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.
Bringing quality programing to southwest Kansas, the Center for Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University along with the Dodge City Ford County Development Corporation, will be teaming up once again to present a one-day franchise seminar on February 17, 2015.
Kansas employment growth is anticipated to reach 1.8 percent in 2015, according to a recent study by Wichita State University.
Dodge City’s economy relies on tourism and entertainment, and now, the city is using a bond that encourages growth to do exactly that.
“As a community and as a county, we are growing,” said Special Projects Assistant with the Dodge City, Ford Count Development Corporation Leslie Lomas. As Dodge City tries to fill the housing need with new homes and apartments there is still a shortage in low to moderate income housing.