Delineate Benefits Derived from Advantage Manhattan Initiative
The economic development programs of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce in the preceding years have been funded and guided by the public and private sector. Recent studies of highly effective economic development programs across America indicate that joint partnerships between public and private sectors are the best model for increased economic growth. The public sector's funding will continue and work with the private sector to leverage increased success.
Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce commits to a program of work with dramatic impacts for the Manhattan area for the next five years. In addition to increased national and regional awareness of the Manhattan area, our key economic development goals for 2017 through 2021 are detailed as follows:
Advantage Manhattan "Power Our Potential" Goals 2017 to 2021
Complete and Implement Community Driven Economic Development Plan
Implement Economic Development business tracking system
Improve workforce by reduction of open jobs
Number of primary jobs to be created: 600 for five-year period
Targeted annual salaries of primary jobs greater than $60,000
Number of secondary jobs created based on primary job creation: 465 for five-year period
Targeted annual salaries of secondary jobs greater than $35,000
New commercial capital investment generated $300 million
Business retention and expansion visits all investors
Please note: 2015 annual average wages (Manhattan MSA) was $39,980 as reported by Kansas Labor Information Center.