April Investor Meeting Addresses Tight-Talent Pool, Efforts to Retain and Attract Employees
Written by Emily Younger
This is an evolution. Economic development in Wichita is changing. We are bringing more high-level and large-scale projects to the region than ever before. The decisions we are making now will impact Wichita for generations to come.
The unprecedented opportunities ahead of us and the strategic work to diversify Wichita’s economy took center stage at the Partnership’s April Investor Meeting. More than 100 CEOs, business, government and community leaders came together to discuss the billion-dollar investment deals in front of us such as Integra Technologies and how we can capitalize on the region’s forward momentum.
“The number of people and companies looking to Wichita compared to even a year ago is remarkable,” said Partnership Emeritus Director Scott Schwindaman. “We have so much opportunity.”
One of those opportunities is the expansion of Integra. The semiconductor manufacturing company recently announced plans to invest $2 billion in the Wichita region and hire more than 2,500 people.