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

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New to the Community? This event is for YOU!

Have you moved to the Emporia Area in the past four years? Emporia Main Street...
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Emporia Main Street’s 31st Annual Meeting

Honoring those that are working hard for the region. The 31st Annual Meeting of Emporia...
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Welcome Back FHTC & ESU Students!

Welcome back ESU and FHTC students! Join us for a fun night out on Monday,...
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Happy Pride Month

Posters and stickers available in the office!

Latest articles

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Back to School – Support Local Educators & Businesses

August is here and that means school is right around the corner. Although we have several large events that pull people into the area during summer months, I think we...

Leadership Goals for the Coming Year

One of the best parts of the Emporia Main Street Annual Meeting is honoring award recipients. We always enjoy highlighting the doers in the community. Another favorite part of the...

Make growing our local educational institutions a community affair!

Students contribute substantially to our local economy. They are renters, customers, employees, volunteers, event attendees, and may become permanent residents. Each student that moves to the area contributes approximately $15,000...

Imaginarium to be Next Business in Emporia Main Street Incubator Space

Emporia, KS – The Incubator Space at Emporia Main Street will be filling up soon with engineering materials, robotics, and science supplies for kids to tinker with. Founded by two certified teachers,...

Emporia Main Street RECEIVES 2022 MAIN STREET AMERICA ACCREDITATION

Emporia Main Street has been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of...

Upcoming Events

Aug 3 - Aug 22 , 2022
Aug 22 , 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug 26 , 2022
5:00 pm - 7 pm
Sep 10 , 2022
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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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