Junction City Main Street, guided by an active and engaged volunteer board of directors seeks to make the designated downtown area an economic engine for the region and a location where friends and families can gather for shopping and socializing.
The 501c3 organization began operating in the spring of 2021 when the city was selected after a competitive application process as a designated Main Street.
Junction City is a town of 22,300 people linked geographically and patriotically with 15,000 US soldiers, and their families, stationed at the Ft. Riley Army base. The city celebrates the fact that it has one of the most diverse population bases in Kansas (5th most diverse county) and among Kansas counties has the second largest share of population that is African American. Another important demographic is Geary County is home to a young population (3rd largest share of county population below 17 years of age).
While the focus is on revitalizing and renewing business activity downtown, Main Street collaborates and partners with all entities focused on a successful region. A common refrain is “when good things happen in Geary County, Main Street will benefit.”
You are invited to explore this website, learn about the National Main Street 4-point approach that serve as a starting point for the strategies Junction City board will implement to create a vibrant economy.