Cancel the calls to the Wichita moving companies in charge of relocating Hawker Beechcraft, because as of Tuesday the aircraft maker has announced that it will stay in Wichita. A $45 million, 10-year deal will keep the company in Wichita.
This brings much good news to the local economy in Wichita, as Hawker Beecher’s commitment to the city will keep at least 4,000 jobs in the state over the next decade. Since all the planes will be assembled and delivered in Wichita, this is sure to be a boost to the struggling local economy and job slump.
One of the best parts about Hawker Beechcraft not moving from Wichita is the rich history the city has with the aerospace industry, known as the “Air Capital of the World.” There’s something to be said for tradition, huh Wichita?