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June 2018

6/21/18 - Union Tank Car Co. plans to add 70 new jobs in El Dorado (Wichita Eagle)

6/19/18 - Shuttle Aerospace to expand into a new 21,000-square-foot facility with plans of doubling its current workforce over the next two years (Wichita Business Journal)

6/15/18 - Project Wichita survey launched (Wichita Eagle)

6/12/18 - Wichita City Council approves Wesley Medical Center’s $100M renovation project (Wichita Business Journal)

6/11/18 - Initiative to pay for living expenses for WSU Tech students from outside Wichita area (Wichita Eagle)

6/9/18 - Foundation repair company Thrasher expanding into former Vatterott building with plans of adding jobs (Wichita Business Journal)

6/8/18 - Using Wichita's biggest party to recruit and retain young talent at the Summer Intern Kickoff event (Wichita Eagle)

6/8/18 - Spirit AeroSystems hiring plan pushing beyond previous expectations (Wichita Business Journal)

6/8/18 - Spirit AeroSystems makes milestone delivery with the final Sikorsky King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter fuselage test unit (Wichita Eagle)

6/7/18 - American Directions Research Group to open a new call center in Wichita, creating 150 new jobs (Wichita Eagle)

6/7/18 - Wichita's growing craft beer scene is creating 'pockets of fun' and acting as a driving force for economic development and talent attraction (Wichita Eagle)

6/7/18 - Envision celebrates the opening of William L. Hudson BVI Innovation Workforce Center (Wichita Business Journal)

6/6/18 - Nearly 4,000 Wichitans participated in more than 200 Project Wichita focus groups (Wichita Business Journal)

6/6/18 - Second F-35 arrives in Wichita for planned inspection at NIAR (Wichita Business Journal)

6/1/18 - Wichita-based Foley Equipment expands northwest Kansas operations (Wichita Business Journal)

6/1/18 - Next LaunchPrep entrepreneurial class announced (Wichita Business Journal)

May 2018

5/31/18 - Grow with Google event a hit in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

5/29/18 - Knipp Services creating regional training center for Mitsubishi HVAC system (Wichita Business Journal)

5/29/18 - Interior completions work on the Bombardier Global 5500 headed to Wichita (Wichita Eagle)

5/25/18 - McConnell AFB gets new tanker training platform as it awaits the KC-46 (Wichita Business Journal)

5/25/18 - Airbus’ John O’Leary to pilot first flight of Airbus Flying Challenge plane (Wichita Business Journal)

5/24/18 - Wichita’s Downtown Living Tour scheduled for June 23 (Wichita Business Journal)

5/24/18 - Koch recruits 200 for summer internship program (Wichita Business Journal)

5/24/18 - Bank of America donates $50,000 to Youth Employment Program (Wichita Business Journal)

5/22/18 - Koch Industries subsidiary creating supply chain innovation center (Wichita Business Journal)

5/22/18 - High Touch joins Intrust Bank in support of Friends University's cybersecurity program (Wichita Business Journal)

5/22/18 - Butler Community College adds a fast-track option to digital and 3D technology program (Wichita Eagle)

5/21/18 - ICM breaks ground on $175 million ethanol plant in Colwich (Wichita Eagle)

5/21/18 - Spirit AeroSystems breaks ground on seven-story building tied to $1 billion expansion, new jobs (Wichita Eagle)

5/21/18 - Maize students roll out airplane built for Airbus Flying Challenge (Wichita Business Journal)

5/21/18 - Envision lands grant for the William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center (Wichita Business Journal)

5/20/18 - Wichita's new bucket list showcases city's gems (Wichita Eagle)

5/18/18 - ICM's Colwich ethanol plant expected to open next year (Wichita Business Journal)

5/18/18 - No grocery store in town? This mobile grocery truck aims to solve that problem (Wichita Eagle) 

5/18/18 - Spirit AeroSystems Named Rolls-Royce Supplier of the Year (PR Newswire)

5/17/18 - Wesley beginning $17M second phase of children's hospital service expansion (Wichita Business Journal)

5/16/18 - BKD expands with purchase of competitors audit and tax practices (Wichita Business Journal)

5/14/18 - Eisenhower Airport upgrades will help support new Bombardier Global work in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

5/14/18 - LifeTeam expanding its footprint at Col. James Jabara Airport (Wichita Business Journal)

5/14/18 - Wesley Medical Center planning $100M renovation, adding new jobs (Wichita Business Journal)

5/11/18 - Youth Employment Project intern looks to expand horizons during his second summer with Textron Aviation (Wichita Business Journal)

5/11/18 - The Youth Employment Project building a pipeline to Wichita’s future workforce (Wichita Business Journal)

5/10/18 - Naftzger Park to close for renovation (Wichita Business Journal)

5/10/18 - State to fund construction of drone facility for Kansas State University and Butler Community College partnership program (Wichita Business Journal)

