In an effort to create more jobs, the city of Wichita is partnering with the Wichita Independent Business Association to work with small businesses in the area.
The agreement has three components:
▪ Create at least 100 new jobs.
▪ Provide about $50,000 in scholarships to 100 people for job training.
▪ Provide mentoring to local businesses that want to expand their workforce.
The Wichita City Council agreed to the $125,000 deal at its meeting Tuesday.
Traditionally, the money would have gone toward business incentives, said City Manager Robert Layton.
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