Annual Reports

2018 RDA Annual Report

December 20, 2018

ABOUT US The Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas (RDA) is the lead economic development organization for Lyon County and the Emporia area. It is a collaborative effort of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Emporia Enterprises, the City of Emporia, Lyon County, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia State University and…

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RDA Annual Report 2017

December 31, 2017

ABOUT US The Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas (RDA) is the lead economic development organization for Lyon County and the Emporia area. It is a collaborative effort of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Emporia Enterprises, the City of Emporia, Lyon County, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia State University and…

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RDA Annual Report 2016

December 31, 2016

ABOUT US The Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas (RDA) is the lead economic development organization for Lyon County and the Emporia area. It is a collaborative effort of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Emporia Enterprises, the City of Emporia, Lyon County, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia State University and…

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RDA Annual Report 2014

January 31, 2015

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas Activities for 2014 RDA Mission: Our mission is to proactively promote economic growth of the East Central Kansas region through commercial and industrial recruitment, expansion and training enhancements. RDA Goals: Creation of skilled jobs for the region. Encourage the retention of existing employment within the region.…

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RDA Annual Report 2013

January 31, 2014

ABOUT US The Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas (RDA) is the lead economic development organization for Lyon County and the Emporia area. It is a collaborative effort of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Emporia Enterprises, the City of Emporia, Lyon County, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia State University and…

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RDA Annual Report 2012

January 31, 2013

Over the past several decades, the Emporia regional economy has weathered economic prosperity and downturns. Some of those local downturns were driven by plant closures, downsizing or bankruptcy. Other economic downturns were driven by national and global issues, such as the financial crisis of 2008 and fiscal cliff issues of today. DOLLY MADISON CAKE COMPANY…

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RDA Annual Report 2011

January 31, 2012

OVERVIEW The economy of the City of Emporia, Lyon County and the East Central Kansas region is slowly beginning to recover. The Emporia economic downturn began in the first quarter of 2008 with the reduction of workers at Tyson, followed by the financial crisis of September 2008 and general slowdown of local business activity. Today…

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RDA Annual Report 2010

January 31, 2011

Executive Summary Attached to this Executive Summary is a three-page document, which summarizes a strategic planning meeting, held by the RDA Board of Directors in the fall of 2008. Three general topics were identified – industrial, retail and biosciences. The 2010 priorities were identified as the following: Data collection for retail and community conversations Funding…

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