A thriving atmosphere for business, residents & visitors

We are an organization of over 200 local businesses and hundreds of volunteers, working together to build a vibrant and prosperous region, community, and downtown core.

A thriving atmosphere for business, residents & visitors

We are an organization of over 200 local businesses and hundreds of volunteers, working together to build a vibrant and properous region, community, and downtown core.

Announcements

Sanitary Sewer Map Update 1/23/2020

Closed Caption TV lining map and dates. These dates correspond with water shut off.

Sewer Update 1/16/2020

Starting on Monday 1/20/2020 the merchant street under pass will be closed to complete a...

Sanitary Sewer Map Update 1/3/2020

Please see the upcoming impacted areas for the sanitary sewer project. In a few short...
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Emporia Main Street

NetWork Kansas representatives occasionally send us "blasts from the past" that highlight previous projects. This one was for funding an expansion to Flint Hills Music featuring Tim Mohn, Matt Kosinski, and Casey Woods (being a Main Street director evidently ages you quickly...) www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQq4tTA2hcM&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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2019 Year In Review!

A brief look back before we begin 2020! Emporia Main Street doesn't spend a lot of time looking backward in time. We've found that too much time looking behind you...

Finish Strong During The Holidays

If you are in the world of retail or some service based businesses, you are scanning this article with glazed over eyes. You are probably a little exhausted with the...

Upcoming Events

Feb 28 , 2020
5: 30 pm - 7 pm
Mar 19 , 2020
Doors @5:30pm, Bidding @6:30pm
Apr 4 , 2020
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
May 2 , 2020
5 pm - 10 pm
May 30 , 2020
11 am - Midnight
Sep 12 , 2020
7 am - 4 pm

Our IMpact on Emporia Emporia Main Street's programs have a visible, measurable impact on our community.

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Local economic impact per year of Emporia Main Street initiatives

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Total investment in Downtown Emporia since 1991

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Number of volunteer hours contributed each year

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Main Street's Four Point Approach to Economic Vitality

To drive economic development, we follow Main Street America's four points. This approach is a time-tested framework for community-driven revitalization. We believe that supporting and growing local businesses, engaging partners and volunteers, and revitalizing our downtown core are the keys to a strong community.

Design

Beautify downtown while working to enhance and preserve its historic character.

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Promotion

Host or support a variety of year-round events to draw visitors and promote shopping locally.

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Business Enhancement

Provide tools, education, financial resources, and guidance to entrepreneurs and businesses.

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Organization

Engage members and citizens, and forge partnerships with other community organizations.

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