From the Wichita Pachyderm Club: Speakers promoting the saving of the Century II convention and performing arts center in downtown Wichita.
Posts published by “Bob Weeks”
This year’s results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) hold little good news. Following, the Center for Education Reform summarizes.
Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell urges Wichitans to reach out to him with questions through email and social media.
For the Wichita metropolitan area in September 2019, the labor force is up, the number of unemployed persons is down, the unemployment rate is down, and the number of people working is up when compared to the same month one year ago. Seasonal data shows small increases in labor force and jobs from August.
The unemployment rate for Wichita and the nation is nearly equal over the last eight years. Job growth for Wichita, however, has been much slower than the nation, and the labor force for Wichita is actually smaller than in January 2011. This is what has led to a low unemployment rate in Wichita: Slow job growth paired with a declining labor force.
Given recent data and the CEDBR forecasts, Wichita's momentum is a slowly growing economy, with the rate of growth declining.
From the Wichita Pachyderm Club: Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, President of Friends University. Her topic was “The Role of Friends University in Our Community.” This audio presentation or podcast was recorded on October 25, 2019.
From the Wichita Pachyderm Club: Alan Cobb, President and Chief Executive officer, Kansas Chamber of Commerce.
Looking at the number of government employees in proportion to population, Kansas has many compared to other states, and especially so in education.
Examining job creation in Wichita as compared to the state and the nation.
An ad from the Jeff Longwell for Mayor Committee contains a false claim.
Employment fell and the labor force rose, both by small amounts, in Kansas in September 2019 compared to the prior month. Kansas employment continued a trend of accelerating job growth in recent months and has matched the national rate for year-over-year growth.
From New Symposium Society: Language Matters
In 2014 the City of Wichita advised spending millions on a water project, but it wasn't for the main water treatment plant replacement, and it wasn't financed with debt.
From the Wichita Pachyderm Club this week: Wichita city council candidates from district 2. This audio presentation or podcast was recorded on October 11, 2019.