A presentation by the City of Wichita regarding IRBs is good as far as it goes, which is not far enough.
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The conversion of a medical facility should receive city scrutiny due to tax breaks granted based on its original use.
Unlike the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County has kept track of its tax exemptions.
A Wichita Eagle headline reads "Wichita aircraft supplier plans 45 new jobs with $7.5 million bond request," but important information is buried and incomplete.
A look at some of the large economic development programs in Wichita and Kansas.
If a newspaper is going to write a news story, it might as well take a moment to copy and paste information from a city council agenda packet. Especially when what is missing from the story is perhaps the most important information.
How much, if anything, do tax abatements cost?
A project in Wichita received substantial subsidy from taxpayers. How have public policy issues been reported?
Following the Wichita Mayor, the Chair of the Sedgwick County Commission speaks on economic development.
The city has finalized a proposal for a development near Naftzger Park. It includes a few new and creative provisions.
A development near downtown Wichita may receive subsidy through four different avenues.
It's good news that Spirit AeroSystems is expanding in Wichita. Let's look at the cost.
The Wichita Business Journal and the City of Wichita team to provide incorrect coverage and missing analysis.
More, but likely not all, of the Cargill incentives will be before the Wichita City Council this week.
Details of the subsidy programs used to keep Cargill in Wichita are starting to take shape.
The City of Wichita says it does not want to use cash incentives for economic development. But a proposal contains just that.
Action the Wichita City Council will consider next week makes one wonder: If downtown Wichita is so great, why does the city have to give away so much?
Several large employers in Wichita ask to avoid paying millions in taxes, which increases the cost of government for everyone else, including young companies struggling to break through.
A downtown Wichita project receives a small benefit from the city, with no mention of the really big money.
The Wichita City Council approves economic development incentives, but citizens should not be proud of the discussion and deliberation.