000 — with four stoplights and a Main Stre...Read on...
Posted on: February 15, 2021
The Greater Manhattan, Kansas, region draws people from all over the country and the world to live, study and work. Some residents assume their stay will be a short one, that greener pastures will beckon, that hometowns or new opportunities will lure them...Read on...
Posted on: January 12, 2021
Manhattan, Kansas, is revitalizing its oldest business district.
The City of Manhattan broke ground in 2020 on a new $14 million, 450-stall parking garage that kicks off a complete revitalization of the Aggieville Business District, a mid-town, m...Read on...
Posted on: January 12, 2021
Manhattan, Kansas, continues to invest in economic development, maintaining its reputation as a leading community in the Midwest for job creation and community enhancements.
The City of Manhattan first passed an economic development sales tax in 1994 and h...Read on...
Posted on: December 22, 2020
Through the work in recent years by the Greater Manhattan Project, the City of Manhattan, Region Reimagined, and the Knowledge Based Economic Development (KBED) partnership, consensus has emerged relative to building a more dynamic community and ...Read on...
Posted on: December 22, 2020
When potential residents explore a new community, they often focus their attention on the practicalities of life: housing, cost of living, schools, health care, and job opportunities. However, the leaders of the Greater Manhattan region also recognize the...Read on...
Posted on: December 21, 2020
If you’re contemplating a new job opportunity in the Greater Manhattan region, consider how living in a rural Kansas community could be — as one east-coast transplant puts it — “a breath of fresh air” for you and your family.
Whether you’re relocating to t...Read on...
Posted on: December 8, 2020
Established in 2008, the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, houses biosafety level-3 (BSL-3) and biosafety level-3 Agriculture (BSL-3Ag) laboratories. The BRI supports all aspects of work with high-conseq...Read on...
Posted on: December 7, 2020
Since the U.S. Department of Homeland Security named Manhattan, Kansas, the site for the construction of the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in December 2008, those who live in this mid-sized university community have had many questions ...Read on...
Posted on: December 1, 2020
Kansas State University is a hub for research and expertise in agriculture and is dedicated to making strides against hunger worldwide, in an effort to feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 through its Feed the Future Innovation Labs.
The U.S. Ag...Read on...
Posted on: November 17, 2020
Story and Photos by Kristin Brighton
As someone who was born in Manhattan, Kansas, graduated from Manhattan High, and then spent six years as a college student here before finally graduating (twice!) from Kansas State University, after I finished my school...Read on...
Posted on: November 3, 2020
MANHATTAN, KANSAS — If your company does business in agriculture, biosecurity/biodefense, or animal/public health, consider how establishing a location in the Edge Collaboration District at Kansas State University could boost your future bottom line.&...Read on...
Posted on: November 3, 2020
If you’re a student scientist who’s interested in furthering your education so you can work with the worst of the worst (pathogens, that is), USDA and Kansas State University are looking for you.
When the USDA National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) ...Read on...
Posted on: October 28, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC — Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) was recognized with three awards during the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference, October 12-16, 2020.
PCEDC facilitates economic develop...Read on...
Posted on: October 9, 2020
MANHATTAN, Kan. — If you are interested in a career supporting the mission of the USDA National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) nearing completion in Manhattan, Kansas, it’s time to start pulling your resumé together.
NBAF will fill about ...Read on...
Posted on: October 5, 2020
What is biosecurity? This field encompasses all aspects of protecting people, plants and animals from diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites and other organisms.
There are lots of job opportunities and many career paths in the field of bios...Read on...
Posted on: September 28, 2020
MANHATTAN, KANSAS — Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, is the hub for animal health and biosecurity research in the United States. Many researchers at the university specialize in areas such as infections and zoonotic diseases, livestock and pl...Read on...
Posted on: September 15, 2020
Kansas State University researchers at the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD) are making great strides in the fight against two diseases having significant impact on global health and economies: COVID-19 and African Sw...Read on...
Posted on: September 8, 2020
“We’re the group that takes ag and biosecurity research out of the laboratory and makes it actionable. We apply it to the real world.”
National Agricultural Biosecurity Center Director Marty Vanier, DVM, and her team collaborate with entities all over the ...Read on...
Posted on: August 31, 2020
The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused many people to become more aware of infectious diseases and the threat they pose to public health. As people are looking to researchers for answers, career fields in infectious disease research are gaining a lot of ...Read on...
Posted on: August 20, 2020
In 2008, after an extensive national search, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF, would be built in Manhattan, Kansas. This research facility is the only one...Read on...