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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Small-Town Living Within a Large Community: The Best of Both Worlds

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“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 stoplig...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Temporary Stay to Permanent Home: Why so many who land here for a short while stay for the long haul

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...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Aggieville Redevelopment Focuses on Walkable Entertainment District

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...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Manhattan Renews ED Tax to 2033

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...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

2020 Manhattan Economic Development Annual Report

CONSENSUS

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 ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Artistic Appeal: New Initiatives Expand Community Art in Manhattan

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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...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Relocating to Manhattan, Kansas? Consider the Advantages of Rural Living

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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 ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

How Your Company Can Partner with the Biosecurity Research Institute

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...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Keeping Manhattan Safe: Experts Discuss NBAF Safety Protocols

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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 ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Kansas State University Improving Global Ag with USAID Feed the Future Innovation Labs

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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...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Contemplating a Move to Manhattan, Kansas? Five Reasons This Local Encourages You to Take the Plunge

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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...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

The Edge Collaboration District at Kansas State University Connects Industry to World-Class Talent

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 ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

NBAF Scientist Training Program Offers Opportunity for Students in Biological Sciences

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-Defe...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

GMEP Co-Founding Member Wins Three International Excellence in Economic Development Awards

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 econom...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

NBAF to Hire More Than 60 Facility, Animal Care Positions in FY2021; Scientist Jobs to Follow

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. &...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Explore Kansas State University Programs for a Career in Biosecurity

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...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Kansas State University Home to Experts in Infectious Disease, Animal Health and Biosecurity

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...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

K-State Disease Researchers Making Strides in the Fight Against COVID-19 and African Swine Fever

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...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Businesses, Organizations Prepare For and Prevent Threats to U.S. Food Supply

“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 ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Explore Kansas State University Programs to Launch a Career in Zoonotic Disease Research

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 ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Why Your Biosecurity Business Should Have a Presence in Manhattan, Kansas

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...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

U.S. CattleTrace: Protecting Our Livestock, Protecting Our Food Supply

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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, ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

USDA National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility: A Game-Changer for Animal Health and Disease Research

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...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

COVID-19 Research, Vaccine Innovations Make GMEP Region a Leader in Pandemic Fight

Kansas State University and faculty in the Biosecurity Research Institute and the College of Veterinary Medicine have conducted important research about how COVID-19 is transmitted and have developed promising vaccine and treatment candidates.

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

K-State

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Ready to innovate for greater profits? Need proximity to world-class researchers and a student talent pipeline? At Kansas State University, you’ll find the resources to help you make your next breakthrough.

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Living Here

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Ballet classes and football games. Wine tastings and soccer tournaments. Hiking adventures and bison watching. Our ranchers and researchers, business owners and college students, experienced executives and young professionals have created something specia...

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