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February 2018

2/23/18 - Wichita startup Lawn Buddy LLC launches the newest version of its app for its network of service providers (Wichita Business Journal)

2/22/18 - Evan Rosell tapped to lead Project Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/21/18 - Gander Outdoors to move into the former Gander Mountain building in Downtown Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/20/18 - Spirit AeroSystems celebrates opening of fabrication center of excellence in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/20/18 - New zinc plating boosts capability and adds jobs at Albers Finishing & Solutions (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/20/18 - Wichita ranked most affordable city in nation for renters (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/19/18 - Wichita's WaterWalk plans to buy site for hotel in Ashburn, Virginia (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/16/17 - Boeing 737 MAX 9 of which Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems will build 70 of receives final FAA certification (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/16/18 - Friends University and Butler Community College partner to grow cyber security training (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/14/18 - Spirit delivers 10,000th Wichita-built 737 fuselage to Boeing (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/13/18 - Spain pharmaceutical company Grifols to open plasma donor center in east Wichita creating 30 new jobs (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/13/18 - Wichita City Council approves Textron Aviation’s plans for $434.8M in upgrades to bring new aircraft into the market and jobs (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/12/18 - Bomber ties to Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems will lead to early retirement of the B-1 and B-2 (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/12/18 - Training blind, visually impaired workers for skilled jobs focus of Envision’s new William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center (Wichita Eagle)​

2/9/18 - With new planes in pipeline, Textron considers adding jobs (Wichita Eagle)​

2/8/18 - Envision Inc. to create $3 million workforce innovation center and add jobs (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/7/18 - Boeing 737 MAX 10 of which Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems will build 70 of reaches engineering milestone of firm configuration (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/7/18 - Textron Aviation sells new King Air turboprops to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/6/18 - Textron Aviation’s new Longitude now at full production rate in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/5/18 - Wichita-built Textron Aviation attack plane to continue in U.S. Air Force evaluation program (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/5/18 - Boeing rolls out the first 737 MAX 7 of which Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems builds 70 of (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/2/18 - Aerospace suppliers expand to meet Spirit demand (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/1/18 - Project Wichita tasked with defining city's 10-year vision (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/1/18 - Move aids Empire Wall Systems growth adding 22 jobs (Wichita Business Journal)​

2/1/18 - New Downtown Hive co-working space to be geared to supporting businesswomen (Wichita Eagle)

January 2018

1/31/18 - Cessna Longitude nearing FAA certification (Wichita Business Journal)​

1/30/18 - Percentage of Wichita residents who rent skyrockets, study says (Wichita Business Journal)​

1/29/18 - Local entrepreneur Kamerion Wimbley plans new Wichita entrepreneurship incubator (Wichita Eagle)​

1/26/18 - Orpheum Theater building's fifth floor a hot place for office space (Wichita Business Journal)​

1/26/18 – GE Aviation’s Strother Field plant in Cowley County to help keep U.S. spy planes in the air (Wichita Eagle)​

1/25/18 - Wichita Developer: Let's spend $1 billion on Wichita's downtown in next 10 years (Wichita Business Journal)​

1/25/18 - Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems has a plan for filling 1,000 new jobs (Wichita Eagle)​

1/24/18 - Startup Grind aims to give entrepreneurs license to fail (Wichita Business Journal)​

1/24/18 - Adaptive reuse projects breathe new life into Wichita's older buildings (Wichita Business Journal)​

1/24/18 - New local startup Nbound aids small business product sourcing (Wichita Business Journal)​

1/24/18 - Textron Aviation lands new turboprop order from the U.S. Forest Service (Wichita Business Journal)​

1/23/17 - Compassion Air opening at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport (Wichita Business Journal)

1/22/18 - The largest 787 Dreamliner which Wichita Based Spirit AeroSystems builds the complete forward fuselage, cleared by FAA to enter service (Wichita Business Journal)

1/22/17 - Move aids further expansion for Epic sports, a sports apparel and equipment company (Wichita Business journal)

1/19/18 - McConnell Air Force Base wants to drive new ideas with on-base innovation team (Wichita Business Journal)

1/19/18 - New transatlantic speed record set by 787 Dreamliner which Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems builds the complete forward fuselage (Wichita Business Journal)

1/18/18 - Westar Energy to pass savings onto its customers (Wichita Business Journal)

1/17/18 - Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital incorporates 3D printing into cancer treatment (Wichita Business Journal)

1/17/18 - Mobil Addiction to open new headquarters in Old Town (Wichita Eagle)

1/16/18 - Foley Equipment is expanding its parts and service operation adding new jobs in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

1/11/18 - New WSU Tech to plan on changing the world of career technical education (Wichita Business Journal)

1/11/18 - Newman University partners with Spirit to offer on-site MBA program (Wichita Business Journal)

1/10/18 - Spirit AeroSystems CEO praises proposed state increases for research and training (Wichita Business Journal)

1/10/18 - King of Freight continues to expand with new major Downtown Wichita lease (Wichita Eagle)

1/9/19 - Wichita City Council votes to move forward Delano catalyst project (Wichita Business Journal)

1/9/18 - WATC announces new WSU Tech brand (Wichita Business Journal)


1/8/18 - Quik Tek Machining plans a $5 million expansion to add space, equipment and grow jobs (Wichita Business Journal) 

1/5/18 - Cargill Protein president says work-life balance study shows why company stayed in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

1/3/18 - First Boeing 737 MAX 7s fuselages that will be used on test aircraft have left Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

1/3/18 - Raptor Manufacturing readies for February move to new 33,000-square-foot facility (Wichita Business Journal)

1/2/18 – Martin Pringle Law firm to be the anchor tenant for the new $23 million Spaghetti Works development (Wichita Business Journal)