As the fifth most moved from state, Kansas has experienced more move-outs than move-ins for the last 9 years. Since 2008, this state has lost hundreds of thousands of residents seeking greener pastures. The reasons for all the folks abandoning ship? Some people may blame the shortfalls of the internal leadership and government. Others point the finger at the floundering economy and stagnant job market. Whatever the reason, it seems that most people who have a little wealth are packing up and taking their money with them. Mostly they head west or south – anywhere but their forgotten state in the middle of the country. Despite the general indifference to the state by outsiders, Kansas has a few things going for it. For example, the Kansas University basketball team is one of the best in the nation. Avid hunters, fishermen, and farmers also appreciate Kansas’ rural landscape.