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Local Government Emergency Management 101 Part Two By City Manager Nick Hernadez | July 31, 2023
City Manager Nick Hernandez's much-anticipated second installment of his informative three-part series titled "Local Government Emergency Management 101" was recently published in the July 2023 issue of the Kansas Government Journal. In part two, Nick navigates the reader through Resource Management and Mutual Aid Agreements, Local Government Responsibilities, and provides a list of Local Agencies and Nongovernmental Organizations that extend their support in times of need. To view the article, visit: Local Government Emergency Management Part 2
The Perks of Rural Practice By City Attorney Paige Bangerter Gilmore | June 14, 2023
City Attorney Paige Bangerter Gilmore recently wrote an article titled “The Perks of Rural Practice” published by the Kansas Bar Journal. In the article, Paige talks about her background in becoming an attorney, providing the community with quality legal services, her love and dedication to the community of Dodge City, and much more. To view the article, visit: https://www.dodgecity.org/DocumentCenter/View/11309/Bangerter-Law-Article
This article was originally published in the Kansas Bar Journal, May-June 2023, Vol. 92, No. 3, and is posted with the permission of the Kansas Bar Association.
Ford County Ranks Top Five in Manufacturing | May 17, 2023
Ford County recently ranked in the top five Manufacturing counties in the entire state according to Kansas Industry Drivers magazine from the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR) and Wichita State University (WSU). Other counties in the top five included Sedgwick County, Johnson County, Wyandotte County, and Shawnee County.
Ford County also had the highest Employment LQ surpassing Sedgwick County, Johnson County, Wyandotte County, and Shawnee County. Currently, Ford County has an Employment LQ of 4.25, which is four times the national average. The location quotient (LQ) is a way to measure the relative concentration within the area. As a result, we have the 4th highest annual wages out of the top manufacturing counties in Kansas.
Ford County is currently ranked 1st in the Southwest Kansas Region with the highest Employment, Employment LQ, and Average Wage. This information establishes Ford County as the leading Manufacturing county in Southwest Kansas. In addition, the information indicates that Ford County will continue growing and provide great-paying jobs.
To view the information, visit: https://www.dodgecity.org/DocumentCenter/View/11296/WSU-Industry-Driver-report-2023--161742
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