In alignment with the Regional Growth Plan, the Workforce Alliance and Kansas WorkforceOne brought together education institutions from K-12, vocational trainers, community colleges, universities to develop Career Pathways that allow job seekers, students, and parents to explore educational requirements and career opportunities in prevalent industry clusters within the region.
The Regional Growth Plan is an economic strategy to grow the greater Wichita region’s economy, attract new businesses, and expand existing industries.
This multi-year actionable plan features seven target industry sectors, 32 key initiatives, and a regional framework to support implementation. The plan takes into account the previous plan, the Blueprint for Regional Economic Growth, and builds upon its research and foundation. In 2018, regional stakeholders spent ten months drilling down into market information, analyzing research, and diving deep into community input to identify focused strategies to grow the economy. The final plan was completed in late 2018 and regional partners are currently working together to see the plan implemented. More information about the plan can be found at bit.ly/RegionalGrowthPlan