Olathe & Southwest Joco

Olathe OKs economic development grant for a hub for startup businesses

Innovation Pavilion, a mentoring and resource hub for startups, has an 80,000-square-foot conference and event center in Centennial, Colo., a Denver suburb. Entrepreneurs rent office space, network and receive business training at the facility. The company also provides educational programming for elementary through college students.

Overland Park & Leawood

Blue Valley CAPS program jump-starts students’ future

Blue Valley schools Superintendent Tom Trigg developed the idea for CAPS, which first began in 2008 as a satellite program for about 150 students in the district. The kids were sent to businesses around the area to learn about the workforce. Today, CAPS is housed in a sprawling building in Overland Park, with more than 800 students and classes that continue to evolve.

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