With concentrations such as workforce training, entrepreneurial growth and business development, it’s no wonder why businesses are prospering in Cowley County, a semi-rural county that is adjacent to the Wichita metropolitan area. The county is known as a longtime leader in plastics manufacturing, aviation, and food processing with companies like GE Aviation, Ferguson Enterprises, and Creekstone Farms.
Cowley County is home to two higher education learning institutions; Southwestern College and Cowley College. Located in Winfield, Southwestern College is a private four-year institution offering more than 40 undergraduate degrees and six graduate programs. Cowley College is a public two-year community college located in Arkansas City offering over 80 degree possibilities to over 4,500 enrolled students.