How long will aviation be a Wichita mainstay?

The August edition of Money magazine contains a fairly significant plug for Wichita: The city ranks 14th on the magazine’s list of most affordable housing markets.

There’s a lot of truth to that. Home-buyers will always get more for their money in Wichita than on the coasts

But … the reason why sounds a lot more like yesterday than today, sadly:

“Today, aircraft manufacturing is an economic mainstay, with Learjet, Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft all based in town, while Boeing and Airbus maintain facilities … Those industries offer well-paying jobs, which is reflected in Wichita’s high median income.”

At least for the time being, eh?

Read more on this story in Tuesday’s Business Today.