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Paint the Town Red 5K and Movie Showing Rescheduled

The Paint the Town Red 5K Race and showing of The LEGO Movie at the Colonial Fox Theatre, which were cancelled due to rain, have been rescheduled for Friday, September 26.  The 5K race will follow the same route and will begin at 6:00 p.m.  The movie will begin at 8:00 p.m.  Please call the chamber at 620.231.1000 with any questions regarding the rescheduled events.

Community Push for a Technical Education Center

The chamber, area schools, local government, and others have joined efforts to help create the area's first Technical Education Center, aimed at teaching students valuable skills needed to secure well-paying jobs.  At the same time, these newly trained workers will be able to help fill positions that have remained vacant at local manufacturers due to the lack of workers with appropriate technical skills.  You can read more about the initiative here.

Go Configure Announces Relocation to Pittsburg

Southeast Kansas will soon welcome a new business, as officials with Go Configure announced the company will relocate its administrative and call center operations to Pittsburg by October 1, 2014. The investment by Go Configure is expected to top $9 million and will add 35 new jobs initially, with an additional five jobs expected by year two.  View the full press release here.

Retail and Hotel Feasibility Study

The City of Pittsburg recently worked with the Hoffman Strategy Group/Jeff Green Partners to produce a comprehensive Retail and Hotel Feasibility Study for Pittsburg.  The report identified four retail nodes that can support either new or additional retail or restaurants in the Pittsburg market.  The full report is available here.

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