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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback holding summits on state economy

April 20, 2011


— 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.


JackRipper 7 years, 1 month ago

Yes, Sam, everything except localized economies providing for themselves as much as possible which would create more jobs in this state. I suppose continuing to build war planes is just to glamorous for a man who professes such belief in Jesus, whoops I guess that should be the Catholic church which hasn't had a lot to do with the words of Jesus either.

notanota 7 years, 1 month ago

Big government contracts for airplanes and private industries that will ship their dollars out of state are good. Big government contracts for teaching jobs and other local employees that will keep their dollars here and support other economies are bad. Also if we give industries lots of extra monies, they'll magically turn that money into jobs without any demand for extra labor.

pavlovs_dog 7 years, 1 month ago

Sounds like Sam's idea for more jobs is for us to do more of what we already do. I get it: build more airplanes and give more tax breaks to the Mega-Rich so they will buy more airplanes. Or maybe he will have Wichita plants stamp hats out of 24 gauge aluminum to replace the tin-foil ones worn by his followers.

mloburgio 7 years, 1 month ago

sam has the answer to jobs! He also urged development of tourism in the Flint Hills, where he said a former Kansas State University professor and entrepreneur is hoping to create the "Sturgis of horseback riding."

Sturgis is the famed site of an annual national rally that brings tens of thousands of motorcyclists to South Dakota's Black Hills region.

Brownback envisions a more sedate sort of attraction than Sturgis, which is famed for roaring motorcycles and wild partying.

The governor's plans — to be discussed in a Flint Hills summit next month — tend more toward trail riding and maybe a destination hotel.

In the Flint Hills, "you have miles of trails that look like the Old West," Brownback said. "You know, you have cattle pens where you're shooting through the Flint Hills — you're looking out there and you could just see the covered wagons going through there."

but where was sam when bush started the war built on lies? But he said he was dismayed to recently read that European allies are seeking more support from the United States in military missions in Libya.

He said he would tell the Europeans, "Hey, it's next door to you guys. We can't be the world's policeman forever and let everybody have a free ride."

Brock Masters 7 years, 1 month ago

Whatever happened to is office of the repealer? Any laws been repealed?

Jan Rolls 7 years, 1 month ago

Better hurry sam tyson laying off 80 in emporia.

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