Montgomery County passes an ordinance to bring in more jobs


Montgomery County commissioners pass an ordinance designed to help lure more jobs.

Last week, the commission passed a county wide neighborhood revitalization program. It offers tax incentives to those investing in certain forms of agricultural improvements, like buildings. The goal is to make it easier to develop poultry farms for the potential tyson facility.

Montgomery County Action Council Executive Director Trisha Purdon says that process is still ongoing. She says a group from Montgomery County met with Tyson officials in June and toured facilities in Arkansas.

And, along with that, the community is still working with Wichita State University on an economic impact study, which is about half completed. Purdon says once that’s done, they’ll likely hold more community meetings later this fall.

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