Advanced Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing through technology and innovation.

There are many draws for manufacturers in Kansas, but chief among them are a highly skilled labor force and an infrastructure where innovation thrives.  

Labor Force

Manufacturing accounts for more than 11 percent of total Kansas employment with 165,700 Kansans working across all sectors. Kansas is one of 28 right-to-work states with union membership at 8.7 percent – well below the national average. The state also ranks 6th lowest in the U.S. for worker compensation rates.

Kansas Colleges & Universities

Partners in Manufacturing & Innovation

The state of Kansas has 33 public institutions with programs focused on high-priority fields, including advanced manufacturing. Education and training in these critical industries help ensure a strong Kansas economy through graduate employability and earning potential as well as continued profitability for employers.


With a rich history in traditional manufacturing and an infrastructure laser focused on innovation in technology, materials and process, Kansas is at the forefront of exciting advancements in manufacturing. Global brands like General Motors, Newell Rubbermaid, Textron Aviation, Kubota, Ceva Animal Health and Mars have all chosen to call Kansas home for their manufacturing operations.

SPOTLIGHT: Wichita, Kansas


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university for industry-funded aeronautical R&D (WSU)


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Reiloy USA

German-owned Reiloy USA is expanding its advanced manufacturing capabilities with plans to invest more than $20 million in a new building and machinery in Maize, Kansas. Reiloy USA President Joe Piccini said, “This expansion brings additional sophisticated and proprietary equipment and technology that will benefit customers throughout North and South Americas.”

Interested in starting your business in Kansas?

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