KNSS Issues 2013 Program – The Coming Jobs War

Who is responsible for job creation? What has the Chamber done to secure new jobs for the Wichita Metro area? Has Wichita been hit harder than other communities during the recession? What are companies looking for when they look at Wichita as a possible relocation site? Why did the Chamber secure the CEO and Chairman of Gallup as the speaker for the November 5 annual meeting?

Newsradio 1330 KNSS News Director and Morning Show Co-host Steve McIntosh poses these questions on his Issues 2013 program that will be broadcast on Sunday, October 6. McIntosh interviewed Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce Chair Debbie Gann and Chamber President Gary Plummer about the role of government and the private sector in creating new jobs for the Wichita metro area.

You can listen to the entire interview by tuning in to these stations at these times on Sunday, October 6:

  • KNSS (1330 AM) at 8 a.m.
  • KFH (1240 AM) at 7:30 a.m.
  • KFBZ (105.3 FM) at 7 a.m.
  • KEYN (103.7 FM) at 6:30 a.m.

Or click here to access the podcast.


The op ed piece in the September 29 edition of The Wichita Eagle, Local action needed in global jobs war, by Wichita Metro Chamber Chair Debbie Gann, couldn’t have been timelier. The front-page story of the same edition, Layoffs leave Wichita with a smaller workforce, was another sobering reminder that our friends, family, and neighbors have been suffering from job losses.

It is critical to maintain the jobs that we currently have in the metro area and develop a culture that fosters innovation and creates new jobs. The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce is inviting community leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, volunteers, educators, elected officials, and business leaders to become more engaged in developing a local battle plan for addressing this issue.

Attending the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on November 5 is a great place to start. The featured speaker, Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton, will share his insights into how we can jumpstart job creation in Wichita.  Printed invitations are being mailed this week or you can register here for the event.