DoDontown Manhattan Kansas

A consensus-based blueprint for Greater Manhattan.

A group of public, private, and non-profit leaders, have come together to launch a comprehensive effort to place Manhattan on a sustainable path to growth and prosperity.

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Greater Manhattan, Kansas, known to many as The Little Apple® is a dynamic, growing community with a progressive attitude and commitment to building a better future for its residents and businesses. Home to world-class assets such as Kansas State University, Fort Riley, and the future National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) a state-of-the-art, biocontainment laboratory for the study of diseases that threaten both America’s animal agricultural industry and public health is set to open in 2022, Greater Manhattan is poised to become an even more competitive destination for jobs and talent.

Even with its impressive assets, Manhattan – like all regions– must continue to evolve and improve to better compete in the changed economic landscape of the New Economy.

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In service to our goal, Manhattan Area leaders have initiated this Community and Economic Development Strategy process to create a consensus-based vision for the next five years and beyond in Greater Manhattan.

The development of the Manhattan Area Community and Economic Development Strategy will provide community leaders with a clear picture of the type of place its stakeholders want it to be in the future. Your input related to Greater Manhattan’s competitive challenges, needs, and opportunities is crucial to the development of this Strategic Plan.

Thank you all who have given your input for this initiative.

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