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      Wichita

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      Starts at $20/month

  • WICHITA

  • ABBYVILLE

  • ABILENE

  • ADMIRE

  • AGENDA

  • AGRA

  • ALBERT

  • ALDEN

  • ALEXANDER

  • ALLEN

  • ALMA

  • ALMENA

  • ALTA VISTA

  • ALTAMONT

  • ALTON

  • ALTOONA

  • AMERICUS

  • ANDALE

  • ANDOVER

  • ANTHONY

  • ARCADIA

  • ARGONIA

  • ARKANSAS CITY

  • ARLINGTON

  • ARMA

  • ARNOLD

  • ASHLAND

  • ASSARIA

  • ATCHISON

  • ATHOL

  • ATLANTA

  • ATTICA

  • ATWOOD

  • AUBURN

  • AUGUSTA

  • AURORA

  • AXTELL

  • BAILEYVILLE

  • BALDWIN CITY

  • BARNARD

  • BARNES

  • BARTLETT

  • BASEHOR

  • BAXTER SPRINGS

  • BAZINE

  • BEATTIE

  • BEAUMONT

  • BEELER

  • BELLE PLAINE

  • BELLEVILLE

  • BELOIT

  • BELPRE

  • BELVUE

  • BENDENA

  • BENEDICT

  • BENNINGTON

  • BENTLEY

  • BENTON

  • BERN

  • BERRYTON

  • BEVERLY

  • BIRD CITY

  • BISON

  • BLUE MOUND

  • BLUE RAPIDS

  • BLUFF CITY

  • BOGUE

  • BONNER SPRINGS

  • BREMEN

  • BREWSTER

  • BRONSON

  • BROOKVILLE

  • BROWNELL

  • BUCKLIN

  • BUCYRUS

  • BUFFALO

  • BUHLER

  • BUNKER HILL

  • BURDEN

  • BURDETT

  • BURDICK

  • BURLINGAME

  • BURLINGTON

  • BURNS

  • BURR OAK

  • BURRTON

  • BUSHTON

  • BYERS

  • CALDWELL

  • CAMBRIDGE

  • CANEY

  • CANTON

  • CARBONDALE

  • CASSODAY

  • CATHARINE

  • CAWKER CITY

  • CEDAR

  • CEDAR POINT

  • CEDAR VALE

  • CENTERVILLE

  • CENTRALIA

  • CHANUTE

  • CHAPMAN

  • CHASE

  • CHAUTAUQUA

  • CHENEY

  • CHEROKEE

  • CHERRYVALE

  • CHETOPA

  • CIMARRON

  • CIRCLEVILLE

  • CLAFLIN

  • CLAY CENTER

  • CLAYTON

  • CLEARVIEW CITY

  • CLEARWATER

  • CLIFTON

  • CLYDE

  • COATS

  • COFFEYVILLE

  • COLBY

  • COLDWATER

  • COLLYER

  • COLONY

  • COLUMBUS

  • COLWICH

  • CONCORDIA

  • CONWAY SPRINGS

  • COOLIDGE

  • COPELAND

  • CORNING

  • COTTONWOOD FALLS

  • COUNCIL GROVE

  • COURTLAND

  • CRESTLINE

  • CUBA

  • CUMMINGS

  • CUNNINGHAM

  • DAMAR

  • DANVILLE

  • DE SOTO

  • DEARING

  • DEERFIELD

  • DELIA

  • DELPHOS

  • DENISON

  • DENNIS

  • DENTON

  • DERBY

  • DEXTER

  • DIGHTON

  • DODGE CITY

  • DORRANCE

  • DOUGLASS

  • DOVER

  • DOWNS

  • DRESDEN

  • DURHAM

  • DWIGHT

  • EASTON

  • EDGERTON

  • EDNA

  • EDSON

  • EDWARDSVILLE

  • EFFINGHAM

  • EL DORADO

  • ELBING

  • ELK CITY

  • ELK FALLS

  • ELKHART

  • ELLINWOOD

  • ELLIS

  • ELLSWORTH

  • ELMDALE

  • ELSMORE

  • ELWOOD

  • EMMETT

  • EMPORIA

  • ENGLEWOOD

  • ENSIGN

  • ENTERPRISE

  • ERIE

  • ESBON

  • ESKRIDGE

  • EUDORA

  • EUREKA

  • EVEREST

  • FAIRVIEW

  • FALL RIVER

  • FALUN

  • FARLINGTON

  • FLORENCE

  • FONTANA

  • FORD

  • FORMOSO

  • FORT DODGE

