WICHITA, Kan. -

A new group has come out in support of a proposed one-percent sales tax in Wichita.

"Yes Wichita" wants citizens to vote for the tax hike on the November ballot.

The city says it will raise $400 million to pay for future water sources, public transit, street maintenance and a special "jobs fund" to attract new business to Wichita.

Jon Rolph, the "Yes Wichita" co-chair says the money will be worth it to keep jobs in town.

"No matter how you feel about it. This is why we lose jobs to Oklahoma City, Kansas City, these other communities around us. So to be able to compete on the global stage. we have to do this."

The Wichita Chamber of Commerce supports the tax.

"Coalition for a Better Wichita", which opposes the tax, is supported by Koch Industries.