Local economy among focal points for Emporia Economic Outlook Conference
20 Oct 2023
Emporia’s Economic Outlook Conference this month offered residents a chance to learn more about the current and potentially future state of business for Emporia, Lyon County and Kansas as a whole.
Emporia State Assistant Professor Bekah Selby, one of the featured presenters, had a general focus on the local economy. She tells KVOE News her main topics dealt with local business and industry — but she couldn’t help but listen to information about the real estate market and its impact in other economic sectors. She says a combination of high interest rates, high housing costs and lack of available homes doesn’t help.