Our Mission: To promote economic and population growth throughout the County by assisting our local businesses, engaging in community activities, and promoting Stafford County as a great place to live, work and play!
EcoDevo invites all Stafford County high school students to participate in the 2nd annual Central Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Competition (CKYEC) that will be held at the King Center in Jetmore. Students will compete for $1,750 in cash prizes! Click here to read contest details and register for the event by Friday, February 3rd!
This grant will provide $25,000 down-payment assistance for four individuals or families to construct a new house. Buyers will have the option to choose between three house plans that range from 1,098 sq. ft. to 1,250 and cost $170,000 to construct.
Click here to read more on this exciting news and learn more about the specifications.
It was close, but in the August 2nd primary voting, more residents in the City of St. John voted to implement a 1% sales tax effective January 2017 than those who were against it. The funds from this sales tax will help with costs to establish a new grocery store presence and further business development that includes infrastructure development needed to support new businesses. To see sales tax data in our local area and to read more, click here.
This spring, Eco Devo has received grant funding to construct a 30' x 45' two-story building that will hopefully attract young entrepreneurs to move in and start their business. The Launch Pad Business Incubator will provide an upper-level living space and working space in the lower-level for the entrepreneur(s) rent free. Click here to read the full story by Cole Reif posted on Great Bend Post.
You may have seen recent public notices or radio announcements about the Port Authority of Stafford County, and would like to know more about what is being planned. What is a Port Authority? Why is it needed? How is it paid for and where will it be? Here are some answers to your questions. Click here to continue reading.
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