Economic Gateway - Junction City-Geary County Economic Development Commission http://www.jcgced.com Junction City-Geary County Economic Development Commission News Feed Fri, 01 Mar 2024 15:57:32 -0600 en-US Investing in Early Education: Geary County Unified School District 475’s Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Development https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/55659/investing-in-early-education-geary-county-unified-school-district-475s-innovative-approach-to-early-childhood-development https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/55659/investing-in-early-education-geary-county-unified-school-district-475s-innovative-approach-to-early-childhood-development Fri, 09 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0600 In a significant leap forward for the Geary County Unified School District (USD) 475, plans are underway to expand the existing Early Childhood Center to better cater to the growing demand for early intervention and social-emotional learning opportunities.The Board of Education is taking proactive steps to build a state-of-the-art facility,... STATE OF THE STATES 2024 https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/55559/state-of-the-states-2024 https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/55559/state-of-the-states-2024 Sun, 04 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0600 Among the themes to emerge across the 50 state legislatures and governor’s offices over the past year is how to attract funding from a family of major federal programs toting hundreds of billions of dollars in funds. The various challenges and grants follow closely behind Recovery Act funds for which... Highwind Brewing Company: Brewing Community and Crafting Connections in Junction City’s Historic Downtown https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/55103/highwind-brewing-company-brewing-community-and-crafting-connections-in-junction-citys-historic-downtown https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/55103/highwind-brewing-company-brewing-community-and-crafting-connections-in-junction-citys-historic-downtown Tue, 09 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0600 Highwind Brewing Company, located at the corner of 8th and Washington Streets in Junction City, Kansas’s historic downtown district, is helping revive the area. The location, known as “the old Waters building,” once housed the local hardware store, Waters True Value, and after two decades of vacancy, Highwind is set... Stormont Vail Health's Investment in Geary Community Hospital: A Vital Lifeline for the Junction City, Kansas Community https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/54686/stormont-vail-healths-investment-in-geary-community-hospital-a-vital-lifeline-for-the-junction-city-kansas-community https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/54686/stormont-vail-healths-investment-in-geary-community-hospital-a-vital-lifeline-for-the-junction-city-kansas-community Fri, 08 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0600 In Junction City, Kansas, the acquisition of Geary Community Hospital by Stormont Vail Health has ignited a transformative journey in healthcare accessibility and quality for the entire region. Stormont Vail Health, a renowned nonprofit integrated health system with a legacy of over 130 years, has brought its exceptional expertise and... Career and Technical Education Programs At Junction City High School Increase Skilled Workforce Availability in Junction City, Kansas https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/54218/career-and-technical-education-programs-at-junction-city-high-school-increase-skilled-workforce-availability-in-junction-city-kansas https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/54218/career-and-technical-education-programs-at-junction-city-high-school-increase-skilled-workforce-availability-in-junction-city-kansas Sun, 19 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0600 The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offered by Junction City High School are paving the way for the success of high school students and the community. These programs not only offer a diverse range of career pathways but also provide students with the foundation they need to thrive in... Paradox Coffee & Bistro is Brewing Community Growth in Junction City, Kansas https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53910/paradox-coffee-&-bistro-is-brewing-community-growth-in-junction-city-kansas https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53910/paradox-coffee-&-bistro-is-brewing-community-growth-in-junction-city-kansas Mon, 06 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0600 In the heart of Junction City, Kansas, a coffee shop has emerged as more than just a place to grab your daily dose of caffeine. Paradox Coffee & Bistro, which opened its doors on February 26, 2022, embodies the dream and dedication of two local families—the Naccaratos and the Meltons... Emergency HEAL Grants Available to Stabilize Rural Downtown Buildings https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/55685/emergency-heal-grants-available-to-stabilize-rural-downtown-buildings https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/55685/emergency-heal-grants-available-to-stabilize-rural-downtown-buildings Thu, 01 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0600 TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today $500,000 will be available under the Emergency Response Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (Emergency HEAL) program to bring rural downtown buildings back from likely demolition or collapse and rehabilitate them into productive commercial use.Emergency HEAL was created to provide... The Rise of Mid-Size U.S. Cities: The Industrial Development Boom https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53825/the-rise-of-midsize-us-cities-the-industrial-development-boom https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53825/the-rise-of-midsize-us-cities-the-industrial-development-boom Thu, 02 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0500 Amidst a time of transformation characterized by changing preferences and economic shifts, numerous major urban centers have witnessed a downturn in economic activity in recent years. During this same time period, many of their mid-size counterparts have flourished. While the rise of these mid-size cities has been under way for... Front Line: Satisfying the Semiconductor Industry’s Workforce Needs https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53826/front-line-satisfying-the-semiconductor-industrys-workforce-needs https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53826/front-line-satisfying-the-semiconductor-industrys-workforce-needs Thu, 02 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0500 In July, chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) announced it was postponing the start of production at its new factory in Arizona. The firm says chip manufacturing will no longer start next year, due to a shortage of skilled workers.Read here for the complete article.  2023 Top States for Doing Business Meet the Needs of Site Selectors https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53195/2023-top-states-for-doing-business-meet-the-needs-of-site-selectors https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53195/2023-top-states-for-doing-business-meet-the-needs-of-site-selectors Mon, 09 Oct 2023 00:00:00 -0500 What makes a state a great place to do business? Let us count the ways.There are more than a dozen factors that enterprises find are important to their success — and, in particular, vital considerations as they decide where to locate, relocate or expand. These factors influence various aspects of... Think Outside the Box with Your Workforce Solutions https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53196/think-outside-the-box-with-your-workforce-solutions https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53196/think-outside-the-box-with-your-workforce-solutions Mon, 09 Oct 2023 00:00:00 -0500 Creative” and “Workforce” are not words that have historically gone together. Fast forward to 2023, and they go together like peanut butter and jelly!But why are we having to be creative with the workforce? What does it mean to be creative with your workforce, and how can your creativity set... USDA to Begin Issuing $1.75 Billion to Agricultural Producers Through Critical Emergency Relief Programs https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53197/usda-to-begin-issuing-175-billion-to-agricultural-producers-through-critical-emergency-relief-programs https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53197/usda-to-begin-issuing-175-billion-to-agricultural-producers-through-critical-emergency-relief-programs Wed, 27 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0500 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it will begin issuing more than $1.75 billion in emergency relief payments to eligible farmers and livestock producers. These much-needed payments are helping farming and ranching operations recover following natural disasters in 2020, 2021 and 2022.“USDA provides substantial economic support for... USDA Launches Program to Support Agricultural Employers and Farmworkers, Aiming to Increase Economic and Supply Chain Resilience as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53198/usda-launches-program-to-support-agricultural-employers-and-farmworkers-aiming-to-increase-economic-and-supply-chain-resilience-as-part-of-president-bidens-investing-in-america-agenda https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/53198/usda-launches-program-to-support-agricultural-employers-and-farmworkers-aiming-to-increase-economic-and-supply-chain-resilience-as-part-of-president-bidens-investing-in-america-agenda Fri, 22 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0500  The Biden-Harris Administration today announced that agricultural employers can begin to apply for a pilot program designed to improve the resiliency of the food and agricultural supply chain by addressing workforce challenges farmers and ranchers face. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in coordination with other federal agencies, is announcing...