Positive job growth rate places Lyon County sixth in state of Kansas Featured

Positive job growth rate places Lyon County sixth in state of Kansas KVOE File Photo

Employment is on the rise in Lyon County, and the growth is evident by a recent report from Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas President Kent Heerman.

During the RDA's monthly meeting Friday morning Heerman reported on a 7.2 percent job growth according to a recent report published by Garner Economics of Atlanta, GA. The percentage equivalates to a total of 1,012 new jobs in Lyon between 2013 and 2018.

Heerman says this is a great sign the RDA's recruitment and retention efforts are working.

 

Heerman believes certain new initiatives, such as Ignite Emporia, will help with continuing this positive trend.

 

In 2018 Lyon County had over 15,000 individuals currently employed according to the report from Garner Economics. The growth rate places Lyon County sixth in terms of job growth in the entire state of Kansas. Morris County also saw a 7.2 percent increase between 2013 and 2018.

Chase County had the highest growth rate in the KVOE listening area with a 35.2 percent increase between 2013 and 2018. Greenwood, Coffey and Osage counties all had negative increases. Osage with -0.4 percent, Greenwood with -1 percent and Coffey with the lowest of all area counties with -16.9 percent. Wabaunsee County had the third-highest increase with 2 percent.

For more information click here to view the report.

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