Businesses Are Valued & Receive Support in the Emporia Region

The Emporia RDA offers hands-on assistance for local businesses seeking to grow, along with new companies considering Emporia for the first time. We don’t take businesses for granted here and do whatever we can to make it easy to start, build, and run a business in our region. For example, when Simmons Pet Food Inc. was deciding where they wanted to grow, we worked hard to make Emporia the best possible location for their business. That included working with the state and bringing all our partners together to help Simmons achieve its goals.

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“The expansion of our operations in Emporia represents a story about the strength of good people doing great work, strong performance and dependable partnerships.”
- Jason Beyer, Simmons Pet Food Inc.

Simmons is one of the many companies leveraging our central location (we’re midway to Topeka, Wichita, and Kansas City), strong workforce (Flint Technical College & Emporia State University are here), and available property (we have over 300 acres of shovel-ready sites). Contact us to discuss how these advantages can benefit you.

Support for Existing Businesses

All businesses are important in Emporia, regardless of their size. If you are an entrepreneur looking to start your next idea, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Emporia State University offers no-cost business planning and consulting services. The RDA also connects businesses with banks and other financing options, available grants and incentives, workforce training programs, and available properties. Click here for a list of business resources.