Update on Kansas Economic Conditions
One of our favorite sites for the latest on economic conditions in Wichita and throughout Kansas is Wichita State Universities Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR).
Here is some recent information they provided on the Kansas transportation, health care and finance and insurance industries.
Transportation Industry News and Developments
Transportation and warehousing employment has risen sharply
Health Care Industry News and Developments
In Kansas, health care and social assistance employment
Finance and Insurance Industry News and Developments
The finance and insurance industry grew its employment by 400jobs in 2017, a 0.7 percent increase compared to 2016. This growth was concentrated in the bank and other credit intermediation subsector, which added more than 600 jobs, while the insurance portion of the sector experienced its second consecutive year of job losses in 2017. Since 2010, the sector has added more than 4,000 jobs, primarily in the credit intermediation subsector, though all finance and insurance subsectors added jobs over that period.