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Lawrence, Kansas City growing; Wichita isn’t

Most of the recent job growth in the state is concentrated in northeast Kansas, according to Kenneth Kriz, director of the Kansas Public Finance Center at Wichita State University. Speaking at the recent Kansas Economic Policy Conference at the University of Kansas, Kriz noted that Lawrence and the Kansas City region have been growing while the rest of the state has not. “Wichita and the balance of the state have basically been flat,” he said. “They’re hardly growing at all.” – Phillip Brownlee