Slideshow: Six months out, get the latest peek at the baseball stadium
Sod is scheduled to be put down this week. The baseball stadium being constructed downtown will have green to go along with the colors of dirt and concrete.
Work on the stadium progresses as construction crews are now under six months from the home opener for the Wichita Triple-A baseball team that will play in the Pacific Coast League.
Take a look at photos of stadium construction shot late last week in a gallery attached to this blog.
The team's managing partner, Lou Schwechheimer, took WBJ…
CCIM forum: Commercial retail in Wichita slow to pick up on national trends
Charlie King of Occidental Management spoke Friday during a state-wide commercial real estate forum hosted by the Kansas chapter of the CCIM Institute.
Committee wants to turn Douglas Design District into a business improvement district
It's been more than a year since the City Council chartered the 10-member committee tasked with exploring a business improvement district along Douglas Avenue.
Slideshow: See the aircraft Wichita plane makers will take to NBAA
The biggest business aviation show in the world kicks off next week in Las Vegas and Wichita’s major aircraft manufacturers will be well represented.
Around 25,000 attendees are expected to make their way in and out of the 2019 National Business Aviation Association convention and exhibition Tuesday through Thursday, when one of the highlights, as always, will be the aircraft displays.
For the Wichita-based Textron Aviation division of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), it’s going to be hard not…
Boeing shares drop on report workers may have misled FAA on 737 MAX
Shares of the Boeing Co. were in decline Friday afternoon following news that workers potentially misled the Federal Aviation Administration about a now-scrutinized safety system on the 737 MAX during the aircraft’s original certification process in 2016.
According to a report from Reuters on Friday, the company has turned over instant messages between two employees from that time related to issues during simulator testing that involved the MCAS flight-control system.
Thats system is believed…
Report: Final simulator flights for 737 MAX could come early next month
The Boeing Co. could be closing in on some of the final tests needed for it to begin to return the Wichita-driving 737 MAX to service.
According to a report from CNN, citing unnamed sources said to be familiar with the situation, the final round of simulator testing using Boeing’s upgraded software package for the MAX could come as soon as early November.
The report comes as the window narrows on Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) target of returning the jet to service by the end of the year, which the…
September labor numbers in Kansas remain steady
Kansas' unemployment rate in September remained unchanged from August, at 3.2 percent.
That's the preliminary estimate from the Kansas Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The same figure, seasonally adjusted, a year ago was 3.3 percent.
KDOL secretary Delia Garcia said Kansas job growth had a 1.5-percent gain over the past year, which she said was on part with national job growth. The state's labor force gained 3,525 people in September.
Non-farm jobs in Kansas decreased by…
BizTalk with Bill Roy Episode 125: Wichita and the NBAA convention and exhibition
When it comes to business jets, Wichita is still king.
And that's why the annual convention and exhibition held by the National Business Aviation Association is so important.
Wichita companies that make business airplanes will be there. Wichita companies that supply the airplane makers will be there.
And Wichita economic development folks will be touting everything south-central Kansas offers to companies that are looking for location and workforce options.
WBJ aerospace reporter Daniel McCoy…