  • FORT LEAVENWORTH

  • FORT RILEY

  • FORT SCOTT

  • FOSTORIA

  • FOWLER

  • FRANKFORT

  • FRANKLIN

  • FREDONIA

  • FREEPORT

  • FRONTENAC

  • FULTON

  • GALENA

  • GALESBURG

  • GALVA

  • GARDEN CITY

  • GARDEN PLAIN

  • GARDNER

  • GARFIELD

  • GARLAND

  • GARNETT

  • GAS

  • GAYLORD

  • GEM

  • GENESEO

  • GEUDA SPRINGS

  • GIRARD

  • GLADE

  • GLASCO

  • GLEN ELDER

  • GODDARD

  • GOESSEL

  • GOFF

  • GOODLAND

  • GORHAM

  • GOVE

  • GRAINFIELD

  • GRANTVILLE

  • GREAT BEND

  • GREELEY

  • GREEN

  • GREENLEAF

  • GREENSBURG

  • GREENWICH

  • GRENOLA

  • GRIDLEY

  • GRINNELL

  • GYPSUM

  • HADDAM

  • HALSTEAD

  • HAMILTON

  • HANOVER

  • HANSTON

  • HARDTNER

  • HARPER

  • HARTFORD

  • HARVEYVILLE

  • HAVANA

  • HAVEN

  • HAVENSVILLE

  • HAVILAND

  • HAYS

  • HAYSVILLE

  • HAZELTON

  • HEALY

  • HEPLER

  • HERINGTON

  • HERNDON

  • HESSTON

  • HIAWATHA

  • HIGHLAND

  • HILL CITY

  • HILLSBORO

  • HILLSDALE

  • HOISINGTON

  • HOLCOMB

  • HOLLENBERG

  • HOLTON

  • HOLYROOD

  • HOME

  • HOPE

  • HORTON

  • HOWARD

  • HOXIE

  • HOYT

  • HUDSON

  • HUGOTON

  • HUMBOLDT

  • HUNTER

  • HUTCHINSON

  • INDEPENDENCE

  • INGALLS

  • INMAN

  • IOLA

  • ISABEL

  • IUKA

  • JAMESTOWN

  • JENNINGS

  • JETMORE

  • JEWELL

  • JOHNSON

  • JUNCTION CITY

  • KANOPOLIS

  • KANORADO

  • KANSAS CITY

  • KECHI

  • KENDALL

  • KENSINGTON

  • KINCAID

  • KINGMAN

  • KINSLEY

  • KIOWA

  • KIRWIN

  • KISMET

  • LA CROSSE

  • LA HARPE

  • LACYGNE

  • LAKE CITY

  • LAKIN

  • LAMONT

  • LANCASTER

  • LANE

  • LANSING

  • LARNED

  • LATHAM

  • LAWRENCE

  • LE ROY

  • LEAVENWORTH

  • LEAWOOD

  • LEBANON

  • LEBO

  • LECOMPTON

  • LEHIGH

  • LENEXA

  • LENORA

  • LEON

  • LEONARDVILLE

  • LEOTI

  • LEVANT

  • LEWIS

  • LIBERAL

  • LIBERTY

  • LIEBENTHAL

  • LINCOLN

  • LINCOLNVILLE

  • LINDSBORG

  • LINN

  • LINWOOD

  • LITTLE RIVER

  • LOGAN

  • LONG ISLAND

  • LONGFORD

  • LONGTON

  • LORRAINE

  • LOST SPRINGS

  • LOUISBURG

  • LUCAS

  • LUDELL

  • LURAY

  • LYNDON

  • LYONS

  • MACKSVILLE

  • MADISON

  • MAHASKA

  • MAIZE

  • MANHATTAN

  • MANKATO

  • MANTER

  • MAPLE CITY

  • MAPLE HILL

  • MAPLETON

  • MARIENTHAL

  • MARION

  • MARQUETTE

  • MARYSVILLE

  • MATFIELD GREEN

  • MAYETTA

  • MAYFIELD

  • MC CRACKEN

  • MC CUNE

  • MC DONALD

  • MC FARLAND

  • MC LOUTH

  • MCCONNELL AFB

  • MCPHERSON

  • MEADE

  • MEDICINE LODGE

  • MELVERN

  • MERIDEN

  • MILAN

  • MILFORD

  • MILTON

  • MILTONVALE

  • MINNEAPOLIS

  • MINNEOLA

  • MISSION

  • MOLINE

  • MONTEZUMA

  • MONUMENT

  • MORAN

  • MORGANVILLE

  • MORLAND

  • MORRILL

  • MORROWVILLE

  • MOSCOW

  • MOUND CITY

  • MOUND VALLEY

