Home > News > News > Current News

Partnership News Highlights

Fidelity Bank plans $51M expansion
Fidelity Bank is planning a $51 million expansion to its downtown Wichita headquarters, which will include a 10-story tower and a private car park with 500 spaces. The new 135,000-square-foot tower will connect to Fidelity's existing building and address the institution's growing need for additional space. With flexibility and future technology demands in mind, construction is expected to be completed in 2023.
View the news article >
Learn more about growing your business >

WSU leads industry-funded aerospace R&D
Wichita State University has retained its spot as the top university for aerospace research and development projects funded by industry with $34 million according to the National Science Foundation. The University reported more than $64 million for total engineering R&D in all categories from all funding sources, which ranked among the top 50 R&D institutions in the nation.
View the news article >
Learn more about key industries >

Park Electrochemical plans $18.8M expansion
Aerospace composite manufacturer, Park Electrochemical Corp, is planning an $18.8 million expansion to its manufacturing operations located at the Newton City/County Airport. The expansion will double Park's existing footprint by adding 90,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space and will result in the addition of 73 new full-time jobs. Construction of the expansion is expected to be completed in early 2020.
View the news article >
Learn more about manufacturing >

January 2020

1/28/2020 - Wichita Eisenhower National Airport sets passenger record in 2019 (Wichita Business Journal)

1/28/2020 – Newstalk: Riverfront Legacy Master Plan (KWCH News)

1/24/2020 – Work will start soon on 100-acre Andover development project (Wichita Business Journal)

1/24/2020 – Wichita’s Eisenhower named at top-10 small airport in USA Today poll (Wichita Business Journal)

1/23/2020 – TGC Construction finding its stride with projects in Wichita, nationwide (Wichita Business Journal)

1/22/2020 – e2e becomes NXTUS, launches entrepreneurial pilot competition (Wichita Business Journal)

1/21/2020 – New export assistance grant available to companies across Kansas (Kansas Department of Commerce)

1/21/2020 – NetApp’s move to new home becomes easier for developer (Wichita Business Journal)

1/20/2020 – Riverfront Legacy Master Plan (KAKE News)

1/17/2020 – Developer closes on historic downtown building with plans to redevelop into office space (Wichita Business Journal)

1/17/2020 – Coalition member says ‘the time is now’ for City to move on new Riverfront plan (KMUW)

1/17/2020 – Banking the East Bank (Wichita Business Journal)

1/15/2020 – Local organizations band together to vow support for laid off Wichita aerospace workers (Wichita Business Journal)

1/14/2020 – Want entrepreneur Steve Case to invest $100,000 or more in your start-up? Here’s how (Wichita Eagle)

1/14/2020 – Final riverfront recommendations: new centers, green space near river, sales tax (Wichita Business Journal)

1/14/2020 – Coalition recommends more green space, no Century II along east riverfront (KMUW)

1/14/2020 – Riverfront Legacy Master Plan unveils final recommendations for site (KSN News)

1/14/2020 – Wichita’s downtown riverfront completely transformed in $1 billion plan (Wichita Eagle)

1/9/2020 - Emerging Leaders describe grand visions for riverfront, and it doesn’t include Century II (Wichita Business Journal)

1/9/2020 – Greater Wichita Partnerships expands into fourth Eaton Place storefront (Wichita Business Journal)

1/5/2020 – The Golden years: Wichita State University’s 14th president on where he’s taking WSU (Wichita Eagle)

1/3/2020 – Building the Innovation Capital (Wichita Business Journal)

December 2019

12/22/19 – Design for new performing arts center should be as bold as Century II (Wichita Eagle Special to the Editor)

12/18/19 – Viaanix sets its sight on being ‘the Amazon of IOT’ (FlagshipKansas.net)

12/18/19 – Lawn Buddy moves downtown on back of rapid growth in 2019 (Wichita Business Journal)

12/18/19 – Where’s Jack DeBoer planning to build the toniest office building in Wichita? (Wichita Eagle)

12/18/19 – DeBoer plans to build five-story office building in downtown Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

12/16/19 – Fresh renderings of two downtown Wichita projects expected to finish next fall (Wichita Business Journal)

12/13/19 – A roundup of Opportunity Zone projects getting off the ground in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

12/12/19 – Local leaders say downtown development remains focused on talent (Wichita Business Journal)

12/12/19 – Planning Progress (The Chung Report)

12/11/19 – City establishes Community Improvement District for Tokala’s redevelopment projects (Wichita Business Journal)

