Great Plains Technology & Manufacturing Cluster

The Great Plains Technology and Manufacturing Cluster assists manufacturers and technology entrepreneurs in making the critical connections to innovation resources required to protect, develop, launch and grow new products and businesses.


The Great Plains Technology and Manufacturing Cluster was established to assist manufacturing and technology development companies in accessing resources to drive innovation, expand markets, solve problems and help grow the region’s prosperity. It is among a portfolio of Regional Innovation Cluster initiatives sponsored by the Small Business Administration.  


In addition to providing technical and business assistance services to individual entrepreneurs and manufacturing companies, the Great Plains TMC identifies shared issues and develops innovative solutions that benefit multiple companies simultaneously.  


Through the building of public-private partnerships, the Great Plains TMC serves as an information and networking hub to promote business formation and expansion while fostering innovation, commercialization, business acceleration, mentorship and workforce development. 


Services include: 


    • Engineering and technology resources
    •  Commercialization and R&D support
    •  Innovation analytics
    •  Workforce development
    •  Networking and strategic partnering
    •  Counseling and mentoring


Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Kansas Business Issues
  • Missouri Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Research

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Market Research
  • Website Development

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development
  • Pollution Prevention (Specialty)


  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • Patent Information

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer
  • Commercialization (Specialty)
  • Manufacturing Development (Specialty)


  • One-on-One Counseling
Contact Information
Jeff Tucker
510 McCall Rd
Manhattan, KS 66502