Agriculture was the first industry in Liberal, Kansas. Deep well irrigation, moderate weather, good soil and uninterrupted plains create an ideal environment for raising livestock and producing crops.
The energy industry thrives in Liberal, Kansas, whether alternative or traditional.
Liberal, Kansas serves as a retail destination for rural consumers from the corners of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico.
In the heart of the central U.S. wind corridor, Liberal, Kansas has excellent highway, railroad and air access. Liberal is on both Highway 54 and Highway 83 and is a designated Union Pacific wind distribution center.
National Helium opened in Liberal, Kansas in 1963 and is the largest helium plant in the world.