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Tap into Kansas’ highly educated, customer-focused workforce.

Kansas has emerged as a leader for corporate and professional service companies, including those involved in finance, accounting, information technology, engineering and architectural design. In fact, in recent years, we have seen unprecedented success for Kansas with service-related companies and corporate leaders such as Quest Analytics, CarMax, and Navatek CFD Technologies, LLC all selecting Kansas as a place to grow their operations. 

It’s no surprise that Kansas is at the top of the list. Ninety-one (91) percent of Kansas adults have a high school diploma, ranking Kansas No. 19 in the nation. Kansas is also among the top states for percent of adults with a college degree with 34% of the population having a bachelor’s degree or higher. Over 40% of adults, 25 and over, in Kansas have an associate college degree. In some areas, such as Johnson County in the Kansas City area, over 50% of the adults have a college degree.

Kansas naturally excels at customer care and offers competitive location advantages for companies that serve national and international customer bases. 


Kansans employed in corporate and professional services


new professional services graduates each year


less than the U.S. median

  1. According to EMSI, Kansas is forecasted to outperform U.S. growth rates in nearly all subsectors of professional and technical services, with areas of particular strength in corporate headquarters and business support services.  

Kansas’ strong talent pipeline and growing computer services industries will help support and sustain digitally enabled business processes and automation in the state. And, with high concentrations of food processing, agriculture and aerospace – all highly susceptible to automation – the opportunity for technology and consulting services firms specialized to those areas is great.

A Place for Mom

A Place for Mom, the largest senior care referral service in North America, chose Kansas as the home of its new office in early 2020. The Overland Park location will be the home to several jobs that are core to the company’s business operations including managerial talent, finance and human resources professionals, engineers and customer service associates. 

Corporate Headquarters Located in Kansas

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Linked Black & Veatch logo
Linked Cerner logo
Linked Cobalt Boats logo
Linked Dairy Farmers of America logo
Linked Garmin logo
Linked High Touch Technologies
Linked Hostess logo
Linked Koch Industries, Inc. logo
Linked Seaboard Corporation logo
Linked Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. logo
Linked YRC Worldwide logo

Explore Kansas’ key industries and learn how you can be part of the next Kansas success story.

Advanced Manufacturing
Corporate & Professional Services
Logistics & Distribution
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Aerospace & Defense
Animal Health
Energy & Natural Resources