Gubernatorial hopefuls share how they would pump economy

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October 2, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Inside a Textron Aviation facility in Wichita. TEXTRON AVIATION/KCUR.ORG

Compared to neighboring states, Kansas’ economy has been sluggish, but candidates running for governor each have a plan to jumpstart things. Will any of them actually work?

Experts say every plan faces an uphill battle.

With Kansas lacking the power to add some mountains, or beaches, or Stanford/MIT-level research universities, experts say the state will be stuck where market forces have already landed: a little farming, a little aerospace, a little manufacturing, all driven by forces beyond the control of Kansas politicians.

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