New K-State initiative to bring ‘supercharged’ business support in all 105 Kansas counties
Business owners around the state will now have better access to advanced business support, research and expertise, thanks to a Kansas State University initiative to create more than 3,000 jobs and generate $3 billion in investment by 2030.
Officials from the university and Network Kansas —a statewide network of nonprofit, business-building organizations and resources — on Tuesday morning announced a partnership between the two entities that will bring university-level resources, research and professionals to businesses in communities around the state.
K-State is Kansas’ land-grant university, in that its establishment was partially funded nearly 160 years ago with revenue from the sale of federal lands. It became the first university in the U.S. created under the provisions of the Morrill Act, which gave land-grant universities a mission to teach and research practical agriculture, science, military science and engineering not only on their campuses but in their broader states.