A new high school has the potential to bring with it additional economic impacts. Fort Riley is the one entity that routinely brings families in and out of the area. Close to 60% of our student population is military connected. Families moving to Fort Riley have a decision to make about where to live; part of that decision is based on educational opportunities. Families also have a choice of about where they send their kids to school.
State and regional events could be held at a new facility, bringing with it revenue for hotel, restaurants, and retail.
Construction of a new school will bring in contractors who will need a place to stay and eat.
Students, much like those in a Wichita, Kansas high school, who may have left for various reasons could return once a new facility is built.