April 18, 2022

Kansas higher education system partners with Heat Biologics and state and local leaders to help create 500 jobs and generate $650 million investment

(Manhattan, Kan.) – Heat Biologics, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Scorpion Biological Services, will construct a $650 million 500,000 square foot facility and create 500 jobs in Manhattan, Kansas. The company is partnering with the state of Kansas, Kansas State University (K-State), Manhattan Area Technical College and local entities on the project. Kansas Board of Regents Chair Cheryl Harrison-Lee and K-State President Richard Linton joined Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran and other state and local officials in welcoming the company to Kansas at the launch event.

“On behalf of the Regents, I would like to welcome Scorpion Biological Services to Kansas and thank them for their partnership with our public higher education system,” said Chair Harrison-Lee. “The Board’s strategic plan recognizes that Kansas colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to work with businesses and state and local partners to create jobs and generate investment. This project is a perfect example of our system’s capabilities to support prosperity for Kansas.”

The Regents’ strategic plan, Building a Future, prioritizes economic prosperity for Kansas. Under Building a Future, universities and colleges are developing plans to leverage their unique capabilities to support intentional economic development activities that will bring investment and jobs to Kansas. K-State launched its plan in December, which will create 3,000 jobs and bring $3 billion in investment to Kansas.

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The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.

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