City struggles with surge of employees

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August 30, 2019 - 4:57 PM

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — At the start of each day, the city of Edgerton’s population nearly triples.

Around 4,500 employees travel to the community at the southwest corner of Johnson County each day — jumping off of Interstate 35 or driving along green farm fields and waiting for trains to pass — on their way to one of the fastest growing business parks in the country. Along with a new workforce, in the past six years Logistics Park Kansas City has attracted $1.1 billion in private investment, from industry giants such as Amazon, UPS and Hostess.

But community leaders say there’s not much keeping those thousands of employees around after they clock out.

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