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NetApp expansion boosts Wichta's spirit

Beaten down by all the aircraft layoffs, Wichita needed some good economic news. And it got it Thursday with NetApp's announcement that it plans to add 400 jobs at its Wichita facility. These are good-paying jobs – averaging $73,000 a year – that will help diversify Wichita's economy. Congratulations to local and state economic development officials for helping make this expansion happen, and thanks to NetApp for believing in Wichita. We needed the boost.