5/9/18 - Kansas selected to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot program (Wichita Business Journal)

5/9/18 - McGinty Machine Co. wins elite supplier status from Lockheed Martin (Wichita Business Journal)

5/9/18 - Cornejo & Sons to acquire Midwest Minerals, expanding company operations (Wichita Business Journal)

5/7/18 - Frontier Airlines returns to Air Capital to offer new flights to Denver (Wichita Business Journal)

5/7/18 - Industry and education partners move on program to help fill aviation workforce pipeline (Wichita Business Journal)

5/4/18 - Local physician groups need more workers amid growing demand (Wichita Business Journal)

5/4/18 - Wichita entrepreneurs help minority startups get off the ground and succeed (Wichita Business Journal)

5/2/18 - Kice Industries to expand, add workers (Wichita Eagle)

5/2/18 - Allmetal Recycling grows through Harper acquisition (Wichita Eagle)

5/2/18 - Salisbury Construction & Industrial Supply partners with WSU Tech on building project (Wichita Business Journal)

5/2/18 - Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems to acquire European supplier Asco Industries (Wichita Business Journal)

5/1/18 - Wichita City Council approves construction of a speculative industrial building (Wichita Business Journal)

April 2018

4/27/18 - Early training lands young workers on Spirit AeroSystems career path (Wichita Business Journal)

4/27/18 - Boeing 767 increase could include even more work for Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems (Wichita Business Journal)

4/27/18 - Spirit AeroSystems: Defense as offense (Wichita Business Journal)

4/26/18 - Andover school district creates new position placing more emphasis on developing the future workforce (Wichita Business Journal)

4/25/18 - Public Restroom Company to open facility in Hutchinson, creating 75 new jobs (Hutch Chamber)

4/25/18 - Spirit AeroSystems delivers fuselage to Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky division (Wichita Business Journal)

4/25/18 - Consulting firm executive: the greater Wichita region ahead of others on economic development (Wichita Business Journal)

4/24/18 - Free training for skilled jobs in aviation available at WSU Tech this summer and fall (Wichita Eagle)

4/24/18 - Clark and Clay Bastian of Fidelity Bank receive the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce's Uncommon Citizens award (Wichita Eagle)

4/24/18 - Airbus engineering office on WSU’s Innovation Campus helps the Ultra Long Range A350 take flight (Wichita Business Journal)

4/24/18 - WSU Tech expands free tuition opportunities for aviation sheet metal training (Wichita Business Journal)

4/23/18 - United Airlines receives the first 737 MAX 9 of which Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems builds 70 of (Wichita Business Journal)

4/23/18 - Envision and Hunter Health Clinic partnering to open vision center (Wichita Business Journal)

4/20/18 - Youth Employment Project helping to combat area's workforce challenges (Wichita Business Journal)

4/20/18 - New indoor-outdoor concert venue to hit downtown late summer (Wichita Eagle)

4/19/18 - Augusta-based Global Parts expands (Butler County Times-Gazette)

4/19/18 - Library foundation exceeds funding goal for new downtown facility (Wichita Business Journal)

4/19/18 - Wichita State professor wins NASA award for technology that could peer into the sun's core (Wichita Business Journal)

4/19/18 - Spirit AeroSystems mining Dallas for talent to bring to Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

4/19/18 – The Topeka Street firehouse could be co-working space or Butler learning lab (Wichita Business Journal)

4/18/18 - The Sedgwick County Commission voted to accelerate Spirit AeroSystems’ expansion project (Wichita Business Journal)

4/17/18 - Via Christi Health green-lights $9M renovation of rehab hospital (Wichita Business Journal)

4/17/18 - King of Freight continues to expand (Wichita Eagle)

4/16/18 - Wichita City Council to fast-track Spirit AeroSystems expansion agreement (Wichita Business Journal)

4/16/18 - Union Station redevelopment to kick into high gear (Wichita Business Journal)

4/12/18 - Manufacturing company Viega planning to move its Atlanta-based master distribution center to McPherson (Wichita Business Journal)

4/12/18 - Buddy Brands creates new co-working space for start-ups (Wichita Business Journal)

4/11/18 - Plastics Manufacturer Viega Building New 204,000-Sq.-Ft. Facility in Kansas, Creating 100 New Jobs (Wichita Business Journal)

4/6/18 - City receives $2.6M transportation grant to replace aging trolley fleet (Wichita Business Journal) 

4/6/18 - Greater Wichita Partnership to highlight area workforce at national aviation convention (Wichita Business Journal)

4/5/18 - Project Wichita focus group questions released (Wichita Business Journal)

4/5/18 - Trade academy at Bishop Carroll High School targets the next generation of construction workers (Wichita Business Journal)

4/5/18 - Co-working space, The Labor Party, can assist entrepreneurs in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

