Quick War Likely to Help Local Economy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Economic experts say a short and victorious war would be a good start to improving Wichita's economy.

The war and fears that it could spark more terrorism against U.S. targets has depressed international travel. That, in turn, has further hurt the already struggling aircraft manufacturing industry on which Wichita depends.

Last week, Cessna Aircraft announced the latest bad news: 1,200 job cuts. It also plans a summer plant shutdown that will idle 6,000 of its remaining 8,000 Wichita workers for seven weeks.

The job losses bring the number of announced layoffs to about 12,000 for Wichita's four major aircraft companies.


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