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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.

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.