  • MOUNDRIDGE

  • MOUNT HOPE

  • MULBERRY

  • MULLINVILLE

  • MULVANE

  • MUNDEN

  • MURDOCK

  • MUSCOTAH

  • NARKA

  • NASHVILLE

  • NATOMA

  • NEAL

  • NEKOMA

  • NEODESHA

  • NEOSHO FALLS

  • NEOSHO RAPIDS

  • NESS CITY

  • NETAWAKA

  • NEW ALBANY

  • NEW CAMBRIA

  • NEW CENTURY

  • NEWTON

  • NICKERSON

  • NIOTAZE

  • NORCATUR

  • NORTH NEWTON

  • NORTON

  • NORTONVILLE

  • NORWAY

  • NORWICH

  • OAKLEY

  • OBERLIN

  • OFFERLE

  • OGALLAH

  • OGDEN

  • OKETO

  • OLATHE

  • OLMITZ

  • OLPE

  • OLSBURG

  • ONAGA

  • ONEIDA

  • OPOLIS

  • OSAGE CITY

  • OSAWATOMIE

  • OSBORNE

  • OSKALOOSA

  • OSWEGO

  • OTIS

  • OTTAWA

  • OVERBROOK

  • OVERLAND PARK

  • OXFORD

  • OZAWKIE

  • PALCO

  • PALMER

  • PAOLA

  • PARADISE

  • PARK

  • PARKER

  • PARSONS

  • PARTRIDGE

  • PAWNEE ROCK

  • PAXICO

  • PEABODY

  • PECK

  • PENOKEE

  • PERRY

  • PERU

  • PFEIFER

  • PHILLIPSBURG

  • PIEDMONT

  • PIERCEVILLE

  • PIQUA

  • PITTSBURG

  • PLAINS

  • PLAINVILLE

  • PLEASANTON

  • PLEVNA

  • POMONA

  • PORTIS

  • POTTER

  • POTWIN

  • POWHATTAN

  • PRAIRIE VIEW

  • PRAIRIE VILLAGE

  • PRATT

  • PRESCOTT

  • PRETTY PRAIRIE

  • PRINCETON

  • PROTECTION

  • QUENEMO

  • QUINTER

  • RAMONA

  • RANDALL

  • RANDOLPH

  • RANSOM

  • RANTOUL

  • RAYMOND

  • READING

  • REDFIELD

  • REPUBLIC

  • REXFORD

  • RICHFIELD

  • RICHMOND

  • RILEY

  • RIVERTON

  • ROBINSON

  • ROCK

  • ROLLA

  • ROSALIA

  • ROSE HILL

  • ROSSVILLE

  • ROXBURY

  • ROZEL

  • RUSH CENTER

  • RUSSELL

  • SABETHA

  • SAINT FRANCIS

  • SAINT GEORGE

  • SAINT JOHN

  • SAINT MARYS

  • SAINT PAUL

  • SALINA

  • SATANTA

  • SAVONBURG

  • SAWYER

  • SCAMMON

  • SCANDIA

  • SCHOENCHEN

  • SCOTT CITY

  • SCRANTON

  • SEDAN

  • SEDGWICK

  • SELDEN

  • SENECA

  • SEVERY

  • SHARON

  • SHARON SPRINGS

  • SHAWNEE

  • SHAWNEE MISSION

  • SILVER LAKE

  • SIMPSON

  • SMITH CENTER

  • SOLDIER

  • SOLOMON

  • SOUTH HAVEN

  • SOUTH HUTCHINSON

  • SPEARVILLE

  • SPIVEY

  • SPRING HILL

  • STAFFORD

  • STARK

  • STERLING

  • STILWELL

  • STOCKTON

  • STRONG CITY

  • SUBLETTE

  • SUMMERFIELD

  • SUN CITY

  • SYCAMORE

  • SYLVAN GROVE

  • SYLVIA

  • SYRACUSE

  • TALMAGE

  • TAMPA

  • TECUMSEH

  • TESCOTT

  • THAYER

  • TIPTON

  • TONGANOXIE

  • TOPEKA

  • TORONTO

  • TOWANDA

  • TREECE

  • TRIBUNE

  • TROY

  • TURON

  • TYRO

  • UDALL

  • ULYSSES

  • UNIONTOWN

  • UTICA

  • VALLEY CENTER

  • VALLEY FALLS

  • VASSAR

  • VERMILLION

  • VICTORIA

  • VIOLA

  • VIRGIL

  • WAKARUSA

  • WAKEENEY

  • WAKEFIELD

  • WALDO

  • WALDRON

  • WALKER

  • WALLACE

  • WALNUT

  • WALTON

  • WAMEGO

  • WASHINGTON

  • WATERVILLE

  • WATHENA

  • WAVERLY

