Quality of Life

K-State Willie the Wildcat
Located in the picturesque Flint Hills of Kansas, Manhattan has received numerous awards for its quality of life and reputation for being a small town with big city amenities. Collaboration between K-State and the City of Manhattan has fostered a culture of innovation and community that has formed Manhattan into the ideal place to live, work, and play.

About Manhattan, Kansas

The Little Apple®. One look and you can tell we're ripe for growth - yours and ours. We say that because no other location can offer more of what matters to your growing company.

First, there's financial support in the form of investment capital and incentives. When it comes to research, Kansas State University leads the nation in many key areas, to include a constantly renewing pool of top young talent. Your business will also benefit from a regional infrastructure made up of some of the strongest and most diverse companies in the world.

Finally, that strength and diversity carries over to the city and the people of Manhattan, recently ranked 16th in the "2019 100 Best Places to Live in the United States". To coordinate these assets and make them accessible to select business owners and professionals, we've created KBED, Manhattan's Knowledge Based Economic Development partnership. We are committed to doing everything necessary so you'll pick Manhattan to succeed in your area of expertise.