Economic Development

Business Community Initiatives

Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership 

The Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership — GMEP — is a division of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation. This regional economic development partnership facilitates the cooperation of many stakeholders— private, public and nonprofit — in the Greater Manhattan, Kansas, area to promote the region’s assets in the U.S. and abroad.

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K-State’s Economic Prosperity Plan

As the country’s first operational land-grant institution, K-State has always focused on advancing economic growth for the state. Extending that history into the future, the university has embarked on a bold new initiative to leverage 150-plus years of practical excellence to create thousands of new jobs and capture billions of dollars in new outside investment for Kansas.

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Region Reimagined

The Region Reimagined Plan is a Tri-County community and economic development planning and implementation effort to build a sustainable path to regional growth and prosperity. Community stakeholders from Geary, Pottawatomie, and Riley counties (located in the Flint Hills of NE Kansas) are working together to implement strategies focused on Economic Diversification, Talent Attraction & Retention, Quality of Place, Built Environment, Innovation & Entrepreneurship.  The Region Reimagined Initiative is focused on working towards common goals, resolving mutual challenges, and taking advantage of aligned opportunities to overcome barriers and leverage resources throughout the region.