  • WEBBER

  • WEIR

  • WELDA

  • WELLINGTON

  • WELLSVILLE

  • WESKAN

  • WEST MINERAL

  • WESTMORELAND

  • WESTPHALIA

  • WETMORE

  • WHITE CITY

  • WHITE CLOUD

  • WHITEWATER

  • WHITING

  • WILLIAMSBURG

  • WILMORE

  • WILSEY

  • WILSON

  • WINCHESTER

  • WINDOM

  • WINFIELD

  • WINONA

  • WOODBINE

  • WOODSTON

  • WRIGHT

  • YATES CENTER

  • YODER

  • ZENDA
  • Does Phone Answering USA provide Automated Reception Services in Kansas?

    Phone Answering USA provides Automated Reception Services in Kansas. This package is simple and cost effective. This package includes a local phone number, unlimited calls, unlimited local & long distance minutes (in the continental US), unlimited call forwarding and up to 7 extensions.

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    Phone Answering USA provides a Pay Per Call Live 9-5 Answering Service in Kansas. These call packages are designed for the company that does not need 24/7 phone answering and wishes to pay per call not per minute. It is a simple way to understand what your monthly cost will be month in and month out.

    Live 9am – 5pm Standard and Premium Package Differentiated:

    Standard Live Answering

    Calls personally answered/ Live Message Receiving/ forwarding call to voice mail, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm local time (except holidays). $1 per call over allotted package.

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    Calls personally answered/ screened/ forwarded per your instruction, allowing you to decide whether to accept the call, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm local time (except holidays). $1 per call over allotted package.

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    State of Kansas

    Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States.] It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.] The tribe’s name (natively kka:ze) is often said to mean “people of the wind” or “people of the south wind,” although this was probably not the term’s original meaning.]] Residents of Kansas are called “Kansans.” For thousands of years what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the Eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the Western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue.
    When officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine if Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists eventually prevailed and on January 29, 1861,] Kansas entered the Union as a free state. After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly, when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, sorghum and sunflowers. Kansas is the 15th most extensive and the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States.

