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.