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Employers In The Greater Wichita Region

The Greater Wichita region is home to some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including the two largest privately held companies in the U.S., Cargill Protein and Koch Industries. The area also hosts two of the top general aviation OEMs — Bombardier Learjet and Textron Aviation, as well as Spirit AeroSystems, the world’s largest independent producer of commercial aircraft structures and the largest employer in the region. 

CompanyProduct/ServiceLocal FTE Employment
Spirit AeroSystemsAircraft Assemblies13,000
Textron Aviation (Beechcraft, Cessna, Hawker)Aircraft Manufacturer9,500
McConnell Air Force BaseAir Force Base5,680
Unified School District 259 -- WichitaPublic School District5,610
Ascension Via ChristiHealth Care4,410
Koch IndustriesGlobal HQ -- Diversified3,100
City of WichitaMunicipal Government2,890
U.S. Government (a)Federal Government2,830
Sedgwick CountyCounty Government2,520
State of KansasHigher Ed. and Government2,160
Wichita State UniversityHigher Education2,040
Wesley HealthcareFull Range Health Services2,030
Johnson ControlsAir Conditioning  Manufacturing1,630
BombardierAircraft Manufacturing1,500
Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.Food Production and Processing1,120
Unified School District 260 -- DerbyPublic School District1,100
Cox CommunicationsBroadband Communications1,100
Robert J. Dole VA Medical CenterVeterans Medical Center1,030
U.S Postal ServiceMail and Package Delivery1,000
AGCO Corp - Hesston OperationsFarm Equipment Manufacturing900
Dillons Food StoresRetail850

National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)

Research Institution


Unified School District -- 261 HaysvillePublic School District800
T-Mobile USATelecommunications760
GE AviationAircraft Engine Manufacturer750
Unified School District -- 373 NewtonPublic School District700
Excel Industries Inc.Turf Care Products Manufacturer690
Unified School District 266 -- MaizePublic School District690
Unified School District 265 -- GoddardPublic School District680
Intrust Bank NAFull Range Banking Services650

Source: Wichita Business Journal. Data does not include the U.S. Postal Service.
List Updated: January 2020

Next Steps

Andrew Nave

Executive Vice President of Economic Development

Andrew Nave

We invite you to connect with the Greater Wichita Partnership for more information and valuable insights about the area’s major employers and top industries.

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