Economic Development

Opportunity Capital Mindset

Expect Success

I am thrilled that Cargill has decided to stay in Wichita. I am excited that my friends who work for Cargill will still be here. I’m also excited for what this says about Wichita- as Mayor Jeff Longwell noted – this is a validation for…

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1 Million Cups: Disrupting Wichita’s Business Community

1 Million Cups has been rocking the Wichita community since its start date in early February. What is it? What’s its purpose? What can we, as a community, do to support 1 Million Cups? We sat down with YPW member Jacob Wayman, one of the…

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Opportunity Capital: The One Billion Dollar Challenge


What exactly would it take to add a huge number like one billion to our local economy? To have that impact in a year, each of the 300,000 workers in the Wichita MSA would have to increase their productivity by about $3,300 – or a…

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Our Time Is Now

Calling All Wichita Young Talent

According to data analyst James Chung, the Wichita region has a bleak future if it stays on its current trajectory. At least, that was the message at a presentation he did last week for a group of young professional leaders as part of the #FocusForward…

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Quit the Cuts

YPW Board Takes Position on County Commission Budget Cuts

Last week we celebrated 10 years of uniting young professionals in Wichita. This week, the YPW Board is calling on its members to unite to effect positive change in our community by voicing your opinions on the Sedgwick County Commission’s recommended budget cuts. The Board’s…

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The Priority Project

YPW partners with Visioneering Wichita and Wichita Downtown Development

In 2004, thousands of people in communities across south central Kansas set the region’s 20-year plan. Since then hundreds of groups and volunteers have been using this plan to make our region a great place for people of all ages to live and work (YPW…

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Project Downtown

Downtown Master Plan Revealed

Your input has shaped the plan and future of our Downtown. Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita is ready to be presented, and you’re invited to this major event. The Project Downtown consulting team led by Goody Clancy will outline the master plan, including…

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Wichita Downtown Development Corporation

I, for one, am very glad this guy is here. If you are ever in the area of Douglas and Emporia, stop in to the WDDC and introduce yourself. YPs need to make sure we are heard AND seen.

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Welcome to W

Same mission. New name. Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is now W. Join us as we move forward into our next chapter of building tomorrow’s leaders today.