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 Relocates to Pittsburg
Southeast Kansas is excited to welcome Go Configure to the area. Pittsburg based Leisure Time Products acquired the formerly Chicago based company and relocated its administrative and call center operations to Pittsburg. The $9 million investment will add 35 new jobs initially, with an additional five jobs expected by year two. View more information 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.