Kansas Top Employers

Kansas companies recruit from some of the nation's best universities and technical schools and benefit from pro-business legislation and low taxes. Most importantly, Kansas encourages business leaders to grow, innovate and think big. The Kansas economy has expanded from its original base in agribusiness into an economy with a diverse mix of professions. The largest employment sectors are services, wholesale and retail trade, manufacturing and government.

Top Employers
Employer
Number of Employees
Type of Business
Spirit AeroSystems
12,000
Aviation Manufacturer
Sprint
7,600
Telecommunications
Cessna Aircraft
4,979
Aviation Manufacturing
General Motors - Fairfax Plant
4,000
Auto Manufacturing
Bombardier
3,500
Aerospace Manufacturing
Black & Veatch
3,500
Engineering Consulting
National Beef Packing (Liberal)
3,500
Meat Packers Manufacturing
Tyson Fresh Meats
3,200
Meat Product Manufacturing
Performance Contracting
2,900
Roofing, Siding, & Insulation Material Merchant Wholesalers
National Beef Packing (Dodge City)
2,500
Meat Packers Manufacturing
Koch Industries
2,100
Chemical Technologies
United Parcel Service
2,000
Package Delivery & Logistics
Hawker Beechcraft
1,833
Aircraft Manufacturing
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co
1,550
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Quest Diagnostics
1,500
Testing Laboratories
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas
1,450
Insurance Agencies & Brokerages
Honeywell Aerospace
1,200
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing
Waddell & Reed
1,166
Securities Brokerage
Associated Wholesale Grocers
1,100
Wholesale Grocers
Coleman Company
1,100
Sporting & Athletic Goods Manufacturing
Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Plant
1,003
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
Cargill Meat Solutions
1,000
Food Products
Swiss RE Solutions
1,000
Direct Insurance Carriers
Conspec Marketing & Manufacturing
1,000
Industrial Chemical Manufacturing
Garmin International
950
GPS Device Design & Manufacturing.
Source: Kansas City and Wichita Book of Lists, LocationOne and Community websites