• September 2021 Jobs Report: Growth on the Horizon?

    September 2021 Jobs Report: Growth on the Horizon?0

    The September jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Kansas gained an estimated 1,100 private-sector jobs from the previous month. This comes as part of a recent trend of slowing job growth, with a 0.4% increase in July, a 0.3% increase last month, and now a 0.1% increase this month. Kansas still

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  • July 2021 Job Numbers: Some Private Growth with Room for Improvement

    July 2021 Job Numbers: Some Private Growth with Room for Improvement0

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ July 2021 job numbers are good news for Kansas’ COVID-19 recovery and economic growth. Over the past month, the state added just under 6,000 new private jobs. If it continues at this same positive growth rate, the state is expected to return to its January 2020 amount of private-sector jobs

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  • Cerner’s Kansas Move Represents the Issues of STAR Bonds

    Cerner’s Kansas Move Represents the Issues of STAR Bonds0

    Kansas City’s largest private employer Cerner Corporation announced in June that they would be laying off 500 employees as they leave their Village West campus in Wyandotte County, Kansas. They chalk this up to the hybrid work post-pandemic with many employees being relocated across State Line to their Bannister Road campus. Cerner’s decision raises concerns

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  • People ‘voting with their feet’ cost Kansas $2.9 billion

    People ‘voting with their feet’ cost Kansas $2.9 billion0

    People are continually ‘voting with their feet’ as they leave high tax states like Kansas, and that has taken $2.9 billion of adjusted gross income out of the state over the last seven reported years.  Indeed, the rate is increasing as  IRS migration data for the years 2013-2019 shows the net loss (In-Migration minus Out-Migration)

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  • Small businesses re-plummet despite state economic planning

    Small businesses re-plummet despite state economic planning0

    To state the obvious, the Kansas state government blew the chance for a 2020 V-shaped economic recovery.  Despite evidence small business activity leads to a strong economy, state officials seem determined to undermine this engine of economic opportunity. Now, new data reveals the state’s anti-small business sentiment caused small business openings to re-plummet and extend

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