Wichita State trying to lure technology companies

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Wichita State officials are negotiating with several technology companies to create an innovation campus at the university.

University president John Bardo told faculty and students Monday that the school is talking to seven companies, with a goal of bringing new technology jobs to Wichita in the future.

Bardo says the innovation campus would be a four-building complex on the southeast corner of the campus, on half of Wichita State’s 18-hole golf course.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/MYwSXS ) John Tomblin, an interim vice president, says the university is negotiating with companies from Wichita, the U.S. and outside the country. He refused to identify the companies but said negotiations are going well.

Bardo says the campus would be a public-private partnership that would benefit both the university and the community.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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