Pandemic could mean big problems for Wichita economy

Steve McIntosh
April 09, 2020 - 9:58 am
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What impact is the coronavirus pandemic having on the economy of south central Kansas? Economics professor Jeremy Hill tells KNSS News Wichita's retailers and restaurants got hammered first ... but a bigger problem is disruptions of supply lines to Wichita'a aircraft manufacturers. That means Wichita's economy will have a tougher time than Topeka or Kansas City ... and other places across the U.S. ... if the pandemic lasts longer than a couple of months. Hill says the pandemic is going to "be a pretty big hit" on the south central Kansas economy. Jeremy Hill is director of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University.

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