WaKeeney
Local Economic Development Organization
Name:Trego County Economic Development
Address:216 North Main Street
City:WaKeeney
State:KS
Zip:67672
Phone:785-743-5787
Phone:785-743-8134
Fax:785-743-5530
Email:tregocoed@ruraltel.net
WWW:www.tregocountyks.com
Contact Name:Charlene Neish
 
City Information
Name:WaKeeney
State:KS
Population:1,881
Unemployment Rate:3.3% as of June, 2007
Underemployment:
39% of Household incomes below $25,000/yr
Closings:
Call Center Closed in 1999. (40-45 employees) Recent Hogelands Market closing resulting in full-time and part-time job loss.
Average HS SAT:N/A
Average HS ACT:22.8
Labor Market:
Labor force in Trego County is 1,715 as of June 2007. THe total labor force including the four surrounding counties is 20,636 and with many residents willing to travel, this increases the pool of possible employees.
Male Demographics:
Female Demographics:
Call Center Wage:
The mean wage of area 1 (62 counties, including WaKeeney) for telemarketers is $10.26 hourly rate. The median wage is $9.73.
Commute Time:
Less than 5 minutes - 27.6% 5-9 minutes - 31.7% 10-14 minutes 9.8% 15-19 minutes 3.4% 20-24 minutes 7.5%
Total Call Centers/Back Office Operations in Area:
0
Total Call Center/Back Office Employment in Area:
0
Call Center Overview:
WaKeeney supported the previous call center and we have no other call center located in the county.
Colleges
High School/College/Univ:Trego Community High School
Undergraduate Enrollment:136
Total Annual Graduates:33
WWW:www.tregoeagles.com
 
Military Bases
Military Base Name:N/A
 
Employment/Staffing Agencies
Name:Hays Workforce Center
Address:332 E. 8th St., Hays, KS 67601
Phone:785-625-5654
Fax:785-625-0092
Email:plashell@kansascommerce.com
WWW:www.kansascommerce.com
Contact Name:Phyllis LaShell
 
Local Exchange Carriers
Name:Rural Telephone/Nex-Tech
Phone:785-421-2916
Fax:785-421-2917
Email:rts@ruraltel.net
WWW:www.ruraltelephone.com
Contact Name:Tony Poore
Central Office Address:145 N Main
Central Office City:Lenora
Central Office State:KS
Central Office Zip:67645
 
Interexchange Carriers
Name:Rural Telephone/Nex-Tech
Contact Name:Tony Poore
Phone:877-743-7872
Email:rts@ruraltel.net
WWW:www.ruraltelephone.com
Point of Presence Address:137 N Main
Point of Presence City:WaKeeney
Point of Presence State:KS
Point of Presence Zip:67672
Services:
Internet Services, Local Service, Cellular, Cable Television, VoIP
 
Name:Eagle Communications INC
Contact Name:Bonnie Windholz
Phone:785-743-5616
Fax:785-743-2694
Email:support@eaglecom.net
WWW:www.eaglecom.net
Point of Presence Address:415 Barclay
Point of Presence City:WaKeeney
Point of Presence State:KS
Point of Presence Zip:67672
Services:
Eagle Cable TV, Internet & Voice-WaKeeney
 
Internet Service Providers
Name:Rural Telephone/Nex-Tech
Address:137 N Main Street
City:WaKeeney
State:KS
Zip:67672
Phone:785-743-2747
Fax:785-743-2777
Email:rts@ruraltelephone.net
WWW:www.ruraltelephone.com
Contact Name:Tony Poore
 
Fiber Optic Availability
Available
Electric Utility
Name:Western Cooperative Electric
Address:635 South 13th St., P.O. Box 278
City:Wakeeney
State:KS
Zip:67672
Phone:800-456-6720
Fax:785-743-2717
Email:western@ruraltel.net
WWW:www.westerncoop.com
Contact Name:Dennis Deines
 
Name:Midwest Energy
Address:415 Barclay
City:WaKeeney
State:KS
Zip:67672
Phone:800-222-3121
Fax:785-625-1494
Email:bmuirhead@mwenergy.com
WWW:www.mwenergy.com
Contact Name:Holly Aschenbrenner
 
Gas Utility
Name:Midwest Energy
Address:415 Barclay
City:WaKeeney
State:KS
Zip:67672
Phone:800-222-3121
Fax:785-743-2676
Email:bmuirhead@mwenergy.com
WWW:www.mwenergy.com
Contact Name:Holly Aschenbrenner