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State competitions mean big boost for Wichita economy

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Holiday travel is expected ahead of Memorial Day. It could mean dollars leaving Wichita. However, bringing state competitions to Wichita State University does a lot to give the economy a lift. Packed parking lots, filling the stands, selling out the hotels, and flooding the local restaurants. “There’s just a buzz this weekend with all these people in our community,” said Visit Wichita PR Director Jemelle Holopirek. Holopirek said the state events hosted at WSU bring more than 15,000 spectators from across the state of Kansas to...

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