On June 14, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall held a business roundtable at Fort Scott Community College with leaders of the Bourbon and Allen county communities to hear about the concerns, issues and opportunities of both counties.
Many of those in attendance cited a lack of skilled workforce and people qualified to fill the jobs available but praised both Fort Scott and Allen County Community Colleges for working together and striving to offer programs that provide training to fill jobs in the region.
The closure of the century-old Fort Scott hospital in 2018 sparked conversation of healthcare in Bourbon County and access to care for residents in the community.
Following the roundtable, the Congressman participated in a tour of ReproLogix and learned about the company’s industry-leading work in livestock reproduction.