Emporia Main Street Mission

Emporia Main Street, Inc. is a non-profit agency committed to increasing consumer business, strengthening retail and professional institutions, assisting in the preservation and maintenance of the community’s heritage and promoting pride in the community’s institutions and achievements through design, promotion, business enhancement & organization.

Emporia Main Street Vision 2015

Emporia, with so many recreational, educational, and entertainment opportunities, from basketball tournaments, to farmer’s markets, from the museum to fine arts, and special events to celebrate our history, downtown is simply where our citizens and their guests love to gather. The pedestrian friendly atmosphere encourages you to stroll among bright flower gardens and lovely shops while you enjoy this vibrant, safe downtown district where you can shop, dine, live and enjoy life!

Emporia Main Street, Inc.is a non-profit community agency committed to increasing consumer business, strengthening retail and professional institutions, assisting in the preservation and maintenance of the community’s heritage and promoting pride in the community’s institutions and achievements through design, promotion, business enhancement and organization committees.Emporia Main Street invites you to discover Downtown Emporia. A vital downtown is more than just a retail and service center.  Downtown offers a “sense of place and community.  Downtown is where people gather to shop, meet friends, and eat a good meal.  Downtown also serves as a gathering place for parades, sporting activities, celebrations and events that bring people in the community together.  Come and see the variety of shops and services that downtown has to offer. Visit some of the historic buildings that have been revitalized. Above all, consider yourself a part of the excitement that is happening downtown.

Emporia Main Street, Inc. is part of the National Main Street Program designed to bring economic revitalization with an emphasis on restoration and preservation of historic shopping and business districts.

Casey Woods

Executive Director