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Staff within the Pittsburg Department of Economic Development and Kansas Department of Commerce provides preliminary consulting services to start up, expanding and locating employers. Customized reports, workforce projections, partnering organizations and many other services are available to assist in your decision making process. Please contact the Economic Development office to set a time to discuss your specific goals.

Business & Technology Institute (BTI)
The Business and Technology Institute of Pittsburg State University is a regional outreach center for business planning, financing, training, management consulting, technology consulting, and technology-based research and development.

Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation
For nearly 25 years, the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC) has worked to accelerate technology-based innovation across the state. Their focus is to create an environment for high-potential entrepreneurs and rapid-growth companies within Kansas.  They provide support to researchers, entrepreneurs, and technology companies to be in a competitive position in regional, national and global markets, while generating wealth for the state and retaining Kansas talent.

MAMTC helps Kansas manufacturing companies accelerate performance by helping them become more efficient, competitive and profitable. They can customize programs o help your company stay ahead of competitors.  

Alliance for Technology Commercialization
The Alliance for Technology Commercialization's objective is to create high value jobs and increase prosperity in Pittsburg, southeast Kansas, and the region. ATC targets researchers, entrepreneurs, inventors, and existing businesses that have developed or are developing new technologies.

Kansas Department of Commerce
The Kansas Department of Commerce offers assistance to businesses, individuals and communities with hiring new employees, developing communities, starting a business, or finding employment. 

Kansas Bioscience
Kansas has been ranked #5 in the nation for biotech strength for having one of the largest concentrations of animal health companies in the world. Kansas’ researchers are making breakthroughs in oncology, medical devises, and other areas of human health, and are delivering bio-energy solutions to the nation. To learn more, visit the Kansas Bioscience Authority website.

Kansas Polymer Research Center, Pittsburg State University
Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC) helps companies through technical assistance and research facilities for design, testing, development of prototypes, products and processing methods. The center’s research focus is polymers, plastics and wood.

An employer-driven system places employers in the preferred customer group – meeting employer needs first is essential to meeting the needs of job seekers. Services that address the ever changing needs of business and industry, such as directing funds toward retraining current workers, help increase company productivity and profitability. This promotes increased stability and sustainability within the local economy.  Visit the KansasWORKS website to learn more.