Brains and Brawn, At Your Service

OUR WORKFORCE
Local business executives consistently cite McPherson County’s workforce as one of our strongest assets. In addition to our local brain trusts in plastics, energy, manufacturing and life sciences, we draw workers from a population of over 500,000 within easy commuting distance.

The Expertise You Need

Our workforce is particularly specialized in four industries—shown by these strong workforce indicators.

PLASTICS
location quotient

9.23

EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING
location quotient

7.19

ENERGY
number of companies

11

PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING jobs

1,500+

500,000+ people within 60 miles
– an easy and fast commute

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Wages that mirror our
excellent cost of living

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Wage Survey
Data

89

Cost of Living Factor

71

Housing Cost Factor

Accessible Education
= Educated Workforce

14

College and University Campuses within 60 minutes

90%

High School Diploma

22%

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

MORE

ACT Work Ready certificates than any county in Kansas

Extensive training options for industrial businesses

As part of the Hutchinson Community College (HCC) service area, McPherson County has a great breadth of training available for industrial businesses. HCC is the lead institution in the state of Kansas for the Manufacturing Skills Certificate, and they offer credit, non-credit and custom training to address your workforce needs.

Training Options