That's right....2.0 version "Uptown Funk" featuring our Ellsworth County businesses is here!! Check out our famous businesses who really set the fun bar high. (If you haven't watched the original Uptown Funk video, I might recommend you do so. You will see some familiar elements.)

We had a great time and thank our businesses who were willing to show out and show off. If you missed us this time around, let us know and we'll schedule another video in the future.

Now.....(drum roll, please).....enjoy the video!

Media, News & Events

We were HAPPY to honor our local businesses and had a lot of fun creating and producing this video, highlighting our local businesses who are HAPYY to get back to work and serve their customers.  Turn up your volume and WATCH!

  • The Journal (by Kansas Leadership Center)

  • K-State Research & Extension

Ellsworth County Economic Development's creation of Gene's Click List during the pandemic has gained a lot of media attention and has resulted in duplicated efforts across the state.  The online shopping mechanism was created to keep the grocery store's staff and the community safe by reducing the traffic in the store during COVID-19.  Here were a few media sources that highlighted Gene's Click List.

  • Ellsworth County Independent Reporter

  • Congressman Roger Marshall

Thanks to a grant awarded by the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation, Ellsworth County Economic Development is proud to partner with the Non-Profit Centre and Kansas State Research & Extension Midway District to bring our community the first-ever Non-Profit Leadership Boot Camp.  Perfect for not-for-profits boards, directors, municipalities or other governmental entities, information and education will be provided to make boards more proficient at fulfilling their mission and objectives. 

More Information and Class Dates Coming Soom

Ellsworth is growing, and welcomes new business K & K Car Wash NOW OPEN!  Thanks to our partnership with Network Kansas, our Grow Ellsworth County E-Community fund was able to assist this new business in meeting its financial need.  We can't wait to see what's next for Ellsworth County! Grow Ellsworth County E-Community funding is available to all new and existing businesses in Ellsworth County who meet the criteria.

Yes, the new housing project is underway!  Ellsworth County will receive 14 new rental housing units with a possible rental date of January 2021. More information:

3 bedroom, 2 bath

Income Qualified

Single family unit

2 available in Kanopolis, 12 available in Ellsworth

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August 6, 2020 |  12pm

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