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Old 09-04-2007, 09:42 PM
Location: Michigan
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What kind of information can anyone give me about the job market in Kansas? What about property prices? I am looking to move from Michigan becuase of the auto industry and want to find work and hunting land. I always read about the big Kansas Whitetail Bucks, and would like to see it for myself. I am also looking at maybe moving to Wyoming, Idaho, or Montana.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:37 PM
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Overall the job market is stable. Not a lot of growth, but no significant decline either. It depends upon the industry really. If you're looking to stay in the auto industry, employment in that sector may be found in the Kansas City area, but no where else in the state. Wichita is a significant manufacturing center for the production of aircraft, and the industry is doing relatively well right now. I suppose someone with an auto industry background may be suited for a job in the aircraft industry possibly, so that is always an option. Other than that, there are not a lot of significant manufacturing industries in the state.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:03 AM
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I think it depends on where you consider on moving to - Where I resided, there wasn't much work, unless you wanted to slaughter the cattle in the meat packing plants.

Again with property, it depends on where.......Some places are cheap, some cost more....
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:38 PM
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Eastern Kansas is very rich in whitetail dear, every so often you get to be up close and personal with one, on the front of your car. Early morning and late evening is the best time to see them. They like to cross the road without notice. Most highway departments post signs in the worst areas. The job market is better in the northeast part of the state, however teachers and nurses can find work most anywhere.
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:41 PM
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Most all cities over 5000 have some type of industry, but typically with small employment levels (less than 100 per operation). There are numerous operations in food production due to raw material availability. Other than the aircraft industry in Wichita, employment at manufacturers is stable and skilled workers in cnc machining and welding are in demand. The aircraft industry has recoverd from a significant downturn a few years ago. The long range forecast for aircraft is good, typically with good benefits. If you are willing to break a sweat, you can live and work anywhere in Kansas.

There is no area in Kansas comparable to the Detroit area. Kansan's will look you in the eye, speak their mind, and respect others thoughts and property.

Rural properties would not be considered expensive, however with the up turn in agricultural commodity prices, expect doubling of land prices in the next year.

Deer, way too many.

Last edited by meemapeepa; 09-29-2007 at 02:44 PM.. Reason: spelling
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