KCUR News
5:18 am
Mon April 28, 2008

Boom Time in Western Kansas

Kansas City, MO – There's a place where most of the bad economic trends sweeping the United States are turned upside down. Home values are up, foreclosures and unemployment are down, and gas guzzlers are flying off the lot. Forget about China, we're taking about western Kansas. Kansas has 23 times more oil wells than Saudi Arabia. Record oil prices, coupled with soaring prices for grain, have sparked a dramatic economic reversal in the western part of the state.