Belleville, KS – Republic County Economic Development, in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership, hosted the 6th Annual Republic County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Monday, March 7th at the Republic County High School.  Seven teams made up of ten students competed from Republic County and Pike Valley High schools for over $1,500 in prizes money for their business ideas. Over …

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7 Towns Where Land is Free “Most rural areas in Kansas have been declining in population since 1900, so rural Kansas communities either fight or disappear,” says Jenny Russell, Republic County Economic Development Coordinator for Republic County in northern Kansas. Her county has opted to fight. Republic County has a free land option available for …

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5 Cities Using Social Media To Reverse Economic Downturn: In the Midwest, the Republic County Economic Development in Kansas uses LinkedIn and Facebook to locate and reach out to alumni and other former residents. The goal? To entice them back to their region to fill available jobs or to relocate their companies and create new …

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