Chamber Vision July and August 2017 - Page 27

Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau July & August 2017 site, and two 24 acre sites that are development, we will not be successful $917,000,000 in new private sector not shovel ready. In order to be able in attracting new businesses to capital investment in Emporia and to compete for the next Simmons Emporia. Lyon County with over 2,245,000 Pet Food, or Hill’s Pet Nutrition type project, we need more industrial tracts of 80 acres or greater. I can absolutely assure you, without the proper sized sites for business The RDA from 1993 to today has assisted businesses in creating over 2,000 full-time jobs, which represents 12.3% of the total employment for Lyon County. There has been over 27 sq. ft. of new buildings constructed, having pad ready real estate sites is paramount. Just think what Emporia and Lyon County would be if this land was not available - none of this have happened.