4/5/18 - LK Architecture to hire 14 to keep up with expanding projects pipeline (Wichita Business Journal)

4/5/18 - Spirit AeroSystems to partner on R&D projects in new space on WSU’s innovation campus (Wichita Business Journal)

4/4/18 - Wichita-built Textron AT-6 Wolverine being evaluated by Air Force for experimental use (Wichita Eagle)

4/3/18 - Project Wichita a big job for WSU Public Policy Center (Wichita Business Journal)

4/3/18 - Fidelity Bank commits $1M toward advancing entrepreneurial activity and community betterment (Wichita Business Journal)

4/2/18 - High Touch marks 10 years as downtown business (Wichita Business Journal)

March 2018

3/30/18 - Metal-Fab plans expansion and new hiring in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

3/29/18 - Cornejo & Sons targets women, veterans as part of workforce development initiative (Wichita Business Journal)

3/28/18 - Kansas Protein Foods to open in former CHS facility in Hutchinson, creating new jobs (Hutch News)

3/28/18 - Project Wichita public engagement results expected late this year (Wichita Business Journal)

3/27/18 - Wichita State professors land NASA grant (Wichita Business Journal)

3/26/18 - IT portion of local tech company spun off to create Pileus Technologies (Wichita Business Journal)

3/26/18 - Q-Line ridership jumps 15,000 riders during NCAA tournament (Wichita Business Journal)

3/26/18 - Boeing delivers first 787-10, which Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems builds the complete forward fuselage (Wichita Business Journal)

3/23/18 - 1 Million Cups: The front door to Wichita entrepreneurship (Wichita Business Journal)

3/22/18 - New Eisenhower taxiway to allow for further development on airport campus (Wichita Business Journal)

3/21/18 - First River Vista residents just weeks from moving in (Wichita Business Journal)

3/21/18 - Naftzger Park re-envisioned as a flexible, 'vibrant open space' downtown (Wichita Eagle)

3/21/18 - $38 million downtown apartment project 'brings energy, vibrancy' to Arkansas River (Wichita Eagle) 

3/21/18 Boeing’s delivers first 737 MAX 9 of which Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems builds 70 of (Wichita Business Journal)

3/20/18 - Leading Technology Composites plans $8 million expansion and 33 new jobs (Wichita Eagle)

3/19/18 - Nearly 70 groups sign on to help fund Project Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

3/16/18 - Wichita’s Superior Tool Service launches new divisions for continued growth (Wichita Business Journal)

3/16/18 - Boeing’s newest 737 MAX 7, of which Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems builds 70 of, makes its maiden flight (Wichita Business Journal)

3/16/17 - Special Airbus project marked tangible proof of the promise of WSU's Innovation Campus (Wichita Business Journal)

3/15/18 - Wichita and INTRUST Bank Arena looking good on the national stage (Wichita Business Journal)

3/14/18 - Spirit expands, hires from high school intern pool (Wichita Eagle)

3/13/18 - Goodwill Industries of Kansas to create mobile lab for tech skills education (Wichita Business Journal)

3/13/18 - Cessna Longitude tour navigates the globe (Wichita Business Journal)

3/13/18 - Network Kansas rolls out new entrepreneurship mobile app (Wichita Business Journal)

3/13/18 - McConnell’s 184th partners with Girl Scouts on cybersecurity (Wichita Business Journal)

3/13/18 - Wichita one of the coolest cities in America, and doesn’t realize it yet (Thrillist)

3/9/18 - 10,000 and counting: Spirit AeroSystems celebrates milestone 737 (Wichita Business Journal)​

3/8/18 - WeKan aims to link women to entrepreneurial resources in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)​

3/8/18 - Butler Community College growing early college academy model (Wichita Business Journal)​

3/6/18 - Rebirth of downtown can be seen in craft beer, cappuccino, trendy apartments and more (Wichita Eagle)​

3/6/18 - Project Wichita to establish 10-year action plan for region’s future (Wichita Eagle)​

3/6/18 - Tapping into the I-35 corridor for talent is vital for Wichita (Wichita Eagle)​

3/6/18 - Wichita's High Touch Technologies acquires Kansas City tech firm Associates Solutions Inc. (Wichita Business Journal)​

3/5/18 - Textron Aviation’s Wichita-built Cessna Citation completes its longest flight to date (Wichita Business Journal)​

3/2/18 - EmpowerHer conference aims to jumpstart female entrepreneurship (Wichita Business Journal)​

3/1/18 - Wichita’s Buddy Brands acquires e-commerce pet product company (Wichita Business Journal)​

3/1/18 - Grit Virtual Inc. moving to Old Town to accommodate growth (Wichita Business Journal)

February 2018

2/26/18 - The Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas expanding employment services division (Wichita Business Journal)

2/26/18 - Responding to workforce needs boosts WSU Tech’s  enrollment (Wichita Business Journal)

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)