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The latest employment forecast from Wichita State University predicts continued slow job growth in the Wichita area for 2018.

The Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR) updated its fall 2017 forecast on Wednesday. It expects Wichita employment to increase by about 1,200 jobs this year, a growth rate of 0.4 percent. That’s similar to the initial forecast released in October.

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The NCAA tournament is expected to bring in $10 million dollars to Wichita’s economy, according to the city.

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The employment forecast for the Wichita area shows little to no job growth in 2018.

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A new forecast shows that employment rates in the state of Kansas and the city of Wichita are leveling off, possibly signaling a recessive economy ahead.

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Employment in Kansas is expected to grow about 1 percent in the coming year, according to a new forecast out of Wichita State University.

WSU’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research says total nonfarm employment is expected to increase by almost 14,000 jobs. Most of the jobs will be in the service industry and the trade, transportation and utilities sector.

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The annual Wichita Employment Forecast has been released by the Center for Economic Development and Research at WSU. Non-farm employment is expected to increase by nearly 2500 jobs next year.

Director Jeremy Hill says the forecast for the Wichita area will grow by .8 percent, which is a little bit slow in growth from last year.

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A new website offers comprehensive economic data for Wichita and the state of Kansas.

The website KansasEconomy.org provides trends, economic indicators and the most recent employment and population forecasts. 

The Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University created the website to compile economic data from across the state in one place. The center’s director, Jeremy Hill, says the information is coming straight from government sources and will automatically update.

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Wichita State University held an entrepreneurship conference on Thursday at the Hyatt Regency downtown. The event featured several speakers who outlined the data behind startup businesses both large and small.

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A university study projects the number of Kansans older than 65 will double in the next 50 years and outnumber children for the first time in state history.

The forecast released Wednesday by Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research also projects a 21.8 percent increase between 2014 and 2064 as the Kansas population reaches more than 3.5 million people. That is slower than the growth rate for the nation.

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At the annual Wichita Area Economic Outlook Conference today, experts predicted both the state and local economies will reflect small growth in the coming year when compared to national numbers.

If predictions from Wichita State University economist Jeremy Hill stand true, 2016 will be the best year for job growth in Wichita since 2008. Hill estimates growth for the city at 1.1 percent; for the state, he puts it at about 1.4 percent.

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