Employers need a vibrant labor supply. Manhattan has a population of citizens that represent a younger profile with high levels of education and professional skills. Nearly 25,000 students attend Kansas State University. Fort Riley, a primary U.S. Army installation, is home to 16,000 troops and 3,000 civilian workers.
Each year 4,000 K-State grads, nearly 3,000 transitioning Fort Riley military personnel, and hundreds of local technical and community college grads give our employers an enormous amount of attractive workforce options. A recent study showed that 84 percent of K-State grads would stay in the area if they could find a job in their field with competitive pay. Manhattan is also part of the 90-mile Kansas Research Nexus corridor, which includes Topeka and Lawrence, an area which produces 10,000 college graduates annually and creates strong regional talent pool from which your business can draw.