Personal income in Wichita and Kansas has declined.
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There is a movement to increase the transparency of government in Kansas, but there's much to be done, starting with attitudes.
The use of PEAK, a Kansas economic development incentive program, varies widely among counties.
An interactive visualization of data regarding PEAK (Promoting Employment Across Kansas), an economic development incentive program. PEAK, or Promoting Employment Across Kansas, is an economic…
The evaluation of economic development incentives in Wichita and Kansas requires thinking at the margin, not the entirety.
The Wichita City Council approves economic development incentives, but citizens should not be proud of the discussion and deliberation.
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: Can we reform economic development in Wichita to give us the growth we need?
Having contributed $5,000 to persuade Wichita voters to raise the sales tax, a company now seeks exemption from paying any sales tax.
An incentives deal for a Wichita company illustrates a capacity problem and the need for reform.
Wichita politicians, economic development officials, and civic leaders bemoan the lack of incentives Wichita can offer. A deal under consideration illustrates what is really available.
The Kansas STAR bonds program provides a mechanism for spending by autopilot, without specific appropriation by the legislature.
Claims of a reformed economic development process if Wichita voters approve a sales tax must be evaluated in light of past practice and the sameness of the people in charge. If these leaders are truly interested in reforming Wichita's economic development machinery and processes, they could have started years ago using the generous incentives we already have.
The case of Beechcraft and economic development incentives holds several lessons as Wichita considers a new tax with a portion devoted to incentives.