Regional Partnerships

Regional collaboration extends economic benefits beyond Manhattan's immediate borders. With that as a focal point, Manhattan Chamber's Economic Development has formed regional partnerships for the improvement of economic growth for Geary and Riley counties, the seven-county, north-central Kansas region, Flint Hills region and among many entities with Kansas State University and Fort Riley Army post.

  • Greater Manhattan Project: Strategic initiative to unite community/region behind consensus vision for thriving, sustainable and equitable future for Central Flint Hills region.
  • Knowledge Based Economic Development: Capitalize upon opportunities for growth to attract businesses with unique access to workforce and resources among collection of civic, academic and private entities.
  • Kansas Research Nexus: Partnership with Manhattan, Lawrence and Topeka to showcase combined assets of nine-county region with nearly half-million people, and display benefits to business/industry.
  • KC Animal Health Corridor: Home to more than 300 animal health companies that represent 56 percent of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales (world's largest concentration); anchored by Manhattan and Columbia, Mo.
  • Flint Hills Regional Council: Association of local Kansas governments from Chase, Geary, Lyon, Morris, Riley, Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee counties and respective municipalities to enhance economic viability in Flint Hills.