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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 industries. The largest employment sectors are services, wholesale and retail trade, manufacturing and government.

Top Employers    
EmployerNumber of EmployeesType of Business
Spirit Aerosystems10700Aircraft Systems Manufacturing
Textron Aviation9300Aircraft Manufacturing
Sprint Corp.6000Telecommunications
Garmin International3384GPS Device Design & Manufacturing
Koch Industries3240Chemical Technologies
Tyson Fresh Meats (Holcomb)3200Meat Product Manufacturing
Black & Veatch3029Engineering Consulting
General Motors - Fairfax plant3000Automobile Manufacturing
Cargill Meat Solutions2700Meat Product Manufacturing
BNSF Railway2500Freight Railroad
National Beef Packing (Dodge City)2500Meat Packers Manufacturing
National Beef Packing (Liberal)2500Meat Packers Manufacturing
UnitedHealth Group2500Direct Insurance Carriers
United Parcel Service2000Package Delivery and Logistics
Quest Diagnostics1833Testing laboratories
Bombardier Learjet1700Aerospace Manufacturing
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co1700Rubber Product Manufacturing
Johnson Controls1600HVAC Manufacturing
Kiewit Engineering1500Energy-sector Engineering
General Dynamics1500Information Systems Technology
Schwan’s Consumer Brands1300Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers
Bayer Corporation1300Life Sciences
Cigna HealthCare1296Health Services/Insurance
Honeywell Aerospace1200Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
AGCO Corp.1200Farm Machinery Manufacturing

Source: InfoGroup (2016) along with Kansas City and Wichita Book of Lists and individual company websites.

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