    History

    For millennia, the land that is currently Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. The first European to set foot in present-day Kansas was Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, who explored the area in 1541. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Southwest Kansas, however, was still a part of Spain, Mexico and the Republic of Texas until the conclusion of the Mexican-American War in 1848. From 1812 to 1821, Kansas was part of the Missouri Territory. The Santa Fe Trail traversed Kansas from 1821 to 1880, transporting manufactured goods from Missouri and silver and furs from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Wagon ruts from the trail are still visible in the prairie today.
    In 1827, Fort Leavenworth became the first permanent settlement of white Americans in the future state. The Kansas-Nebraska Act became law on May 30, 1854, establishing the U.S. territories of Nebraska and Kansas, and opening the area to broader settlement by whites. Kansas Territory stretched all the way to the Continental Divide and included the sites of present-day Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.
    Missouri and Arkansas sent settlers into Kansas all along its eastern border. These settlers attempted to sway votes in favor of slavery. The secondary settlement of Americans in Kansas Territory were abolitionists from Massachusetts and other Free-Staters, who attempted to stop the spread of slavery from neighboring Missouri. Directly presaging the American Civil War, these forces collided, entering into skirmishes that earned the territory the name of Bleeding Kansas.
    Kansas was admitted to the United States as a slave-free state on January 29, 1861, making it the 34th state to enter the Union. By that time the violence in Kansas had largely subsided. But, during the Civil War, on August 21, 1863, William Quantrill led several hundred men on a raid into Lawrence, destroying much of the city and killing nearly 200 people. He was roundly condemned by both the conventional Confederate military and the partisan rangers commissioned by the Missouri legislature. His application to that body for a commission was flatly rejected due to his pre-war criminal record.
    After the Civil War, many veterans constructed homesteads in Kansas. Many African Americans also looked to Kansas as the land of “John Brown” and, led by freedmen like Benjamin “Pap” Singleton, began establishing black colonies in the state. Leaving southern states in the late 1870s because of increasing discrimination, they became known as Exodusters.
    At the same time, the Chisholm Trail was opened and the Wild West-era commenced in Kansas. Wild Bill Hickok was a deputy marshal at Fort Riley and a marshal at Hays and Abilene. Dodge City was another wild cowboy town, and both Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp worked as lawmen in the town. In one year alone, 8 million head of cattle from Texas boarded trains in Dodge City bound for the East, earning Dodge the nickname “Queen of the Cowtowns.”
    In part as a response to the violence perpetrated by cowboys, on February 19, 1881 Kansas became the first U.S. state to adopt a Constitutional amendment prohibiting all alcoholic beverages.

    Geography

    Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. The state is divided into 105 counties with 628 cities, and is located equidistant from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is located in Smith County near Lebanon. The geodetic center of North America was located in Meades Ranch, Kansas, Osborne County until 1983. This spot was used until that date as the central reference point for all maps of North America produced by the U.S. government. The geographic center of Kansas is located in Barton County.

    Geology

    Kansas is underlain by a sequence of horizontal to gently westward dipping sedimentary rocks. A sequence of Mississippian, Pennsylvanian and Permian rocks underlie the eastern and southern part of the state. The western half of the state consists of Cretaceous through Tertiary sediments derived from the erosion of the uplifted Rocky Mountains to the west. The northeastern corner of the state was subjected to glaciation in the Pleistocene and is covered by glacial drift and loess.

    Topography

    The western two-thirds of the state, lying in the great central plain of the United States, has a generally flat or undulating surface, while the eastern third has many hills and forests. The land gradually rises from east to west; its altitude ranges from 684 ft (208 m) along the Verdigris River at Coffeyville in Montgomery County, to 4,039 ft (1,231 m) at Mount Sunflower, one half mile from the Colorado border, in Wallace County. It is a popular belief that Kansas is the flattest state in the nation, reinforced by a well-known 2003 study stating that Kansas was indeed “flatter than a pancake”. This has since been called into question, with most scientists ranking Kansas somewhere between 20th and 30th flattest state, depending on measurement method. Its average elevation is 2,000 feet, higher than 36 states.

    Climate

    Kansas contains three climatic types, according to the Koppen climate classification: it has humid continental, semi-arid steppe, and humid subtropical. The eastern two-thirds of the state (especially the northeastern portion) has a humid continental climate, with cool to cold winters and hot, often humid summers. Most of the precipitation falls in the summer and spring. The western third of the state – from roughly the U.S. Route 281 corridor westward – has a semiarid steppe climate. Summers are hot, often very hot, and generally less humid. Winters are highly changeable between warm and very cold. The western region receives an average of about 16 inches (410 mm) of precipitation per year. Chinook winds in the winter can warm western Kansas all the way into the 80 °F (27 °C) range. The far south-central and southeastern reaches of the state have a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers, milder winters and more precipitation than elsewhere in Kansas. Although not strictly falling in all of the zones, some features of all three climates can be found in most of the state, with droughts and changeable weather between dry and humid not uncommon, and both warm and cold spells in the winter.
    Precipitation ranges from about 47 inches (1200 mm) annually in the southeast corner of the state, to about 16 inches (400 mm) in the southwest. Snowfall ranges from around 5 inches (130 mm) in the fringes of the south, to 35 inches (900 mm) in the far northwest. Frost-free days range from more than 200 days in the south, to 130 days in the northwest. Thus, Kansas is the ninth or tenth sunniest state in the country, depending on the source. Western Kansas is as sunny as California and Arizona.
    Kansas is prone to severe weather, especially in the spring and early summer. In spite of the frequent sunshine throughout much of the state, due to its location at a climatic boundary prone to multiple air masses the state is vulnerable to strong and severe thunderstorms. Many of these storms become Supercell thunderstorms. These can spawn tornadoes, often of EF3 strength or higher. According to statistics from the National Climatic Data Center, Kansas has reported more tornadoes (for the period January 1, 1950 through October 31, 2006) than any state except for Texas – marginally even more than Oklahoma. It has also – along with Alabama – reported more F5 or EF5 tornadoes than any other state. These are the most powerful of all tornadoes. Kansas averages over 50 tornadoes annually. Severe thunderstorms sometimes drop very large hail over Kansas as well as bringing flash flooding and damaging straight line winds.
    According to NOAA, the all-time highest temperature recorded in Kansas is 121 °F (49.4 °C) on July 24, 1936, near Alton, and the all-time low is -40 °F (-40 °C) on February 13, 1905, near Lebanon.
    Kansas’s record high of 121 °F (49.4 °C) ties with North Dakota for the fifth-highest record high in an American state, behind California (134 °F/56.7 °C), Arizona (128 °F/53.3 °C), Nevada (125 °F/51.7 °C), and New Mexico (122 °F/50 °C).

