Wyandotte County gets nod for creating more jobs than other Kansas counties
30 Jun 2014
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Wyandotte County created more jobs last year than most other counties in the metro area, according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Firms have been hiring in the industrial districts of Kansas City, Kan. Best Harvest, a baker that provides buns for fast food restaurants, is one of the firms planning to expand and add workers.
For the fourth quarter of last year, jobs in Wyandotte County increased by nearly 3.5 percent. That’s nearly twice the national average.
Economic development experts say many of the new jobs are coming out of the manufacturing sector. A central industrial park is expected to create 2,000 new jobs in Kansas City, Kan., and more than a million square feet of new industrial plants.