Western Kansas residents have long been accustomed to traveling for for their needs: retail shopping, entertainment, employment, etc. The 9 county Ellis County Labor Basin, defined as the counties surrounding Ellis, makes up the bulk of our commuting workforce. 65% of the labor pool would commute up to 30 minutes each way per day, and 21% would commute 45 minutes each way. Willingness to commute was influenced by wages paid. The full report can be found as a pdf file under the Labor Basin Report.