The following is a summary of the forecast booklet.  An electronic version of booklet can be purchased online.  A printed complimentary copy will be provided for the following 2018 outlook event locations (Dodge City, Emporia, Hays, Pittsburg, Salina, and Wichita).  Future publications and price of this booklet will likely change and will be dependent on both demand and sponsorships.

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  • Employment forecasts – This includes a sector level employment forecasts for each of the major metropolitan economies within Kansas and for the state as a whole. 
    • Kansas
    • Wichita
    • Kansas City
    • Topeka
    • Non Metropolitan areas of Kansas
  • Economic Conditions – The annual survey of selected panel members across Kansas provide information ranging from current economic conditions to expectations, which includes issues ranging from input prices to demand for goods and services.   The survey also includes concerns about global, national, state, and local issues.
  • Real Estate Forecast – The Center for Real-estate at Wichita State University produces a forecast Kansas and several markets.  A summary of the housing market is included.
  • Commercial Real Estate Market Update – NAIMartens provides an update on the major commercial real estate segments with the Wichita area.
  • Kansas Industry News and Developments – This section includes a more detailed look at employment trends for each of the major industry sectors for Kansas and regional markets.  It also includes a highlight of major news and developments. 
    • Retail Trade
    • Transportation
    • Information
    • Leisure and Hospitality
    • Other Services
    • Government
    • Natural Resources, Mining, and Construction Industry 
    • Manufacturing Industry
    • Wholesale Trade
    • Financial Activities and Real Estate    
    • Professional and Business Services     
    • Education and Health Services    
  • Indictors – Multiple economic variables will provide an over of the current economic conditions within each of the various regions within Kansas.
    • Kansas Overview
    • Highlight of all Kansas Counties
    • Seven Regions across Kansas
    • Top 25 Counties