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June 2, 2016

2016 Kansas International Trade Day

Source: Kansas Department of Commerce – Official Website Kansas International Trade Day will be held June 22, 2016 in Topeka, Kansas, at Washburn University’s Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. An array of topics will be covered at the event. The agenda for International Trade Day and the speakers that will be present are as follows: • […]

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May 30, 2016

Cargill Protein Headquarters to remain in Kansas

Source: Kansas Department of Commerce – Official Website After collaboration with the State of Kansas and the City of Wichita, Cargill has announced that it will retain the location of its protein business headquarters in Kansas. “We embarked on a mission to identify the optimal location where the people responsible for the success of our […]

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May 10, 2016

Opportunity to work with NBAF, Kansas State University scientists lures New York company to Kansas | Kansas State University | News and Communications Services

Source: Opportunity to work with NBAF, Kansas State University scientists lures New York company to Kansas | Kansas State University | News and Communications Services MANHATTAN — City and university officials have announced that Orion Integrated Biosciences, Larchmont, New York, has opened a new office in Manhattan to work more closely with Kansas State University […]

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September 18, 2012

Project 17 Awarded Rural Business Grant

Today the USDA Rural Development announced that it will fund the economic development project in Southeast Kansas known as Project 17. We are honored to receive this funding and look forward to working regionally towards the common goal of economic prosperity. We are pleased to see federal programs that work to promote and support local […]

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August 1, 2012

Innovation Accelerator Challenge Recipient

Project 17 Wins Challenge Today we learned that Project 17 (A community led project in 17 counties in southeast Kansas) is going to be supported by a USDA and EDA sponsored program. We are really happy to be part of this program and it’s great to see federal programs working together to support local initiatives. Here is […]

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February 16, 2012

Jeff Conklin Explains Wicked Problems

Check out Jeff Conklin explaining “wicked” problems in the video below.

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January 10, 2012

Presenting New Global Assessment Techniques

AMI is hosting the meeting of the Kansas Association of Regional Development Organizations (KARDO) on January 10th. The Innovate Kansas team will have the chance to present the latest work, including some new techniques for a Globalization Assessment for the North Central region and fresh data for North Central and South Central regions.

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January 6, 2012

The Principles of Economic Gardening

Christian Gibbons is the Director of the Business / Industry Affairs Department of the City of Littleton and the co-inventor (along with Littleton City Manager Jim Woods and assistance from the Center for the New West) of Economic Gardening. Mr. Gibbons is also the moderator of econ-dev, a mail list of 400 economic developers, consultants, academics, politicians, […]

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September 22, 2011

Congrats to UMD for Innovation Grant

University of Maryland (UMD) to ‘Map’ Innovation Opportunities The University of Maryland experts in planning and economic development got a $500,000 U.S. Department of Commerce grant to create a new, sophisticated, 3-D analytical tool that ‘maps’ innovation and entrepreneurial networks in the State, and helps spot opportunities for new business collaborations. Their model is very […]

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May 25, 2011

Is Rural Development a Wicked Problem?

We have talking about wicked problems here a lot lately and in our discussions surrounding rural development it always become obvious that rural development is a wicked problem. Here are some initial thoughts of why rural development classifies as wicked problem and some of then characters that rightly classify it as wicked problem. Rural Development […]

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