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Manhattan

Kansas State University provided 46.8 acres on the northern part of campus for NBAF. Property for industry and commerce is available adjacent to NBAF in the Partnership Research Park and across the street from NBAF in the Partnership Office Park.

Nestled in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills, Manhattan is a thriving center for trade, education, government, health care, and entertainment. The Manhattan area is home to Kansas State University and features a respected army post, fine arts, the beauty of nature, exciting sports teams, and a wide range of other qualifications and attractions. Manhattan has an abundance of infrastructure to accommodate new business development or expansion. Reasonably priced land, utilities, transportation and the advantage of a centralized location make Manhattan an attractive possibility for growth and development potential to your business. Learn more about opportunities in Manhattan.

Clay Center

Clay Center's state-of-the-art reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment facility has a current capacity of three million gallons per day, expandable up to 4.5 million gallons, from abundant water resources with protected senior water rights. When primary sources are interrupted they have the ability to produce 28.5 Mw of base load electric power locally, which keeps down-time to a minimum. Fiber optic infrastructure and related technologies provide Gigabit internet services, advanced voice communications, cyber-security protection, highly secure and quickly recoverable data storage, as well as other services. All of this is less than 40 low-traffic miles from NBAF and the Animal Health Corridor. Learn more about opportunities in Clay Center.

Marysville

Marshall County is just 40 minutes north of Manhattan with farm land now open for developing, an active center for custom manufacturing, a wealth of ag and ranching businesses, and an opportunity to transload on the Union Pacific Railroad. Marysville, the county seat of Marshall County, was voted one of the top five best small towns to live in by Kansas! magazine. With historic buildings and a cobblestone street, downtown Marysville is a one-of-a-kind business area. The town is well-known for its rare black squirrels and promotes them with fiberglass versions placed throughout the city. Offering an advanced hospital, quality public schools, a new aquatic center, active arts communities and access to the Blue River Rail Trail, the quality of life in Marshall County is a great draw. Learn more about opportunities in Marshall County, or for more information, contact Ellen Barber, director of economic development, at 785-207-7598.

Olathe

K-State Olathe supports a range of academic, research and outreach activities focused on expanding the educational and economic growth opportunities for the region. Professionals in the metro area come to campus to collaborate with industry, earn a degree or graduate certificate, advance their careers and become a key asset in their organization. K-State Olathe also houses collaborations between researchers and companies, both public and private, so that the technology being developed is what industry demands to solve real-world challenges. Contact K-State Olathe to connect with Olathe community officials about partnership space.

Salina

Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina provides a small campus atmosphere with a professional learning environment built on theory, research and industry application in the classroom. The campus is also home to an elite aviation program, including a nationally ranked Unmanned Aircraft Systems degree track, and is located adjacent to a 12,000-foot runway and enclosed flight pavilion.

Salina has a competitive mix of greenfield, development ready sites and existing buildings of various sizes and configurations situated in attractive locations throughout the county. Located at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Interstate 135, Salina is a regional hub for transportation, health care, retail, aviation and manufacturing while maintaining a small town feel with a large city's amenities. The community has 1,200 acres of industrial sites available in North Salina, the South Industrial District, and the Airport Industrial Center. Sites range in size from 1- to 240-acres, and are available for aviation, manufacturing, and distribution and warehouse businesses. Complete economic and statistical data, as well as site and building information are available on demand. Learn more about opportunities in Saline County.