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Bids for South Lawrence Trafficway come in low; work may begin by mid-October

I'm not qualified to do the math but your question is an important one.

What would be the net to Kansas if the project was awarded to a Kansas company, using mostly Kansas subcontractors (I assume road construction uses subs) when that money, income tax, etc. goes back into the state instead of sending a large portion of it out of state. Though there is a substantial difference in the bids, the value of keeping that money in the pockets of residents would have a significant impact, I would think, beyond just the contract award amount.

September 18, 2013 at 10:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )