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WICHITA, KA — An economic group in Wichita, Kan. has added the automotive industry to a list of industries that it would like to target in its effort to draw more jobs to the town.
A Sept. 14 article in the Wichita Eagle reported that the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition — the area’s main economic development group — plans to start calling on companies in the automotive industry, among other industries, as part of its plan to bring more than 8,000 jobs to the area in the next five years. The coalition said that they’d like to focus on smaller suppliers as opposed to a full auto plant because of the major investment involved.
The jobs will come from new plants and offices, as well as through the expansion of existing companies. The Coalition said it has already helped nine area companies create 679 jobs through expansion. The group hopes to begin announcing new jobs as early as next year.
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