Kansas Policy Institute hosting economic future summit

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The Kansas Policy Institute is hosting an "economic future summit" Thursday from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Marriott hotel in Wichita to let citizens hear what speakers think about the future of Wichita's economy.

This summit comes in the middle of several projects throughout the city including the new baseball stadium and riverfront plans. The institute said the speakers will give presentations on what they think those projects will do to the economy of Wichita in the years to come. After the presentations the public is invited to ask questions.

"We want people to ask hard questions," said Ellen Hathaway with the Kansas Policy Institute. "Questions like, how are some of these proposals going to impact Wichita's economy and what the proposals are."

 the speakers will be Art Hall, Ph.D. at the Kansas University, Sam Stayley, Ph.D. at Florida State University, Evan Rosell, vice president of projects with the Greater Wichita Partnership and Ben Hutton, the CEO of Hutton Construction. After asking questions, Hathaway said the public can meet the speakers if they feel they need more information. Hathaway said it's to help people understand what's going on in their city.

"To bring transparency to a lot of the development projects that are being proposed right now in Wichita," she said. "I feel that, that is really important to give us as a community the opportunity to ask some of these questions and have access to some of the things that are being proposed."

The event is free to the public with dinner being provided at 5:30. For RSVP information and the hotel address you can click here

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