12/10/19 – Atlas Aerospace plans expansion in southwest Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

12/6/19 – NIAR team takes home award for collaborative defense project (Wichita Business Journal)

12/5/19 – Jackson recognized for contributions to real-estate development in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

12/3/19 – Guest column: A strong core energizes an entire city (Wichita Business Journal)

12/3/19 – Food Network’s new ’50 States of Diners’ list includes a Wichita favorite (Wichita Eagle)

12/2/19 – Fringe on top: class contributes to downtown placemaking projects (WSU ADCI News)

August 2019

8/28/19 – Greater Wichita Partnership’s efforts to bring talent to Wichita earn southern region awards (Wichita Business Journal)

8/23/19 – Taking the Air Capital to the world drives local economic development (Wichita Business Journal)

8/21/19 – Slideshow: See the Wichita history that propelled 29ers as a baseball name finalist (Wichita Business Journal)

8/20/19 – Textron Aviation program grooms its own pilots (AIN Online)

8/20/19 – Goodbye Westar Energy, hello Evergy (Wichita Business Journal)

8/19/19 – Signature Flight Support plans millions in upgrades in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

8/16/19 – An in-person chance to learn about Wichita’s nine Opportunity Zones (Wichita Business Journal)

8/15/19 – Cosmic Pet expansion a success story for Wichita manufacturing, CEO says (Wichita Business Journal)

8/14/19 – Construction starts soon on old downtown fire station, Wichita’s first Opportunity Zone development (Wichita Business Journal)

8/14/19 – The last of Wichita’s major architectural firms not downtown is now moving there (Wichita Eagle)

8/13/19 – Cosmic Pet expansion in south Wichita (Wichita Business Journal)

8/12/19 – Pet company seeks help from Wichita to expand with a second building (Wichita Eagle)

8/12/19 – Defense work propels WSU to annual R&D award record (Wichita Business Journal)

8/11/19 – Wichita pet toy maker expanding with square feet, employees (Wichita Business Journal)

8/9/19 – Renderings show first look at mixed-use 47th, Broadway redevelopment (Wichita Business Journal)

8/8/19 – Retailer set to start construction at the Waterfront (Wichita Eagle)

8/6/19 – The Born-Again Garage (Governing.com)

July 2019

7/30/19 – Another aviation company signs Wichita State University Innovation Campus lease (Wichita Eagle)

7/26/19 – Wichita’s minor-league baseball team still unnamed, but home field taking shape (Wichita Business Journal)

7/24/19 – Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings (Business Facilities)

7/22/19 – CEO of Wichita-based restaurant management company will join Kansas Board of Regents

7/22/19 – Aerospace heavyweights tout Wichita’s role in space exploration and defense (Wichita Business Journal)

7/22/19 – Wichita has a role in NASA’s next giant leap (Wichita Business Journal)

7/22/19 – NASA: Wichita could play key role in developing unpiloted aircraft to fly around cities (Wichita Eagle)

7/19/19 – ‘Say Yes to Wichita’ an effort to retain young talent (Wichita Business Journal)

7/16/19 – Top Cities for Startups in the US (Commercial Café)

7/17/19 – 21 of America’s Most Unique Art Towns (CubeSmart)

7/16/19 – Wichita State researchers aim to prepare Air Capital suppliers for 3D printing future (Wichita Eagle)

7/12/19 – Opportunity Zones: Now’s the time to act, Wichita experts say (Wichita Business Journal)

7/11/19 – Greenwich Place lands major outdoor retailer (Wichita Eagle)

7/10/19 – Sedgwick County adds its support to Riverfront Legacy Master Plan (Wichita Business Journal)

7/9/19 – Martin Machine and Welding to expand in Halstead, KS (Harvey County Economic Development Council)

7/9/19 – Wichita State lands $33 million contract for Army’s high-speed missile program (Wichita Eagle)

7/9/19 – NIAR tops recent Air Force contract with bigger one from Army (Wichita Business Journal)

7/9/19 – City Council commits six figures to Riverfront Legacy Master Plan (Wichita Business Journal)

7/9/19 – Wichita City Council approves $100,000 for Riverfront Master Plan (KWCH News)

7/3/19 – Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds (Next City)

7/2/19 – Riverfront group seeks answers to Wichita’s riverfront questions (Wichita Eagle)

7/2/19 – Riverfront Legacy group stresses its first public meeting (Wichita Business Journal)

7/2/19 – Bombardier announces new Learjet 75 Liberty (Wichita Business Journal)