Why K-State?

Our global economy is one of intense competition and accelerating technical advancements. Companies must develop their competitive edge to stay relevant. Click each section below to see why industry leaders join the Edge Collaboration District at K-State and lease flexible office and lab space adjacent to campus. 

  • Research

    Among K-State's 90+ research centers, four USAID Feed the Future Labs and $28 million in industry-funded research, faculty collaborate to understand and solve the grand challenges of the day. State-of-the-art facilities support the research needs of industry and K-State's commitment as a next-generation land-grant institution. Click for video.

  • Corporate Experience

    Locate your company in the Edge Collaboration District at K-State for a variety of unique opportunities to sharpen your company's competitive edge. 

  • Student Talent

    Imagine the possibilities. Startups and large international corporations streamline their recruitment by capturing top-notch K-State students by locating in the Edge Collaboration District at K-State. Tap into this exceptional talent pool that includes students from the #2 public university in the nation (Learn.org):

  • Partner with the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility

    The National Bio and Agro-defense Facility's arrival brings new possibilities for businesses in what has been called the "Silicon Valley for biodefense." Once operational, it is expected to employ 350 people full-time. NBAF also is expected to bring an additional 40 businesses and laboratories and generate an economic return of $3.5 billion in its...

  • Quality of Life

    Located in the picturesque Flint Hills of Kansas, Manhattan is known for its quality of life and reputation for being a small town with big city amenities. Click to discover why Manhattan is the ideal place to live, work and play.