Renewing Wichita's promise: The university, the city, the region and economic development

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Bardo, John W.

Bardo, John W. Renewing Wichita’s Promise: The University, the City, the Region and Economic Development. Wichita, Kan.: Wichita State University, 2018. - 46 pages. (Retrieved August 6, 2018.)

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Economic development within the South-Central Kansas context -- Back to the future: Adapt prior recommendations for the city to today -- The emphasis on downtown as the driver of new employment -- The WSU Innovation Campus and district -- Research and development -- SBIR / STTR grants and research funding -- WSU's Innovation Campus and R&D -- R&D and the WSU Innovation Campus: Next steps and considerations -- Workforce development -- Connecting student recruitment to regional economic development -- Integrated student worker, internship and Co-Op placement with regional businesses -- Merger with Wichita Area Technical College -- GoCreate Community Maker Space, Entrepreneurship and new business -- Considerations for economic development -- Millennials and residential choices -- Crime -- Linking land use economics and economic development: Setting the stage for applying market principles to economic development In Wichita -- Public policy and market forces -- Applying the new model of economic development to Wichita and South-Central Kansas -- Paying attention to he market environment -- Some considerations for downtown redevelopment -- Why redevelop downtown -- Learning from others' mistakes -- Downtown development: Key lessons from the literature -- Re-conceptualizing downtown development as community -- Need for a market-based economic development institute -- References