Resource extraction has been a staple of the Liberal, Kansas economy for more than 90 years.
Liberal is the long established hub of oil and gas activity among the regional trade centers. There are over 100 oil and gas companies and industry support companies within 10 miles of city limits. Infrastructure, oilfield services and experienced labor are in place and ready to go.
Aside from oil and gas, the ethanol production industry partners with agriculture, buying corn from farmers and selling waste as livestock feed. Arkalon Energy, the Liberal location of Conestoga Energy Partners, produces 110,000,000 gallons of ethanol a year.
Most recently, Liberal has been designated a Union Pacific wind distribution center for wind turbine components and is ideally located for further wind energy endeavors in manufacturing, operations & maintenance and transportation. For more about wind energy, click here.
Local infrastructure includes easy highway, railroad and air access along with two municipal industrial parks. Seward County Community College / Area Technical School offers workforce development programs as well as degrees in corrosion technology, process technology, machine tool technology, welding and more.
The City of Liberal, Kansas welcomes new energy businesses and encourages inquiries into our industrial parks and possible incentive packages.
Seward County Community College / Area Technical School is 33rd in The Washington Monthly’s America’s 50 Best Community Colleges!