May 20, 2024

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Tag: economic development

economic development

Audit identifies concerns about state economic development incentives

A new report from the Kansas Division of Legislative Post Audit identifies serious deficiencies in several economic development incentive programs…

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EPC Group demands $11 million more taxpayer money for its project by Wichita baseball stadium

Wichita city leaders are considering a(nother) sweetheart deal that would transfer even more taxpayer money to EPC Real Estate Group…

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Audit: Economic development ‘incentives’ don’t cover costs to taxpayers

A recent audit of economic development “incentive” programs by the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit found that — while…

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Petition asks legislature to halt skyrocketing electric rates

Kansas has some of the highest electric utility rates in the region, with residents paying — on average — 25%…

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Commerce can’t – or won’t – substantiate “jobs created” claim

In late November of last year, the Kansas Department of Commerce announced that there had been $2 billion in new…

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Audit: $20 million Angel Investor program rife with problems

A damning report from the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit says the Angel Investor tax credit program designed to…

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McKinsey & Company selected over experienced, less costly firms for study

The Kansas Department of Commerce disregarded bids from experienced and less expensive companies to create an economic development strategy for…

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Electric rates hurt economic development; Evergy customers getting $41 million rate hike

Having significantly higher electric rates than surrounding states isn’t just a millstone around the neck of the average Kansan, it’s dragging…

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Wichita Council Serves Subsidies to Cargill

Cargill is walking away from the negotiating table with more than $20 million in subsidies courtesy of the Wichita City…

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