Industry diversification boosts McPherson economy

By: AP
By: AP

McPHERSON, Kan. (AP) _ Amid a faltering U.S. economy, McPherson
has more jobs than people to do them in this city where farmland
and oil fields blend with industry.

Even during the Great Depression jobs were available in
McPherson County, where oil was being discovered. Today, the
McPherson Industrial Development Co. is poised to survive another
national economic turmoil.

The development group's executive director, Marvin Peters, says
the community is plotting now to find more workers. Close to 30
percent of the community's workers come from outside the county.

McPherson is a community of about 14,000 people that boasts more
than 56 industries.

More than 50 years ago, civic leaders realized that agriculture
and oil wouldn't be enough to sustain the city in the future and
founded McPherson Industrial Development.
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Information from: The Hutchinson News, http://www.hutchnews.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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