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.
On February 9, 2018, Dodge City Church of the Nazarene will host Night to Shine, an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Coming in February, the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation E-Community will be hosting the 2nd Ford County Youth Entrepreneurship Competition (YEC) in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership.
The first townhouse duplex unit will be completed in October, but Summerlon Gardens is already selling units. When completed — in about 4 years — the 67-unit community will offer easy access to a walking trail, fishing, and the YMCA.
Cargill and the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), today announced the company’s seventh near-site health center operated by Marathon Health will be located in Dodge City.