    Economy

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that the total GDP in 2008 was $122.7 billion, making it the United States’s 32nd highest state by GDP. Per capita personal income in 2008 was $35,013. As of January 2010, the state’s unemployment rate is 6.4%.
    The agricultural outputs of the state are cattle, sheep, wheat, sorghum, soybeans, cotton, hogs, corn, and salt. Eastern Kansas is part of the Grain Belt, an area of major grain production in the central United States. The industrial outputs are transportation equipment, commercial and private aircraft, food processing, publishing, chemical products, machinery, apparel, petroleum and mining.
    Kansas ranks 8th in U.S. oil production. Production has experienced a steady, natural decline as it becomes increasingly difficult to extract oil over time. Since oil prices bottomed in 1999, oil production in Kansas has remained fairly constant, with an average monthly rate of about 2.8 million barrels (450,000 m3) in 2004. The recent higher prices have made carbon dioxide sequestration and other oil recovery techniques more economical.
    Kansas ranks 8th in U.S. natural gas production. Production has steadily declined since the mid-1990s with the gradual depletion of the Hugoton Natural Gas Field-the state’s largest field which extends into Oklahoma and Texas. In 2004, slower declines in the Hugoton gas fields and increased coalbed methane production contributed to a smaller overall decline. Average monthly production was over 32 billion cubic feet (0.9 km3).
    The Kansas economy is also heavily influenced by the aerospace industry. Several large aircraft corporations have manufacturing facilities in Wichita and Kansas City, including Spirit AeroSystems, Boeing, Cessna, Learjet, and Hawker Beechcraft (formerly Raytheon).
    Major company headquarters in Kansas include the Sprint Nextel Corporation (with world headquarters in Overland Park), Embarq (with national headquarters in Overland Park), YRC Worldwide (Overland Park), Garmin (Olathe), Payless Shoes (national headquarters and major distribution facilities in Topeka), and Koch Industries (with national headquarters in Wichita).

    Taxes

    Kansas has three income brackets for income tax calculation, ranging from 3.5% to 6.45%. The state sales tax in Kansas is 6.3%. Various cities and counties in Kansas have an additional local sales tax. Except during the 2001 recession (March-November 2001) when monthly sales tax collections were flat, collections have trended higher as the economy has grown and two rate increases have been enacted. Total sales tax collections for 2003 amounted to $1.63 billion, compared to $805.3 million in 1990.
    Revenue shortfalls resulting from lower than expected tax collections and slower growth in personal income following a 1998 permanent tax reduction has contributed to the substantial growth in the state’s debt level as bonded debt increased from $1.16 billion in 1998 to $3.83 billion in 2006. Some increase in debt was expected as the state continues with its 10-year Comprehensive Transportation Program enacted in 1999. As of June 2004, Moody’s Investors Service ranked the state 14th for net tax-supported debt per capita. As a percentage of personal income, it was at 3.8%-above the median value of 2.5% for all rated states and having risen from a value of less than 1% in 1992. The state has a statutory requirement to maintain cash reserves of at least 7.5% of expenses at the end of each fiscal year, however, lawmakers can vote to override the rule, and did so during the most recent budget agreement.