Global Site Location Industries (GSLI), a leading site selection and economic development consulting firm, are pleased to announce its partnership with Emporia RDA, the City of Emporia, and Lyon County, Kansas. Through the lead generation partnership, GSLI will assist Emporia RDA accomplish its core goals: to create skilled jobs that benefit the community, encourage the retention of existing employment, and create massive growth opportunities for industry.
“Emporia ranks 5th in the state of Kansas for total agricultural output,” said Chuck Scott, President of Emporia RDA. “It has agriculture value-added producers like Tyson Foods, Fanestil Meats, and Bunge North America, Inc. with facilities in the city. At the intersection of I-35 and I-335, our location is an advantage for getting products to and from facilities. That location also brings a lot of visitors to our city.
“Emporia is a community of adventure and is home to Unbound Gravel, the world’s premier gravel bicycle race. It’s also known as the Disc Golf Capital of the World. At just under 25,000 in population, we have Emporia State University, a 4-year college, and Flint Hills Technical College, which had the largest enrollment increase in the fall of 2022 in the state of Kansas.
“Emporia is the self-declared pet nutrition capital of the world and produces more pet nutrition meals than anywhere else in the world. It’s the home of Cargill Animal Nutrition, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and Simmons Pet Food.”
GSLI’s Elite and Lighthouse ED360 marketing programs will help Emporia RDA
increase their pipeline of qualified expansion projects and enhance their business recruitment strategies through targeted email marketing outreach to industries of interest. GSLI will focus its efforts on targeted expansion projects and developing relationships with key decision-makers through aggressive outreach on Emporia RDA’s behalf.
“Emporia is an exciting city for value-added agriculture,” said Eric Kleinsorge, CEO of GLSI. “With so many outstanding companies there already, a business-friendly environment, and easy logistics moving product in and out of the region, it’s the ideal choice for so many businesses that need to be in the heart of agriculture. A fantastic education system, a supportive government, and a vibrant business community make Emporia the perfect place for business expansion.”