WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN EL DORADO, KANSAS

The purpose of the El Dorado Main Street is to enhance our downtown identity and heritage, to foster a center of activity for both business and recreation and to ensure economic stability for the heart of El Dorado through concentrated efforts of design, promotion, organization and business enhancement.

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Partnerships- Businesses

Diamond
City of El Dorado

Platinum

Gold
Commerce Bank
AseraCare Hospice

Silver

State Farm Bonnie Buckman
Sungroup Real Estate
El Dorado True Care
Security 1st Title
El Dorado USD 490
Savage Services
Spencer, Wernli & Wilson Advisors

Bronze
Posh In An Upper Class Way
Farm Bureau Financial -Tom Faudere
PKHLS Architecture
Copies Plus
Wilson Chiropractic
Emprise Bank
Mediation Works, LLC.

Partnerships – Individuals

Partnerships – Non Profits

Coutt's Museum
First United Methodist Church

Partnerships- Home Based Business

Scentsy-Cindy Mann
Wildtree-Rachel Tipton
HYPR Marketing-Deanna Bonn
Tastefully Simple-Danae Johnson

El Dorado is an E Community

A NetWork Kansas E-Community has made a commitment to cultivating an entrepreneurial environment by identifying and developing resources to help local entrepreneurs start or grow businesses. This includes the City of El Dorado.

Selected communities partner with NetWork Kansas to establish a locally-administered loan fund to assist entrepreneurs with capital, to increase connectivity to resources available to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses, to initiate activities to generate entrepreneurial development, and to participate in a statewide partnership with other E-Communities.

The E-Community Partnership has grown from six communities in 2007 to sixty through 2017. More than $15.4 million has been loaned to overĀ 480 businesses leveraging an additional $75 million of additional capital (bank loans, owner down payment, resource partner loans, etc.).

For more detailed information visit https://www.networkkansas.com/ecommunities/e/resources-for-e-communities

Goals of the E-Community Partnership

  • Grow a flourishing, sustainable entrepreneurial environment supportive of business startups and expansions
  • Engage and/or develop entrepreneurial resources to meet identified community and business needs
  • Create a revolving loan fund to provide matching loans to entrepreneurs and small businesses with local control of decisions and terms
  • Forge a community vision centered around entrepreneurship as a tool for economic development

Components of an E-Community

A NetWork Kansas E-Community has made a decision to proactively pursue entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy.  The following components are present in all 60 E-Communities: 

  • Local leadership teams, committed to meeting regularly to provide the overall direction and leadership for the E-Community and to discuss ways to create a flourishing environment
  • Local financial review board, tasked with acting as the loan committee for E-Community loan applications
  • Locally-controlled revolving loan fund
  • Active engagement with local sources of public and private funding
  • Access to a statewide network of over 500 partners, focusing on connecting entrepreneurs and small business owners to the education, expertise and economic resources they need
  • Access to entrepreneurship programming designed to benefit different types of businesses
  • A marketing fund to support the development and/or implementation of special projects and initiatives

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