As Project Wichita gets ready to gather information and set goals, let's be aware that we've done this before, and not long ago.
Posts tagged as “Visioneering”
We can understand self-serving politicians and bureaucrats. It's what they do. But a city's newspaper editorial board ought to be concerned with the truth.
It may be confusing for Wichita voters to determine when a comparison of Wichita to Oklahoma City and Tulsa is valid, and when it is not.
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.
When Wichita voters weigh the plausibility of the city's plans for spending proposed new sales tax revenue, they should remember this is not the first time the city has promised results and accountability.
Former Wichita mayor Bob Knight explains that when he left office in 2003, we were assured we had water for 50 years. What has happened?
The Wichita metropolitan area compares well creating jobs in local government, but trails in private sector jobs.
When a prominent Wichita business executive and civic leader asked for tax relief, his reasoning allows us to more fully understand the city's economic development efforts and nature of the people city hall trusts to lead these endeavors.
A prominent Wichita business uses free markets to justify its request for economic development incentives. A gullible city council buys the argument.
Despite its problematic nature, per capita income in Wichita is used as a benchmark for the economy. It's not moving in the right direction. As Wichita plans its future, leaders need to recognize and understand its recent history.
Compared to peer cities, Wichita performs well in growth of local government jobs, but poorly in creating private sector jobs.
The Wichita City Council regularly awards economic development incentives. Are these incentives helpful, or not?
When it comes to having good conditions to support small businesses, well, Wichita isn’t exactly at the top of the list, according to a new ranking from The Business Journals.
Compared to peer areas, Wichita's record of growth in gross domestic product is similar to that of job creation: Wichita performs poorly.
Compared to a broad group of peer metropolitan areas, Wichita performs very poorly. As Wichita embarks upon a new era of economic development, we need to ask who to trust with this important task.
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: Wichita city and business leaders are likely to ask Wichitans to support a higher sales tax in order to support additional economic development efforts. Should Wichitans vote in favor of this?
Incredibly, a prominent Wichita business uses the free market to justify its request for economic development incentives. A gullible city council buys the argument.
Wichita continues to lag behind its peer cities in job growth, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Data shows that Wichita has not performed well compared to our peer metropolitan areas.
As Wichita considers granting tax relief to a major employer, it becomes more difficult for entrepreneurs and young companies to survive.