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Conventions and meetings are worth $47 million a year to Wichita

Conventions, meetings and sports events contributed at least $47 million to the Wichita economy in 2017, according to Visit Wichita. Officials with the city’s convention and visitors bureau expect a similar year in 2018 with an assist from an anticipated $10 million impact during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship first and second round games.

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Wichita builds on bike-friendly status

Once or twice a week, Kim Neufeld commutes to work by bicycle, riding 11 miles from southeast Wichita to the northwest part of the city. It’s a way to fit in an hour of exercise on a route that is fairly painless, thanks to the naturally flat landscape and improvements by the city of Wichita.

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Competition, lifestyles drive trends in apartment amenities

The pet park is the new swimming pool when it comes to must-have apartment amenities in Wichita. Apartment dwellers need a convenient place to take out their dogs and bonding over pets is a more natural, comfortable way to meet your neighbor than putting on a bathing suit and jumping in the water together.

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KU Med impacts Wichita workforce

The next time you visit your doctor’s office in Sedgwick County, take a moment to read the degrees that may be hanging on his or her wall. Did you see one from the KU School of Medicine-Wichita? There’s a very good chance you did. In fact, there’s about a 50-percent chance.

Wichita's river front continues to evolve

Jeff Fluhr of the Wichita Downtown Development Corp., talks about the ongoing changes occurring on the river front area of downtown Wichita.