wichita jobs: Good news finally for the Wichita, KS metro area. - 11/07/11 04:04 AM
Why Wichita?
Friday, November 4th, 2011 I attended a seminar put on by the Wichita Area Association of Realtors.  The Professionals Development committee invited several people “in the know” about Wichita and its future to address Realtors about the future of the Area.
Speakers were:
Lavonta Williams, Vice Mayor of Wichita, KS
Pat George, Kansas Secretary of Commerce
John Rolde, CEO of Go Wichita and Visitors Bureau
Susie Ahlstrand, Interim President, Great Wichita Economic Development Coalition
Jack Pelton, Retired Chairman, President and CEO Cessna
Ron Whiting, Wichita Business Coalition … (2 comments)

wichita jobs: 11-22-10, Wichita, KS Economic report. - 11/23/10 06:39 AM
November, 2010 Economic update for the Wichita, KS metro area.
Foreclosures increased to a 10 year high in the Wichita area in September but were still only 1.5 per 1,000 mortgages, more than ½ below the national average. Homeowners at least 90 days late were 3 in every 1,000 compared to almost 7 per 1,000 on a national level. In the last year at least 10% of all mortgage holders nationally were late at least one time during the year.
GDP Report: The economy is picking up steam……
The U.S. Economy continues to grow: The economy grew at a 2.5% rate … (0 comments)

wichita jobs: Wichita's economy keeps rolling along - 11/11/07 03:19 AM
Forbes magazine just ranked Wichita, KS as the 9th best job market in the U.S.
There are over 1,500 aircraft jobs going unfilled because of the lack of unqualified applicants.
There are suppose to be an additional 6,000 to 8,500 job openings in Wichita next year.
 Learjet is building a new biz jet and they are doing it in Wichita.
 A new job training center is being built at the corporate airport in NE Wichita.
Rental costs are going up and vacancy rates are going down in the city.
 Real estate sales are only down 1-2% from the all-time recod year of 2006.  They are actually 4% … (2 comments)

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