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County wise to consider other land options

Sedgwick County commissioners were wise to broaden their search for land for an industrial park. Commissioners had considered a proposal to purchase and improve land in Bel Aire but decided this week to request proposals for other property. The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition has argued persuasively that the Wichita area needs a large tract of land that is shovel-ready and has access to rail and highways. The Bel Aire land fits those requirements and would be a good choice, but it makes sense to consider other options.