Daily Archives: Nov. 23, 2011

Sedgwick County commission votes 4-1 to give $1 million for Bombardier parking lot

Sedgwick County commissioners voted 4-1 — with member Richard Ranzau voting “no” — to spend $1 million for a parking lot at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport for Bombardier.

The incentive is part of a package the state, city and county put together to help Bombardier expand and bring 450 jobs to Wichita.

Ranzau said the company was in better financial shape to spend the $1 million than the county was, expaining his “no” vote.

“It’s going to hurt us more than it’s going to help Bombardier,” Ranzau said.

But other commissioners disagreed.

“i say it’s ‘Good News Wednesday,’ ” Commissioner Tim Norton said. “We’re putting people back to work.”