The Wichita Area Outlook Team (WAOT) meets quarterly at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex (5015 E. 29th Street N) from 11:30 to 1:00 pm. Please contact Rosemary Hedrick at 316-978-3225 to confirm the dates and locations.
First Quarter - February 10, 2010Industry Report and Discussion
Gary Schmitt, INTRUST Bank, N.A.
Mike Williams, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Chris Goebel, Star Lumber & Supply Co., Inc.
Connie Dietz, WSU Cooperative Education/USD 259
Second Quarter - May 12, 2010Economic Development and Fiscal Policy- Embracing Market Dynamics
Art Hall, DirectorCenter for Applied Economics
The following presentation is based off a report funded by Kansas, Inc. that analyzes economic development policy in Kansas. The full report can be downloaded at the following location: http://www.business.ku.edu/_pdf/KS_Inc_Embracing_Dynamism_3-11-10.pdf.
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Third Quarter - August 11, 2010Round Table
On September 28, 2010, Goody Clancy presented Project Downtown, a detailed report and plan to improve downtown Wichita. Included in the report are recommendations for housing, retail, and office improvements, as well as an overall vision for the city.
Jeff Fluhr, president of the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, and David Burk, a Wichita developer, talked about the implementation process. In particular, they discussed the housing market and related development financing instruments utilized locally, as well as in Louisville, the recent City-to-City destination.
Below is a link to the downtown master plan and development guide created by Goody Clancy and Jeff's PowerPoint presentation.