Wamego's success as a community can be attributed to many factors: strategic location, proximity to larger urban areas, and the quality of its citizens.
Heavy and light manufacturing form the core of the Wamego economy. This is bolstered by area agriculture, value-added ag product development and production, regional retail and financial services, an excellent health care and educational system and continually developing arts, entertainment and recreational attractions.
This vibrant, progressive small city in Northeast Kansas in Pottawatomie County is advantageously located at the junction of US Highways 24 and 99. Wamego lies only 12 minutes east of Manhattan and 30 minutes west of the state capital in Topeka. Wamego is located only a few minutes north of Interstate 70 along the banks of the Kansas River.
Mere minutes from:
Two growing regional trade centers
Two major universities
Two community colleges
An excellent trade school
6 million vehicles traveling Interstate 70
One to three hours from:
5 million customers including 6 metro areas
Retail Pull Factor 2nd in the State of Kansas
Economic Vitality Rank 3rd of 105 counties
Population Growth 15% from 1990 to 2000
44,000 + highly trained regional workforce,