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Featured Community Profile: Wichita County

As a community with deep agricultural roots, many residents of Wichita County have connection to the ranching and farming way of life.  A beautiful countryside where residents witness awe-inspiring sunsets, unique landscape along the historical White Woman Creek, and beautiful fields of crops that stretch as far as the eye can see.  Also, one of the largest cattle feedlots in the nation, Green Plains, is just seven miles north of Leoti. Wild game, including pheasant, dove, deer, antelope, and coyote, is abundant for hunters and trappers.  Click here to learn more about Wichita County.

Why Kansas?

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Low Cost of Living

Kansas consistently ranks in the Top 10 in the U.S. for a low cost of living at 8.7% below the national average.

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Low Worker Compensation

Kansas worker compensation rates rank at the 11th lowest in the U.S.

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Educated Workforce

Kansas ranks in the Top 10 by CNBC for workforce and education. More than 90% of Kansans have a high school diploma; more than 30% have a college degree.

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No Tax

Kansas has no inventory or franchise tax.



We're Excited to Connect with You!

wKREDA is a coalition of people in the 55 western Kansas counties who've decided to pool their resources, both human and financial, to work together for the common good of western Kansas. wKREDA's members maintain a collaborative affiliation with each other so that we are able to achieve both our individual, and our collective, rural development goals.

As a volunteer organization, wKREDA is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors who meet quarterly to coordinate the activities of the alliance. The Board organizes the activities for the Business Development, Government Affairs, Education and Public Relations committees. In addition, many ad hoc task force groups are created as needed to meet the opportunities and challenges faced by wKREDA's membership.

We're excited to talk about western Kansas with anyone who may be interested in this wonderful place we call home.

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