Governor Laura Kelly Announces $850,000 for Kansas Entrepreneurs

Republished with permission from the Kansas Department of Commerce TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today the first round of recipients of funding from the GROWKS Loan and Equity programs, which help small businesses, particularly those in underserved areas, access capital in the early stages of growth. In the first round, four companies...

Why Youth Entrepreneurship Matters

By: Bailee Henry Senior Project Manager, E-Community Programs NetWork Kansas Growing up in rural Kansas, I had the opportunity to participate in many facets of high school life, including almost every club that my school had to offer. Although my favorite was Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), my involvement in all those clubs...

GMDC Announces Economic Development Strategic Plan and Trailblazing Morris County Campaign

CONTACT: Tracy Henry, Executive Director, Greater Morris County Development Corporation, 785-844-0865, director@morriscountydevelopment.com                                        (Morris County, KS) – The Greater Morris County Development Corporation (GMDC) kicked off their new Trailblazing Morris County capital campaign with invitations sent to...

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

By NetWork Kansas                                        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...

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

Wichita, Kansas --- 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. "I am thrilled to begin working alongside Lea Ann,"...

e2 In-Depth: Rural Retailing and Area Spending Capture

By: Don Macke, e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems In the United States, we are firmly rooted in a consumer-based economy. Every day we make money and then spend it, meeting our material needs and wants. Our spending is wide-ranging, from basic housing and food to that great new car or trip to the...

e2 In-Depth: Insights from Ord, Nebraska

By: Don Macke, e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems We are excited to announce that our rural community prosperity development e-Learning Courses are now available online. This free professional development resource is a guided case study on the community of Ord, Nebraska – a small Great Plains community demonstrating that entrepreneur-led development can empower a thriving,...

THREE NEW COMMUNITIES SELECTED TO JOIN THE E-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Media Contact: Sarah LaRosh Slarosh@networkkansas.com 1-877-521-8600   Date: June 13, 2022 For Immediate Release THREE NEW COMMUNITIES SELECTED TO JOIN THE E-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP Impacting Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Across Kansas Wichita, Kansas --- Three communities have been selected by NetWork Kansas to participate in its innovative Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership. Cloud County, Franklin County, and Trego County were selected in the...

KHFI Racial Equity Policy: Progress Over Perfection

By Imagene Harris, Network Kansas At the beginning of 2021, the Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI) was headed into its fourth year. The program was really starting to get its feet under it. The five partner organizations - Kansas State University Research and Extension (K-State), IFF, NetWork Kansas, The Food Trust,...

NetWork Kansas Welcomes Janet Miller to its Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership Team

Wichita, Kansas --- Today, NetWork Kansas announced the hiring of Janet Miller, who joins the staff as Manager, Rural Entrepreneurship, Southeast Region. In her role, Miller will oversee 10 leadership teams in Southeast Kansas that include the following locations: Allen, Altamont, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Girard, Linn, Montgomery and Neosho. Miller...