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Old 01-04-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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Default Looks like Boeing is going away.

Another nail in the Wichita coffin. Is all of Wichita going to look like Harry and Oliver in the future? LOL
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:04 AM
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Another nail in the Wichita coffin. Is all of Wichita going to look like Harry and Oliver in the future? LOL
Wichita is the new Detroit. For decades people have been practically begging the city to do something to diversify the economy, which the politicians ignored while they were bowing down and giving handouts to the aircraft industry. Hopefully, people will be able to move and keep their jobs, but the decline of Wichita is now a foregone conclusion. In a few years, it will closely resemble Flint, MI or any of the other dead or dying rust belt manufacturing towns.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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This sucks............really bad, not just for Wichita but for all of Kansas. This will have a ripple effect throughout the state. I know of businesses in rural towns around Topeka area that manufacture aircraft parts for Boeing in Wichita.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:15 PM
 
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In a few years, it will closely resemble Flint, MI or any of the other dead or dying rust belt manufacturing towns.
I disagree. The same things were said back in 2001 after September 11 when the aerospace industry took a nose-dive. I think Wichita will be fine. Hopefully Spirit or Airbus or another company will buy up the land and equipment and hire some of the employees back. But to say the city is dead is way over-dramatizing things.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:33 PM
 
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National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita, KS | Wichita, KS Economic Development

According this, Wichita has 30,000 aviation related jobs and it looks like the metro area has close to 300,000 people employed so while this is sucky news, things in Wichita probably won't change much. Sprint has laid off close to 10,000 people in metro KC and KC has not died.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:04 AM
 
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This sucks............really bad, not just for Wichita but for all of Kansas. This will have a ripple effect throughout the state. I know of businesses in rural towns around Topeka area that manufacture aircraft parts for Boeing in Wichita.
I totally agree on that one. It will effect the local housing market and businesses offering both goods and services of all kinds. This effects not just the over 2,000 employees but their family members. I wonder how many employees will relocate and I am guessing most will if given the choice.

If they manage to recruit another company, what I have seen happen is the ones that are interested come in with a much lower wage/benefit package just because they can.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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Defense and aviation related industries have always been perilous in terms of feast\famine.

Many other states have felt the pain over the years.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:45 AM
 
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I wonder how many employees will relocate and I am guessing most will if given the choice. http://www.*****.info/g.gif (broken link)
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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I wonder how much the unions have played a part in Boeings decision to pull the plug on an 80yr old relationship with Wichita.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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I wonder how much the unions have played a part in Boeings decision to pull the plug on an 80yr old relationship with Wichita.
When I first read Boeing was going to hold a meeting about their future in Wichita, the media indicated it was because of cuts to defense. Do I remember that correctly?
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