With all Wichita has done, it may not be enough.
Posts tagged as “Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition”
A research project by The Brookings Institution illustrates the poor performance of the Wichita-area economy.
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: Can we reform economic development in Wichita to give us the growth we need?
A new law in Kansas may provide opportunities for better enforcement of the Kansas Open Records Act.
If we in Kansas and Wichita wonder why our economic growth is slow and our economic development programs don't seem to be producing results, there is data to tell us why: Our tax rates are too high.
Private sector job growth in the Wichita area is improving, but lags behind local government employment growth.
As part of a plan for spending a dedicated tax revenue stream, the Wichita city council should include disclosure of spending. It would fulfill a campaign promise.
Based on events in Wichita, the Wall Street Journal wrote "What Americans seem to want most from government these days is equal treatment. They increasingly realize that powerful government nearly always helps the powerful ..." But Wichita's elites don't seem to understand this.
Wichita has stepped up with cash for incentives when needed, contrary to complaints of economic development officials.
The issue of awarding an economic development incentive reveals much as to why the Wichita-area economy has not grown.
In Wichita and Sedgwick County, can we run government like a business? Should we even try? Do our leaders think there is a difference?
The Wichita City Council can decide to disclose how taxpayer money is spent, or let it remain being spent in secret.
The City of Wichita wishes to preserve the many economic development incentives it has at its disposal.
Not all candidates for Wichita city offices support citizens' right to know how taxpayer money is spent.
Citizens want to trust their hometown newspaper as a reliable source of information. The Wichita Eagle has not only fallen short of this goal, it seems to have abandoned it.
As Wichita voters consider promises of transparency and reporting regarding job creation, the city fails to make even the most basic information available.
In a poll, about one-third of Wichita voters support local governments using taxpayer money to provide subsidies to certain businesses for economic development.
The Wichita City Council will consider a proposal from a consultant to "facilitate a community conversation for the creation of a new economic development diversification plan for the greater Wichita region." Haven't we been down this road before?
As part of the campaign for a proposed Wichita sales tax, the city says that debt is bad. But actions the city has taken have caused debt levels to rise, and projections are for further increases.
Boosters of the proposed Wichita sales tax promise transparency. But Wichita has not delivered on that in the past, and still rebuffs the public's right to know.