• Perspectives on Economic Development Incentives and Economic Growth in Wichita

    Perspectives on Economic Development Incentives and Economic Growth in Wichita0

    Few regional economies become as specialized as the Wichita economy became – and remains. A confluence of events at the dawn of aviation made Wichita the “Air Capital of the World.” A second confluence of events – primarily the demand for aircraft to fight World War II – meta-sized that identity, creating an economic boom

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  • STAR Bonds redirect jobs, not create them

    STAR Bonds redirect jobs, not create them0

    As Kansas desperately searches for ways to pull itself out of the COVID-19 depression, policymakers will undoubtedly consider economic development tools as an answer. Kansas Sales Tax Anticipation Revenue Bonds, or STAR Bonds, are some of the most notable tools at the disposal of state and local governments. However, the latest research suggests that policymakers

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  • County Budgets Review: Bringing Savings to Families

    County Budgets Review: Bringing Savings to Families0

    It is an undeniable truth that Kansas has far too much government for a state of its population and economic size. Kansas’s ranking as the 2nd highest share of local government workers per capita means too many family resources are devoted to maintaining bloated public sector budgets. Therefore, we created a tool for Kansans to

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