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: Cowley College and Southwestern College. Located in Arkansas City, Cowley College is a public two-year community college offering over 80 degree possibilities to over 4,500 enrolled students. Located in Southwestern College is a private four-year institution located in Winfield offering more than 40 undergraduate degrees and six graduate programs.