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Ellsworth County Economic Development dba Grow Ellsworth County is improving the lives of citizens of  Ellsworth County through recruitment, retention, and expansion of goods and services offered in Ellsworth County.

Vision Statement:

Serve as the lead agency to diversify the economic health of Ellsworth County; specific focus will be creating and implementing a plan to increase population, jobs, and opportunities in Ellsworth County; provide source information for incentives, referrals, and matters relating to community and economic development; develop marketing materials to present Ellsworth County in a positive and progressive light.


Equally important to economic health are existing businesses. To this end, Ellsworth County Economic Development shall remain a business resource for professional development opportunities, information and assistance with succession planning, and regular contact with existing business.




"It was great to hear from Sec. Toland that Ellsworth County is being recognized at the State level for our proactive economic development results!"- Anita Hoffhines

"Our community is lucky to have such a determined, passionate, and involved Economic Development platform. They facilitate many opportunities for both individuals and businesses countywide." - Kelvi Place

"Thank you to Stacie Schmidt at Ellsworth County Economic Development, Anita Hoffhines at Millwood Realty, Kristin Haase at First Bank Kansas and Heather West at Security 1st Title, without you ladies our families dreams would have never came true! You put our puzzle pieces together, worked hard in so many ways to make this happen! We greatly appreciate all 4 of these local ladies and business’s to give us the options to move forward with purchasing our restaurant and making this happen!"- Jenn Tilton

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