Project 17 Looks at Bringing Anti-poverty Program to Neosho County

At a meeting with Chanute community leaders, Project 17 Executive Director Heather Morgan outlined a program that could help bring people out of poverty in Chanute and Neosho County.

“What does poverty have to do with economic development? Everything,” Morgan said.

Morgan said one of the biggest issues facing southeast Kansas is that open jobs are available, but qualified applicants aren’t available to fill the jobs.

“Moving people out of poverty into open jobs is crucial,” she said.

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