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. 

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  • Research

    Expert faculty conduct crucial research in the university's more than 90 research centers, four USAID Feed the Future Labs, 300+ patents granted and $28 million in industry-funded research. State-of-the-art facilities support the multi-disciplined research needs of both established and emerging industries and Kansas State University's commitment...

  • Corporate Experience

    Locating your company at K-State Office Park offers a variety of opportunities that are unattainable for most companies. 

  • Student Talent

    With over 20,000 students currently enrolled at Kansas State University, imagine the possibilities! Access to student talent is a top priority for companies that partner with universities across the U.S. Startups and large international corporations alike are making strides in technology advancement and streamlined recruitment by capturing top-...

  • Partner with NBAF

    From the early stages of construction to the finished operational laboratory, NBAF's arrival brings new possibilities for businesses. Kansas State University and the Manhattan community offer many opportunities for businesses to grow while maintaining proximity to important federal, state and corporate partners. 

  • Quality of Life

    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. Manhattan is the ideal place to live, work, and play.