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, Pottawatomie 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.

  • Flint Hills Regional Council: Association of local Kansas governments from Chase, Geary, Lyon, Morris, Riley, Pottawatomie, and Wabaunsee counties and respective municipalities to enhance economic viability in Flint Hills
  • Junction City/Geary County Economic Development Commission: Geary County borders Riley County to the west, and this group is valuable resource for new/existing company and relocation/expansion; multi-sized companies in any sector
  • Knowledge Based Economic Development (KBED): Capitalize upon opportunities for growth —to attract business with unique access to workforce and resources among collection of civic, academic and private entities.
  • Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation: Part of Manhattan Statistical Area, Pottawatomie County has numerous geographical advantages and has seen steady population growth for the last 20-plus years.