A new economic report shows Kansas ranks near the bottom in personal income growth. The study from the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University says Kansas ranks 49th out of 50 states in personal income growth. The index measures personal income from wages, benefits, interest and government payments. The center's director, Jeremy Hill says economists are trying to shape a picture of what's ahead for the state during the at the next two years.
Hill says in order for Kansas to experience stronger growth in income the state would have to grow employment which would lift overall wages. He says Kansas businesses are timid about investing in employees because of political instability.