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Project 17 - Building a Change Platform for Large-Scale Regional Economic Development Engagement

Description:

Since 2011 the Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI), within Kansas State University’s College of Engineering, has been supporting innovation-based economic development initiatives in rural regions and communities of Southeast Kansas. This outreach engagement has resulted in working partnerships with many parts of K-State, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), USDA-Rural Development, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Casey Family Programs (a national child welfare philanthropy), Pittsburg State University, Wichita State University, and multiple other state, regional, and local organizations throughout the state. AMI has engaged students, faculty, and staff in the College of Business, the College of Agriculture, the College of Architecture Planning and Design, College of Human Ecology, College of Arts and Sciences, in addition to the College of Engineering to develop and deploy network-based strategies, tools, and resources to assist Kansas rural communities, businesses, and citizens to improve their lives, communities, and economic competitiveness in the global economy.

Offering:

Ongoing

Contact:

Jeffrey Tucker

E-mail: jwtuck@k-state.edu
Phone: (785) 532-3421

Heather Morgan

E-mail: ksufan@k-state.edu
Phone: (785) 532-3421

Website:

http://www.twsproject17.org/

Program Partners:

Many parts of K-State, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), USDA-Rural Development, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Casey Family Programs (a national child welfare philanthropy), Pittsburg State University, Wichita State University, and multiple other state, regional, and local organizations throughout the state

Impact Area(s):

17 counties that compose the Project 17 region: Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson Counties

Audience:

Small businesses in southeast Kansas