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 2/13/2020

New lining maps and post lining tap repair dig maps are out. The lining portion...

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...
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Latest articles

Chiefs Super Bowl

How ’bout Those CHIEFS?!?!

What lessons can we apply to our local businesses when we compare them to the Super Bowl Champs? You might have heard that a local football team won the Super...

Hitting the “Start” Button

Getting things started is an imperfect process, but it is the only way to get things done In the cold of late January, the energy and resourcefulness of entrepreneurs starts...

Valentines Day is a Month Away!

Your first shot to make some money in 2020 It seems like we all just survived the holiday season, but the calendar marches on! Valentines Day is coming up in...

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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