Gov. to lead Kan. delegation to Paris air show

Sam Brownback
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback plans to lead a Kansas delegation to an international air show in Paris next week to promote the state’s aircraft industry.

The governor’s office says Brownback and state Commerce Secretary Pat George expect to spend a week in Paris, starting Monday.

They’ll be joined by representatives of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition and several Kansas-based aviation businesses. Wichita is an aviation hub, and the state has more than 30,000 aviation workers and 200 industry suppliers.

Brownback also is touting the state’s tax climate as attractive to aviation. The Republican governor has pushed over the past two years to decrease personal income taxes.

Kansas had nearly $12 billion in exports last year, with aircraft sales topping $2 billion. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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