Topeka Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is planning series of summits with business leaders and others over the next few months to discuss improving the state's economy.
Brownback says he wants to meet with key players in industries that drive the Kansas economy to generate ideas for creating jobs. In March, about 107,000 Kansans remained unemployed and actively seeking work.
The state Department of Commerce says the first summit will be on aviation, Monday in Wichita. The department expects more than 160 people to participate, including community leaders, higher education officials and representatives from the aviation manufacturing and aerospace industries.
Brownback's office says he'll schedule future summits on services, biosciences, the military and renewable energy.