• Created new jobs through new businesses
and continued growth.
• Reinvestment in downtown Emporia. For every
public dollar invested the average return is
$37.00 in private funds.

• Sponsored Start Your Own Business,
workshops and educational opportunities.

• Promotional events exclusively for
Main Street Members.

• We continue to provide a Legislative voice in
issues that affect our downtown and community.

• Thousands spent promoting retail
and service businesses.

• Over $450,000.00 loaned at
ZERO interest to members.

• Incentives Without Walls (IWW) provides
0% loans to downtown businesses.

• Created and Distributed Newsletters
and Business Directories

• Provided Design demonstration projects

• Business Mingles hightlighting member businesses,

events and issues.

• Published Design Guidelines Information

• Presented Outstanding Business
and Design Awards

• Sponsored the Preservation Month Activities & Awards• Individual Business Consulting

• Conducted Downtown clean-ups
and maintained the Downtown
Beautification Project

• Continued work on Community Initiated


• Conducted retail and
promotional events:

• Main Street Public Improvements Fundraising Auction

• Promotional Partner, Great
American Market

• Holiday Carriage Rides &
Breakfast with Santa

• Welcome Week Activities for
University Students

• Midnight Madness Sale

• Preservation Week Activities

• Annual Artist Walk, featuring
local artists

• National Main Street Accreditation

• Among others…