As the national economy tries to figure out which "r-word"
defines its direction for the next period ("recession" or
"recovery"), citizens ask: "is the City of Emporia
prepared for the change in economy, whatever direction it takes?"
The answer is "yes".
If the economy declines and the number of local jobs shrink, the City is
in as good a position as ever to ride out the downturn. While some
Emporia manufacturing plants have experienced reduced shifts and layoffs in
the last several months, others are gearing up for expansion and can take
advantage of skilled workers looking for jobs. Fortunately, Emporia is
not a "company town," but rather a city with many different
manufacturing sectors that are able to adjust and absorb job losses in other
Your City government constantly strives
to improve itself and prepare for change - whatever change the national
economy may bring. We are confident that the City of Emporia can rise
to succeed in any challenge.