Business http://kmuw.org en UPDATE: Dillons To Close Two Under-Performing Grocery Stores Later This Month http://kmuw.org/post/update-dillons-close-two-under-performing-grocery-stores-later-month <p></p><p><em><strong>Updated on 07/08/2014&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two </span>Dillons<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grocery stores in Wichita that have been open since the 1960's will close this month. </span>KMUW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Abigail Wilson reports....</span></p><p></p><p>A Dillons store near 13th and Woodlawn and another at Harry and Broadway will shut their doors July 19.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:12:08 +0000 Abigail Wilson 37082 at http://kmuw.org UPDATE: Dillons To Close Two Under-Performing Grocery Stores Later This Month Supporters Seek To Turn Defunct Greyhound Park Into Casino http://kmuw.org/post/supporters-seek-turn-defunct-greyhound-park-casino <p>Supporters of a bid to bring a casino to southeast Kansas say the long-closed Camptown Greyhound Park could be converted quickly into a gambling facility if state regulators approve.</p><p>The park has applied to the Kansas Lottery Commission for the lone remaining casino slot. That slot has gone unfilled since the state legalized casino gambling in 2007.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:43:20 +0000 Associated Press 37060 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Has No Plans To End Interstate Business Incentives Policy http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-has-no-plans-end-interstate-business-incentives-policy <p>Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George says the state has no plans to follow Missouri’s offer of a truce over the fierce competition for businesses in the Kansas City area, though he says he’s willing to talk.</p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill Tuesday that would prohibit Missouri from offering incentives to businesses that relocate from one of four Kansas counties to any of four Missouri counties in the Kansas City area.</p><p>Kansas needs to take similar steps for Missouri’s bill to take effect, and that is far from certain.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:37:39 +0000 Associated Press 36847 at http://kmuw.org With Odds Against Them, Local Small Businesses Have Help http://kmuw.org/post/odds-against-them-local-small-businesses-have-help <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starting a small business is hard, and keeping it going is even harder. It’s estimated that only one in three make it to the 10-year mark. But an organization in Wichita is helping both new and existing businesses keep their dreams alive.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a hot, blacktop parking lot, Summer Guerrero greets one of her regulars. She’s owned After Hours Auto Repair in Southwest Wichita with her husband Mark for seven years.</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sean Sandefur 36330 at http://kmuw.org With Odds Against Them, Local Small Businesses Have Help Bombardier To Lay Off 200 Workers http://kmuw.org/post/bombardier-lay-200-workers <p>Aircraft maker Bombardier says it will lay off about 200 workers in Wichita.</p><p>The company says this will affect about 70 contract and temporary workers, 100 permanent employees, and about 40 who will be reassigned.</p><p>The Learjet 85 made its first flight in early April.</p><p>The company had hoped to put it into service this year.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:18:48 +0000 Associated Press 35772 at http://kmuw.org Overland Park-Based Sprint Will Pay The FCC $7.5 Million In Do-Not-Call List Settlement http://kmuw.org/post/overland-park-based-sprint-will-pay-fcc-75-million-do-not-call-list-settlement <p>The Federal Communications Commission said Monday that <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/document/sprint-pay-record-75m-resolve-do-not-call-investigation">Sprint Corp. will pay $7.5 million in the largest Do-Not-Call settlement to date</a>, for failing to honor customer requests to opt out of phone and text marketing communications.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 16:47:42 +0000 Kate Clause & Associated Press 34728 at http://kmuw.org Overland Park-Based Sprint Will Pay The FCC $7.5 Million In Do-Not-Call List Settlement Report: Kansas Needs To Make More Spending Cuts To Offset Tax Cuts http://kmuw.org/post/report-kansas-needs-make-more-spending-cuts-offset-tax-cuts <p>Moody’s Investors Service says Kansas will need to make more spending cuts to offset tax cuts that have sharply reduced state revenues.</p><p>Moody's downgraded Kansas bonds last month on the same day the state announced April revenue collections fell $93 million below estimates. Moody’s says most of the state’s revenue shortfall was because less money was collected in individual income taxes.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:36:38 +0000 Associated Press 34428 at http://kmuw.org Newton City-County Airport To House New ABI Chemical Facility http://kmuw.org/post/newton-city-county-airport-house-new-abi-chemical-facility <p>A Wichita-based aerospace company has chosen to move north to Newton with its chemical subsidiary.</p><p>Aviation Business International will house its ABI Chemicals division in a 20,000-square-foot facility at the Newton City-County Airport.</p><p>The ABI Group of Companies supplies products to airlines worldwide, including Delta, Air France and British Airways.</p><p>The new plant will produce next-generation coatings used in aerospace manufacturing processes. The coatings are being developed in conjunction with Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:23:03 +0000 Associated Press 33494 at http://kmuw.org Textron Aviation To Cut 575 Jobs In Kansas http://kmuw.org/post/textron-aviation-cut-575-jobs-kansas <p></p><p></p><p>A total of 750 employees of the newly created Textron Aviation were told on Wednesday morning that they are to be laid off. The announcement came in the form of letters sent to employees. The bulk of the cuts—575—will be to salaried and hourly employees currently working in Wichita and Independence, Kan. The layoffs will take place over the next 60 days.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:15:08 +0000 Sean Sandefur 33439 at http://kmuw.org Textron Aviation To Cut 575 Jobs In Kansas Wire And Cable Manufacturer Southwire Closing Coffeyville Plant http://kmuw.org/post/wire-and-cable-manufacturer-southwire-closing-coffeyville-plant <p>Southwire LLC says it's closing the company's plant in Coffeyville and laying off nearly 200 workers.</p><p>A spokesman for the Georgia-based company says the layoffs will be spread over several months before the plant closes in March of 2015.</p><p>The company is shifting some of its operations after a recent merger, which prompted closing in Coffeyville.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:55:24 +0000 Associated Press 32106 at http://kmuw.org