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 ne...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 16, 2021
Manhattan, New York, is known as a center for the visual arts around the world. Will Manhattan, Kansas, soon be seen in a similar light?
If businesspeople Bob and Tracey DeBruyn are successful in their quest to build the Museum of Art and Light in Manhatt...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 Manhatta...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&nb...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 ...Read on...
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...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 ...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 ...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-Defe...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 econom...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. &...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...
Posted on: July 29, 2020
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, ...Read on...