City of Emporia

Partners from across the Emporia and Lyon County Community joined forces to strengthen the local economy in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

The Road to Recovery engaged business leaders who shared insights, identified challenges and built actionable strategies to restore the local economy in the wake of COVID-19.

Seven teams addressed specific industries and sectors working to identify, and help craft solutions that can assist businesses in the Emporia and Lyon County to emerge from the current COVID-19 crisis. Team discussions will focus on the following components: Restore, Resiliency, and Renewal & Transformation.

These findings will help shape a plan for future business resiliency.

The first report focuses on the Restore component findings of each group. Another report will focus on the resiliency, renewal and transformation components. You may find a copy of the first report on Restore at or pick up a copy at the Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial.

Road to Recovery has been led by the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Ignite Emporia with the support of the following community partners: City of Emporia, Emporia Arts Center, Emporia Main Street, Emporia State University, Flint Hills Technical College, Hispanics of today and Tomorrow, Lyon County, Regional Development Association, United Way of the Flint Hills, and numerous business owners and community organizations representatives.

For more information visit the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce website,

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Out Of Here Prev: SnowGypsy

Maybe enlist the help from the Governor who seems to be determined to make it harder all the time for businesses in Kansas. The latest mask mandate will send people out of town or online to do business. So, who voted for that by electing Kelly? Not me!

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