Economic Gateway - Junction City-Geary County Economic Development Commission https://www.jcgced.com Junction City-Geary County Economic Development Commission News Feed Wed, 12 Jun 2024 23:06:53 -0500 en-US Creating Memories at Acorns Resort: A Premier Lakeside Destination in Geary County, Kansas https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/57203/creating-memories-at-acorns-resort-a-premier-lakeside-destination-in-geary-county-kansas https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/57203/creating-memories-at-acorns-resort-a-premier-lakeside-destination-in-geary-county-kansas Fri, 26 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0500 Nestled on the picturesque shores of Milford Lake, Acorns Resort stands as a beacon of adventure and exploration. From its humble beginnings, it has become a top-rated lakeside destination in Geary County. Acorns Resort offers a diverse array of accommodations and activities that cater to families, outdoor enthusiasts, and event... How Data Centers Are Reshaping Rural America https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/56733/how-data-centers-are-reshaping-rural-america https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/56733/how-data-centers-are-reshaping-rural-america Mon, 18 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0500 Pastoral places that used to host horse farms and tractor pulls will soon power the artificial intelligence we use for everything from streaming services to driverless cars.That is because AI requires real infrastructure, and the capital investment needed to build that infrastructure does not come cheap.Newmark, in its 2023 U.S... Our Link to the Past, Our Path to the Future: Revitalizing the C.L. Hoover Opera House https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/56444/our-link-to-the-past-our-path-to-the-future-revitalizing-the-cl-hoover-opera-house https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/56444/our-link-to-the-past-our-path-to-the-future-revitalizing-the-cl-hoover-opera-house Sun, 17 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0500 The C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City, Kansas, has long been a community cornerstone, offering a rich history of live performances, artistic expression, and community pride. Recently, the Opera House underwent a significant renovation to expand its facilities and better serve its community and youth organizations. Spearheaded by the... Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/56732/closing-the-cybersecurity-talent-gap https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/56732/closing-the-cybersecurity-talent-gap Mon, 11 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0500 From the largest multinational corporation to the smallest mom-and-pop shop, organizations must devote more attention and resources to strengthen their cybersecurity readiness. If you think you’ve read this before, you are correct. Warnings about cyber threats have been sounded for decades.In 2024, the corporate stakes for cybersecurity and the challenges... Unlocking Opportunities in Geary County: Barton Community College's New Scale Technician Course https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/56030/unlocking-opportunities-in-geary-county-barton-community-colleges-new-scale-technician-course https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/56030/unlocking-opportunities-in-geary-county-barton-community-colleges-new-scale-technician-course Tue, 05 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0600 Inspired by a crucial need for efficiency and expertise, Barton Community College's new Scale Technician Course hopes to provide Kansas-area workers a unique opportunity for those seeking a fulfilling career in an often overlooked field. Eleven years ago, Barton Community College Workforce Training division joined hands with the Kansas Scales... Top Three Industries See Major Boost https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/56734/top-three-industries-see-major-boost https://www.jcgced.com/junctioncity/news/p/item/56734/top-three-industries-see-major-boost Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0600 A look through the data collected by the Conway Projects Database in 2023 sends a clear signal that the world is under construction. In comparison to the prior year, the top industries only saw one change in the ranks, thanks in part to a multi-billion-dollar project investment boom seen around... 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... 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...