James Chung

Wichita and Midwest income

Wichita and Midwest income

A look at income in Wichita compared to other Midwest cities. How much do Wichitans earn at their jobs, compared to other cities? This data is of interest as recently James Chung told an audience that "average income" is $10,000 higher in Midwest comparable cities than in Wichita. He didn't define the term "income," he didn't define the comparable cities, and he didn't provide any sources of data. But mention of this is a good time to look at income in Wichita and other cities. Occupational salaries The Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor,…
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Greater Wichita Partnership

Greater Wichita Partnership

Greater Wichita Partnership features untruthful information on its website, which casts doubt on the reliability of the organization and the City of Wichita. Greater Wichita Partnership uses the url of its predecessor, the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, or GWEDC. GWP is in charge of efforts to develop the economy in the greater Wichita area. It describes itself as "a driving force in building a remarkable city and region."[1. Greater Wichita Partnership. About us. http://www.gwedc.org/about_us/about_us.] But there is a problem. Based on the information GWP makes available on the front page of its website, I don't have much confidence in…
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Wichita’s growth in gross domestic product

Wichita’s growth in gross domestic product

An interactive visualization of gross domestic product for metropolitan areas. Gross domestic product is the sum of the value of all goods and services produced for a period of time. The Bureau of Economic Analysis makes this statistic available for metropolitan areas. GDP is not the only way to measure the economic health of a region, but it is one way. I've gathered the data and made it available in an interactive visualization. When using the visualization you may select total GDP, or GDP for private industry or government alone. You may select any number of metropolitan areas to appear…
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