Governor Sam Brownback is encouraging Kansas business owners to expand their enterprises and create new ones.
Governor Brownback met with entrepreneurs from around the state yesterday at the annual Small Business Day event organized by National Federation of Independent Business. The association includes 4,000 Kansas companies.
Brownback says the state's economy is still recovering from downturns in small aircraft manufacturing but is on a strong footing for growth.
Bombardier Inc. announced Thursday that it laid off 620 people in Wichita. The layoffs took effect that same morning. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…
Bombardier says it's going to layoff about 1,000 employees from its Learjet business in 2015, including the 620 in Wichita. The Montreal-based company said the cuts are due to weak demand for the Learjet 85 business jet, despite a predicted rebound in the small- and medium-sized business jet market this year.
Gas prices are lower than they have been for years. On Jan.7th, you can pay $1.70 a gallon at several Wichita stations. There is hope that low prices will be a boom to the economy, but as KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports, the oil industry in Kansas is treading water.
"Kansas operators are price takers, not price makers," Jon Callen, Edmiston Oil Company President, says. "We just have to accept whatever the world price is going to be. If we lost total Kansas (oil) production, the world would never even notice it."
A recent report from Creighton University indicates that a nine state Midwestern region will see a boost to their economies in the first half of 2015. As KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports, Kansas is leading the pack…
The number of homeless students in Kansas public schools continued an upward trend during the 2013-2014 school year, according to a report issued by the Kansas Department of Education. The problem is seen in 155 school districts.