Think Tank Supporting Economic Freedom Opens Office in Overland Park
Kansas Policy Institute fills need for limited government voice in Johnson County, NE Kansas
|December 14, 2012 - Wichita - Kansas Policy Institute officially opened a new office in Overland Park today that will be led by Dave Trabert, KPI's president. The office is located at 130th and Metcalf Ave. and will allow KPI to expand its footprint to beyond the largest city in Kansas, Wichita, to the largest population center in the state, metro Kansas City. In addition to opening a new office in Overland Park, James Franko has been promoted to Vice President and Policy Director to lead the office in Wichita.|
KPI chairman George Pearson, of Wichita, said, "In the past three years we have seen KPI grow from a small group of dedicated people to a highly credible and effective organization. Expanding into the Kansas City area is the next step in taking our message of personal responsibility, economic freedom and individual liberty statewide."
The expansion recognizes the growth KPI has experienced in the past three years. As KPI's reputation for accurate data and principled analysis has spread, the demand for the Institute's services has grown as well. Government transparency site KansasOpenGov.Org will remain a large part of KPI's work as will projects such as "Why Not Kansas." Having a permanent presence in northeast Kansas will allow for KPI to present to more community and civic groups across the state while maintaining the foundations of the organization in Wichita.
"KPI came together around the message of free markets and free people. This is clearly resonating with people around the state - and a growing population on the Kansas side of the state line. I'm looking forward to having a larger presence in this part of the state and bringing more people on board with our fight," said KPI vice chair David Gibson of Johnson County.
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Kansas Policy Institute is an independent think-tank that advocates for free market solutions and the protection of personal freedom for all Kansans. Our work centers on state and local economic policy with primary emphasis on education, fiscal policy and health care. We empower citizens, legislators and other government officials with objective research and creative ideas to promote a low-tax, pro-growth environment that preserves the ability of governments to provide high quality services.
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