The McPherson Industrial Development Company (MIDC) was organized and incorporated to place special emphasis on the recruitment of industry to the area. Thus began an effort that has burgeoned into an industrial base of over fifty industries in this progressive Kansas town of 14,000.

With the support of local government leaders and a municipal electric utility, McPherson has become perhaps the most industrialized “per-capita”, industry-friendly community in the State of Kansas. McPherson industries enjoy the lowest electric rates in the state, rates that rival even those of hydro-electric utilities elsewhere in the nation. Large industrial users commonly enjoy electric rates less than four cents per kilowatt hour, including demand charge. MIDC continues in its role as the official industrial recruitment and expansion arm of the City of McPherson.