Wichita Falls faces challenges moving into future

A new assessment of Wichita Falls’ prospects for the future contains some sobering findings.

“Wichita Falls still faces multiple threats to its near and long-term prospects for success,” according to Broad Ripple Strategies, a company hired by the Chamber of Commerce.

The company’s assessment was based on interviews of residents, focus groups and a non-scientific online survey.

Wichita Falls: 2022 Falls Future 2.0 Community Assessment

It also included data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other statistical sources. It was a follow-up to an assessment done in 2017.

The 3,261 people who participated in the online survey were asked to rate the likelihood they would recommend Wichita Falls to a friend or colleague. The score was negative 26.5.

Among the facts that contributed to the assessment:

Residents have a low per capita income

The per capital income in Wichita Falls is $46,954 compared to the Texas average of $55,129 and the national average of $59,510. Wichita Falls is also lower than comparable cities in the state.

https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/2022/05/21/study-wichita-falls-faces-challenges-moving-into-future/9871916002/

Zubair Q Britania

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