At Kansas State University, it's no secret we believe in the power of purple. We, the K-State family, are empowered to make a difference not only on our campus, but also in the world surrounding us.
K-State impacts the Manhattan and surrounding community in a variety of positive ways, not the least of which is economically. Athletics alone generates more than $428 million in annual economic activity for the Manhattan community and state of Kansas, according to a recent study.
K-State's effect on the surrounding community and even the world is undeniable. Take a stroll through Aggieville on gameday to see the packed local restaurants, or consider the jobs created to help manage the university’s multimillion-dollar research projects. In fact, thousands of employees in numerous positions count on K-State to keep their family on stable footing while providing benefits that sustain healthy communities.
It's only natural that the massive, successful K-State imprint would lead industry leaders to consider valuable partnerships with the university. K-State partners with international companies, such as Garmin, and other government agencies, like the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to provide an even greater contribution both locally and globally.
You can’t put a price tag on K-State's value to the community, state and world. As a land-grant university, our first priority will always be service. It's not about winning favor, it’s about serving the community the right way — the #WildcatWay.