Gov. Sam Brownback has unveiled a new program intended to bring new economic development to financially struggling metropolitan areas in Kansas.
Brownback said Thursday his Urban Opportunity Zone initiative will offer tax breaks and other financial incentives to people who start small businesses or other economic activities. The program is similar to the governor's Rural Opportunity Zone program.
Officials with Textron and the Machinists union resumed contract negotiations this week and have agreed on a contract that combines the two separate local unions of Beechcraft Corporation and Cessna Aircraft under a single labor agreement. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more...
Wichita home sales should rise by nearly seven percent next year according to Wichita State University’s Housing Market Forecast. As KMUW’s Aileen LeBlanc reports, statewide home prices could also be on the rise…
State Treasurer Ron Estes says the Kansas Cash booth at this year's state fair resulted in more than $750,000 dollars in unclaimed property being returned to its rightful owners. The treasurer says the number of people stopping at the booth and searing for missing money in a computerized database this year was far greater than in recent years.
An oil refinery's $555 million expansion project is proving to be a boost to McPherson's economy.
The National Cooperative Refinery Association oil refinery is replacing its coker, which converts some residual oil into higher-value products. The project has brought cranes to the city's skyline, one of them as high as 530 feet tall.
NCRA spokesman Vince Bengston says the project should conclude by late September.