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Governor Laura Kelly Announces New Effort to Support Kansas Businesses in COVID-19 Recovery

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that funding provided to Kansas’ hospitality industry through the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund has been converted from bridge loans to grants.

e2 In-Depth: Lessons from Central Appalachia

This e2 in-depth explores the work of fostering entrepreneur-led development and entrepreneurial ecosystem building in Central Appalachia, which is foundational to creating pathways to community prosperity.

NetWork Kansas announces its 2021 board of directors

NetWork Kansas announces its 2021 board of directors and welcomes Dr. Robert Weems, Jr., the Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History at Wichita State University.

e2 In-Depth: Mega Trends and Rural America

This e2 article explores the top 10 trends in 2021 influencing the future of rural America.

e2 In-Depth: 2020 Anthology of e2 Work

In this e2 article, we take a look back on e2's white papers through the year.

e2 In-Depth: Is Your Community a JEDI Hometown?

In this e2 article, Don Macke and David Iquinta pose the question: Is your community a JEDI hometown? The newest paper describes action steps communities can take to embrace justice, equity, diversity and inclusion to grow entrepreneurship and prosperity for all.

Ignister Introduces New Advisory Board

Today, Ignister, a NetWork Kansas initiative supported by the Kansas Department of Commerce, announced the members who will make up its Advisory Board. The board will help develop the project as it moves forward, creating access to tech-centric opportunities across the state.


NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series.

Poels honored with NREDA President’s Award

Nick Poels, received the National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) President’s Award for outstanding support and commitment to rural economic development.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas grants funds to support The Kansas Community Investment Fund

NetWork Kansas and the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) announced today the first corporate sponsor for the Kansas Community Investment Fund (KCIF) is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBCKS). BCBSKS will award NetWork Kansas a Blue Health Initiative Trailblazer grant totaling $150,000 annually for the next three years.