The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation have announced the formation of a regional economic development alliance to be called the Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership.
The partnership is being funded entirely through private dollars raised in both Manhattan and Pottawatomie County. Matt Crocker, chair of the MACC board said regional leaders have been asking for a combined organization to market the area ever since the federal government announced in 2008 that NBAF ( National Bio and Agro defense Facility currently under construction ) would be built in Manhattan.
“This is a new beginning for the Greater Manhattan area’s economic future, ” Crocker said. “The best way to achieve a successful national brand is to pool our resources as a region.
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