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.

City of St. John Awarded $198,360 in Community Development Block Grant Funding

On Wednesday, July 22nd, the Kansas Department of Commerce announced that 49 Kansas communities will share more than $13 million in Community Development Block Grant funding. The City of St. John received $198,360 for sidewalk improvements. The City will contribute $13,480 through in-kind labor and $8,560 in matching funds.

USD 349 Students & Stafford County Flour Mills Gain Distribution for Bread Mix Product

Stafford USD 349 culinary arts and entrepreneurship students partnered with Stafford County Flour Mills to develop a white, whole wheat baking mix suited for a variety of bread dough recipes. Recently, their product gained distribution through Ben E. Keith, a broad line foodservice distributor based in Oklahoma City. Ben E. Keith’s foodservice division serves 11 states, Kansas being one of them.

Teaching and Cultivating our Youth to Be Entrepreneurs

One of the strategies of Stafford County Economic Development to obtain growth and foster a spirit of entrepreneurship, is to focus on our youth by teaching them the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. There is a world of opportunity out there for them and we want your kids to know that they are not limited in what they can achieve.