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This feature by NetWork Kansas' Sarah LaRosh celebrates the process of learning and how that process is leading NetWork Kansas to new levels of discovery and understanding. As Sarah writes: #neverstoplearning


Sanction applications may now be submitted for the 10th Annual Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series. YEC is a sequence of community-based entrepreneurship competitions for students in grades 6-12, culminating in a state championship. NetWork Kansas has released new overview video and other materials to help promote YEC.

GMDC Announces Economic Development Strategic Plan and Trailblazing Morris County Campaign

Trailblazing Morris County, the Greater Morris County Development Corporation's strategic five-year plan for economic growth, has a new fundraising goal of $1.3 million after receiving nearly $1.2 million in pledges from 38 investors across the county coordinators announced at a kick-off event.

YEC Success Story: Lakin Denny

Lakin Denny, from Colby, is a past YEC participant and scholarship winner. In this success story, learn more about Lakin, her YEC experience and how to support this young entrepreneur.

NetWork Kansas helps bring digital transformation to diverse small businesses in Kansas with Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

In partnership with Next Street and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Verizon Small Business Digital Ready aims to focus on women- and minority-owned businesses in under-resourced communities​. The online curriculum will provide resources and in-depth support - including coaching, networking and incentives. ​

Now Hiring: Senior Finance Manager

NetWork Kansas, a statewide organization devoted to the establishment of entrepreneurship as a priority for economic and community development, is hiring for the position of Senior Finance Manager.

NetWork Kansas Welcomes Lea Ann Seiler to its Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership Team

Today, NetWork Kansas announced the hiring of Lea Ann Seiler as the Manager, Entrepreneurship, Southwest Region. In this role, Seiler will support the work of E-Community leadership teams to help advance and strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems in Kansas' southwest region.


Registration opens July 1 for a statewide virtual entrepreneurship competition for youth in Kansas in grades K-12. The 3rd Annual Kansas Youth Virtual Entrepreneurship Challenge, which was created during COVID-19 shutdowns, as a way for young people to have a platform to publicize their innovative products and services on a statewide platform. More than 140 young people participated in the challenge during its inaugural year.

e2 In-Depth: Rural Retailing and Area Spending Capture

This e2 in-depth focuses on why rural communities should focus development efforts on increasing area spending capture in our new thought paper, Rural Retailing. We also share stories about communities using innovative rural retail models to grow their economies in our accompanying podcast episode, Rural Retailing and Area Spending Capture.

e2 In-Depth: Insights from Ord, Nebraska

This e2 feature announces new e-learning courses on rural community prosperity development, free professional development resources centering on the community of Ord, Nebraska – a small Great Plains community demonstrating that entrepreneur-led development can empower a thriving, diverse, and resilient economy.