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.
Nor-Am Cold Storage is a family owned cold storage facility that is based out of Le Mars, Iowa. They currently have 5 facilities, with one Kansas location in Elwood, KS. Their Dodge City facility will be a $35 Million investment in our community. The 148,000 sf facility will employ up to 90 employees in the first 3 years of operation.
Sutherlands had their official Grand Opening in Dodge City on Sunday, October 12th, 2019 at their new location at 1510 Soule St. in the Star Bond Power District. Construction of the 75,000 sf building with an additional 35,000 sf garden center began in mid 2018. Sutherlands is a complete home improvement and hardware store.
The U.S. Department of Treasury has officially certified Governor Jeff Colyer’s nomination of 74 census tracts to be designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones and has designated those tracts as such.