Quantcast

Conference projects positive Pittsburg economy ahead - KOAM TV 7

Conference projects positive Pittsburg economy ahead

Updated:
PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

Economists from Wichita State University's "Center for Economic Development and Business Research" presented positive numbers ahead for the Pittsburg-area economy. Speakers at today's Economic Outlook conference took an in-depth look at areas such as real estate and job growth. The event was geared towards area professionals for them to make educated business decisions in the upcoming year.

"Not only the community leaders who are trying to do planning for the next year, they need information about what's going on in retail sales and consumers and unemployment. But also on the business side, sometimes they want to know those input sectors that might affect them. So as they do planning and budgeting, this will guide them for the next year," Jeremy Hill, director for WSU CEDBR said.

With a struggling past economy in the area coupled with tough numbers from the national economy, Pittsburg's numbers have not always been so bright.

"So there's different industries bringing different wealth here, it's just different from the core knowledge of what the people who are retired now, what they made their living from. This region had some of those export related industries. It shifted. And now you're seeing some new drivers, the university itself is a driver and it's bringing new income," Hill said.

A topic of discussion was revenue from "Kansas Crossing" casino should the construction resume. Speakers estimated that if 500,000 people visited the casino, it would bring an estimated $39 million to the region.

"We've known that for a long time, we've watched Pittsburg grow, and we are not surprised at the numbers we saw today and that's why we're here. We are going to be very important to the local economy and we want to know what's projected here and we're just pleased to be a part of the community," Nancy Seitz of Kansas Crossing said.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • LaTurner Files for Full 4 Year Term

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:24:31 GMT
    Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has filed for a full four year term. LaTurner, the youngest statewide official in the nation at 30-years-old, says it has been is honor to serve Kansans in the position for the past year. LaTurner says "I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.” In a press release LaTurner representatives say the Treasurer has returned $24.6 million in unclaimed property, and was instrumental in rolling out...More >>
    Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has filed for a full four year term. LaTurner, the youngest statewide official in the nation at 30-years-old, says it has been is honor to serve Kansans in the position for the past year. LaTurner says "I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.” In a press release LaTurner representatives say the Treasurer has returned $24.6 million in unclaimed property, and was instrumental in rolling out...More >>
  • Crews Battle Vehicle Fire On Highway 69

    Crews Battle Vehicle Fire On Highway 69

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:18:29 GMT
    The Cherokee Township, Weir, and Galena Fire Departments fought a vehicle fire today (May 25) around 7:30 p.m. on Highway 69 near Highway 103. According to authorities a truck was heading south on 69 Highway when the vehicle started smoking. The truck was then completely engulfed by flames. The driver managed to escape the vehicle without any serious injury. Crews had the fire put out by 8:00 p.m. No word yet on what caused the truck to catch on fire.More >>
    The Cherokee Township, Weir, and Galena Fire Departments fought a vehicle fire today (May 25) around 7:30 p.m. on Highway 69 near Highway 103. According to authorities a truck was heading south on 69 Highway when the vehicle started smoking. The truck was then completely engulfed by flames. The driver managed to escape the vehicle without any serious injury. Crews had the fire put out by 8:00 p.m. No word yet on what caused the truck to catch on fire.More >>
  • Iola Claims State Baseball Title

    Iola Claims State Baseball Title

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:18:06 GMT

    The Iola Mustangs topped Bishop Ward 11-6 Friday night to win the 4A-DII state baseball championship.

    More >>

    The Iola Mustangs topped Bishop Ward 11-6 Friday night to win the 4A-DII state baseball championship.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.