Wichita is truly undergoing a very difficult time. Years ago it was the insurance liability on general aviation, then fuel prices, and ultimately the government's hostile attitude towards business aircraft, particularly business jet aircraft. It has hurt not only Beech, but Cessna and Lear (as they are commonly called) and the infrastructure that supports them. This pain has extended well beyond Sedgwick County, but Wichita seems to be the epicenter of all this.
As an old Beechcrafter, I hope they come out of this stronger as the industry needs the Beech products.
Sixty Plus Years of Flying! "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Saint Ex