The area of Dodge City and Ford County, Kansas has had a long history of supplying the right needs for industry from the early cattle drives to today's agricultural, energy, and manufacturing markets. Ford County currently has two of the world's largest beef processing facilities, National Beef and Cargill Meat Solutions, and four of the state's major wind farms. It is also been ranked in the top 10 "Least Economically Stressed Counties" in the United States by the Associated Press and has become a growing center for the energy and tourism industries. Dodge City and Ford County offer businesses a hardworking labor force, high quality of life in the community, and lower costs of living.
During the Dodge City Days festivities, we were honored to have Senator Pat Roberts home to help us celebrate. It is a great time for our community as we celebrated and congratulated Megan Estrada on being the first approved home loan with the USDA Rural Development Home Loan Program in Dodge City.
Policom Corporation has just released a 2014 Economic Strength Ranking for the Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas in the U.S.
The Southern Economic Development Council presented the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation with two separate awards for the newly released Retail and Business Development Guide and Website.
The website received an Award of Excellence and the Retail and Business Development Guide received an Award of Merit for the entry.
Since July 2010, when Dodge City became a Main Street community, we have been keeping track of the flow of businesses, job creation, dollars being invested and volunteer hours that all contribute to the revitalization of our downtown area.