The Emporia RDA Has a Spectacular Track Record

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30 Nov 2023


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The Emporia RDA has a consistently high Return on Investment (ROI) thanks to its proactive, hands-on approach. This dedicated team continues to successfully attract new businesses, help existing businesses grow, foster entrepreneurship, encourage community engagement, and more.

The RDA’s Success by the Numbers

Since its inception in 1994, the RDA has brought in over $1 billion in capital investment and assisted in attracting over 2,800 jobs in the Emporia Community.

Take a look at The Emporia Regional Development Association’s economic growth accomplishments in 2022 alone:  

  • $125 million in investment in 2022
  • $115 million for one company (Simmons Pet Food)
  • 200+ new jobs for the community (Simmons created 177)
  • 63 potential projects worth $1 billion

The RDA works collaboratively with its partners, Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Emporia), Emporia Enterprises, Emporia State University, Flint Hills Technical College, and Emporia Main Street.

Learn more about the benefits of working with this winning organization.