Every year at the regional chambers of commerce retreat — the annual gathering in Overland Park that involves business leaders from Riley, Geary and Pottawatomie counties — a popular theme is working together to move forward.
People talk about regionalism and promoting our area to the rest of the country and how we need to build on our strengths.
It tends to be an interesting weekend full of brainstorming and discourse, but ultimately, it’s just talk.
This week, area leaders who’ve banded together to form the Greater Manhattan Project unveiled an extensive community assessment. It’s the first concrete step in a bigger plan for the three-county region...