Great Bend is a vibrant community of around 16,000 people located in the heart of America; near the geographical center of Kansas. The central location of the city allows for short travel to anywhere in the state, including Wichita and Kansas City. Denver is also just a mere six hours drive away.
The people of Great Bend enjoy conveniences of a larger city, like first rate educational, medical and recreation facilities. For all of the large city conveniences the community still retains its small-town sensibilities and values. Those sensibilities and values have given rise to innovators and entrepreneurs who have shaped the modern world.
Companies in Great Bend enjoy an adaptable and hard working regional labor pool of close to 30,000. Through partnerships with Barton Community College and the State of Kansas, the community has the ability to rapidly train or retain the existing workforce to meet the needs of business.
Highway US-56/KS-156 and highway K-96/US-281 run directly through Great Bend allowing for ease of travel.
I-70 is located just 40 minutes away from the Great Bend city center.
The City of Great Bend operates the municipal airport 2 miles west of Great Bend at the industrial park. Great Bend Municipal Airport is a full ILS airport with an 8,000 foot concrete runway plus a 4,700 foot crosswind runway. Its self service fueling station attracts planes from all over the Midwest to stop and fuel up en route to their destinations. The airport fire station is equipped with a crash/fire rescue apparatus.
60 miles away in Hays, KS is a regional airport and 113 miles away in Wichita, KS is a national airport.
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