The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition assisted with five projects in the first half of 2010, salvaging or adding 268 jobs and $21.9 million in investment.
That was the summary of the group's semi-annual progress report.
The companies that agreed to keep operations in Wichita, saving and adding jobs, include Spartech, Cargill, Martin Interconnect Services, Nex-Tech Processing and Chrome Plus International.
The total fell short of the group's six months goal of 750 jobs and $37.5 million in investment, said coalition president Vicki Pratt Gerbino.
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"We realize this is short of our goals, well short, and God knows we are working hard to make that up in the rest of the year, but that's not a reason to not celebrate what these companies have done," Gerbino said.