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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Zoom Executive Credits K-State Experience as Launchpad for Stellar Career

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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...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Manhattan is abuzz about six new murals and its first-ever air guitar competition

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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 ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Manhattan Pursuing Private Developers for Speculative Industrial Building

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...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

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, feedyards and even p...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

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: August 16, 2021

Healthy Weight Clinic Partnership at K-State Contributes to Better Understanding of Pet Nutrition

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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...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Local Ecosystem Supports Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

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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 ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Kansas Is Back in Business: State Sets Record for Private Investment

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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...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Scientist Training Program Advances Research Initiatives, Student Careers

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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...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Manhattan City Commission Approves Museum of Art and Light

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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 Manhatta...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Pottawatomie County to Expand Wamego Industrial Park

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The Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) will soon be going out to bid to extend utilities and build a new road — Shanote Lane — in the current Wamego Industrial Park. These expansions will make the 27 acres owned by PCEDC immediat...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Economic Development staff still supporting local business recovery efforts a year into the pandemic

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...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Collaboration Brings Corteva Agriscience to Greater Manhattan Region

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.

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Tyson Supports Animal Disease ID System Developed at Kansas State University

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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, ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Kansas State University Expands Human Health Programs to Address Healthcare Worker Shortages

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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...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

HitchPin: A Kansas Tech Company That Aims to Change Global Food Production

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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...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Major Army Post Makes Manhattan Unique University City

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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.

“W...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory leads Manhattan’s fight against COVID-19

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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...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Bev-Hub Opens New Facility in Manhattan

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...

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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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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...

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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

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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 you and your family.

Whether you’re relocating to t...

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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 line.&...

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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-Defense Facility (NBAF) ...

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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 economic develop...

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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.  

NBAF will fill about ...

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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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