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Are more organizations supporting the proposed sales tax?

The Chamber’s Board of Directors recently announced their support of the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans will vote on this issue on November 4. During the next few months Chamber members will utilize the blog to provide commentary ...

Update to Jobs Plan Available

Several of our blog postings in May included a link to an 18-page Jobs Plan about accelerating the community’s competitiveness for primary jobs. Input from the community, business leaders, and the City Council has recently been incorporated ...

Your Input Sought on Proposed Sales Tax, 2015 City Budget

“Building a Better Future” sets stage for community conversationsWichita City Council members are hosting a series of community meetings starting this week so residents can provide input on a proposed sales tax and the City’s 2015 ...

Should Wichita support startup companies?

By Phyllis RobertsonThe answer is an absolute and unequivocal yes! Entrepreneurism is a critical catalyst for the economy. Studies show that startups account for about 70% of job creation globally, and in some markets, that figure grows as high as ...

We’re seeking your input on jobs plan

Wayne Chambers(reprint of guest editorial published in the Wichita Business Journal May 16, 2014)Wichita and surrounding communities lost one in ten jobs during the recent recession. This does not include the full impact of Boeing leaving and the ...

Jobs Fund Proposal initiates needed community discussion

Several City Council members expressed their appreciation yesterday for the work that has been done to prepare the Jobs Fund Plan titled, Will Wichita Accelerate Competition for Primary Jobs? Time for a Community Discussion. The Plan was presented ...

Will Wichita Accelerate Competition for Primary Jobs?

Gary SchmittGary Schmitt, Chairman of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC), will present a Jobs Fund Plan to members of the Wichita City Council during a workshop held later this morning. The workshop takes place following the ...

Chamber's speaker, Jim Clifton, provides inspiration for Junior Achievement

It was my pleasure to attend the annual Junior Achievement (JA) Wichita Business Hall of Fame event that took place on March 11 at the Hyatt. JA inducted three well-known Wichita business leaders to the Hall of Fame and you can read more about them ...

Economic Development Feasibility Analysis

Gary PlummerAt its first meeting more than a year ago, the Leadership Council chose Growing Primary Jobs as its top priority along with two other priorities: 1) Diversification through Entrepreneurship and 2) Enhance Educational Attainment and ...

February 6 Chairman’s Lunch Focused on Wichita’s Economic Recovery

We were pleased to have a SOLD OUT crowd attend our annual Chairman’s Lunch last Thursday. The discussion-style format provided some great insight into how our local leadership views the need to strengthen our local economy. Both The Wichita ...
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