In October 2017, Montgomery County learned it was a finalist for a proposed Tyson Foods poultry processing plant. This announcement prompted us to take a look at the overall economic impact poultry could have on our area because a project like this could impact not only local jobs at the poultry processing plant but also benefit our local farmers.

Much of the local corn and soybean production in this area is already going to support the poultry industry in other states.  It is advantageous to attract an industry that will add value to our local commodity in Montgomery County and Kansas. As the demand for poultry increases, there is great potential to grow this agricultural industry in our county and the state of Kansas.

Montgomery County is known for heavy industrial manufacturing. We continue to explore poultry as a way of diversifying the economic makeup of our county.

MCAC moves forward on Strategic Plan

Friday, January 18, 2019

Montgomery County Action Council (MCAC) has hired Ady Advantage to prepare a Strategic Economic Development plan for Montgomery County.  In the fall of 2018, MCAC was...
WSU employment forecast projects job growth in 2019

Thursday, November 22, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research released it's annual employment forecast for Kansas and Wichita. The forecast projects the state...
New KANSASWORKS App Launches Today

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

TOPEKA – To better assist job seekers with finding great employment in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Commerce and KANSASWORKS are pleased to introduce the...
SEK Day on the Hill--Jan 31

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Please join us on January 31, 2019, at the Celtic Fox in Topeka for Southeast Kansas Day on the Hill starting at 7:30 a.m.  Come...
Citizens Tour the Poultry Industry in Arkansas

Monday, July 16, 2018

Montgomery County citizens traveled to Springdale, Arkansas in June to further explore the poultry industry.  During the two day tour, the group toured the Tyson...