Economic group to survey homes in Sedgwick, surrounding counties

06/01/2014 1:15 PM

06/01/2014 1:16 PM

Don’t be surprised if you get something in the mail asking for input on how to improve your neighborhood and community.

Wichita State University will soon send out 30,000 citizen surveys to randomly selected homes in Butler, Harvey, Reno, Sedgwick and Sumner counties. The surveys are part of the Regional Economic Area Partnership’s effort to develop the South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan.

Topics on the survey include questions regarding job creation, business retention, housing needs, access to quality health service, regional cooperation, water quality and supply, and infrastructure maintenance.

According to a news release issued from WSU, the results of the survey will be used to to develop short- and long-term goals for making the local economy stronger.

REAP represents 29 cities and counties in south-central Kansas. The local governments have joined forces to help guide state and national actions in the region.

To help encourage responses to the survey, Sedgwick County Commissioner Tim Norton and Harvey County Administrator John Waltner plan to speak at a news conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the WSU Marcus Welcome Center.

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