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To keep up with the job creation of our successful industrial base, a key focus of economic development efforts for the county has been on housing- affordable housing at all levels. To address affordable housing needs the city has undertaken several initiatives. It passed and ordinance in 2013, creating the New Construction Housing Incentive Program, which offers a rebate on city property taxes as well as $2,000 to the closing agent. In the latter part of 2014, the McPherson City Commission announced that it that it approved the Rural Housing Incentive District for a new 45-unit housing complex in the city. In addition, to that project, the same developer, Prairie Fire of Overland Park announced that they would also build a 64 unit luxury apartment complex to help give future employees as well as the 35% of McPherson's current commuting workforce options to live right here where they work.

The McPherson Industrial Development Company has enjoyed a valuable partnership with Kansas Department of Commerce since MIDC's inception.  KDOC representatives have been at the tables alongside MIDC sharing information and resources with McPherson businesses as they discussed plans for expansion projects.  For the last 12...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce states an interesting statistic highlighting the need to export.  They say that 95% of the World's consumers are located outside the United States.  They explain what this means by giving the following equation, Global Customers = American Jobs. “The equation is...

INVISTA building new manufacturing facility to produce Raptor™ nylon pipe Increased customer demand signals need for the company’s new line pipe solution WICHITA, Kan., USA - Feb. 3, 2015 - INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, will establish a new manufacturing operation in McPherson, Kansas, in order to expand production...

By Josh Arnett Sentinel Staff Writer  Prairieland Partners plans to begin construction of a new dealership at Moccasin Road and Interstate 135 within the next 60 days. The new facility will be between 90,000 and 100,000 square feet and bring an additional 10 to 15 jobs to the...

By Cristina Janney McPherson Sentinel, Managing Editor Posted Oct. 6, 2014 @ 8:35 am Viega announced Friday it will build a new 80,000-square-foot addition to its facility in McPherson. The building will include a manufacturing hall for metal fittings and office space. Ground will be broken on the facility...

Hospira announces investment in McPherson facility Hospira Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced an investment in its McPherson, Kansas, facility that will result in 150 jobs and $120 million in capital improvements at the site during the...

NCRA Plans for New Coker  NCRA has announced that it will build a new Delayed Coking Unit (Coker) at its McPherson Kansas refinery. This $555 million investment in NCRA’s future will replace the current Coker which has served the refinery since 1952. "The timing is right for...

McPherson, Kansas, has earned the CompetitiveReady Seal by passing a rigorous test of the city’s capacity to sustain business development. Located between Wichita and Salina, the city of 14,000 boasts more than 50 industries, including Johns Manville, CertainTeed Corp, Hospira and National Cooperative Refinery Association. Industrial...

The “Tin Lizzie”, favored nickname for Henry Ford’s original Model T, never looked so good as when it joins other classic beauties going through the Auto Restoration Program at McPherson College. The College is the only post secondary school in the U.S. offering a 4-year...