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Featured Community Profile: Stevens County

Stevens County, Kansas is a place where people take pride in their community, in knowing their neighbors, in supporting one another and supporting local business. The community is growing, in part, because this is an excellent place to raise a family, open a business or to get a job with one of the county’s many employers.  Click here to learn more about Stevens 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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