The three houses in St. John are taking shape as part of our Praire View Rental Housing! Two at the corner of 1st and Monroe and one on S. Broadway. They will be completed later this fall.

Daycare in Kansas is hard to find

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An article by John Green for The Hutchinson News published July 18, 2022.

Focus on Stafford County – June 2022

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This is the audio from our monthly radio show: Focus on Stafford County. This show aired live at 11:30 AM CT on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Kathleen talked about the current state of housing in Stafford County and the new housing development program EcoDevo is working on.

The Current State of Housing in Stafford County

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Take a look at our current housing stock in Stafford County and see what is affordable affordable for our area.

2022 Photo Contest

Stafford County Economic Development sponsors an annual photography contest for images that will be used on promotional materials and/or our website. A $25.00 prize will be given to the winner in each of the 3 categories listed below, and an unlimited amount of honorable mention winners will receive a $5.00 prize for each entry. Categories are People, Places, and Commerce.

Focus on Stafford County – May 2022

This is the audio from our monthly radio show: Focus on Stafford County. This show aired at 11:30 AM CT on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Kathleen talked about St. John's upcoming Jubilee Celebration May 27-28. She highlighted events happening in the City of Stafford throughout the Summer (Munchie Mondays, Free Movie Wednesdays, and First Fridays). Kathleen also gave updates on childcare, housing, and the port.

City of St. John to Contribute $65,000 to the Stafford County Child Care Committee

The City of St, John has agreed to contribute $65,000 to the Child Care Committee to bring in a modular classroom building that would allow for two daycares to operate out of it. This is enough to secure the building, but more is needed to carry out the project.

Kansas Grantmakers in Health award $10,000 in memory of Steve Coen

Stafford County Economic Development is honored to receive a $10,000 grant from the Kansas Grantmakers in Health (KGIH). This gift is in memory of KGIH’s longtime colleague and friend Steve Coen, former CEO of Kansas Heath Foundation, for his tremendous impact in helping to address come of the most pressing health challenges facing our state.

Rural Housing in Kansas Sees Improvements

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An article by Dan Doering for Kansas Living published May 9, 2022.