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Southwind District

Erie Office

111 South Butler
Erie, KS 66733
Fax:  620-244-3829

Fort Scott Office

210 South National
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Fax:  620-223-0332

Iola Office

We've moved!
1006 N. State St.
Iola, KS 66749
Fax:  620-365-7944

Yates Center Office

211 W. Butler
Yates Center, KS  66783
Fax:  620-625-8645



Your Business

During the coronavirus outbreak, many small businesses are facing serious challenges because of social distancing guidelines. There are resources available to help, and they are listed below.  As we learn of more, they will be added to this page.

Small businesses play a big part in the American economy.  According to the Small Business Administration, businesses with 500 or fewer employees make up 99.7 percent of all US businesses and represent nearly 50 percent of all US private sector employment.

The State of Kansas has published guidelines for businesses operating during any phase of the reopening plan.  It is an easy to use website, with businesses listed by type.  There are also KDHE Guidelines, OSHA Guidelines, KDOL Workplace Safety and Industry-Specific Guidance (AIHA).  Kansas Business Guidelines

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Carla Nemecek

Southwind Extension District Director, Community Vitality Agent

Iola Office