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Explore The Greater Wichita Region

Welcome to the most geocentric metro in the entire United States. The Greater Wichita region includes ten counties: Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Reno, Sedgwick and Sumner in South Central Kansas. This prime global location boasts the best skilled manufacturing workforce in the nation, available land sites for all types of industry, access to railways and the nation’s major north-south interstate highways, and unexpectedly vibrant cultural amenities contributing to an impressive quality of life.

The Greater Wichita region offers an abundance of all things necessary for businesses to grow and expand. Explore opportunities throughout this 10-county area.

Where Businesses Thrive

The Greater Wichita region positions businesses to thrive. The region has made a name for itself as the most manufacturing specialized region in the nation with an abundance of the most-trained and most-advanced workers in the world. Business-friendly policies, low costs of operation, and a steady pipeline of talent are some of the obvious building blocks on which local companies like Textron Aviation, Cargill, Koch Industries, and Spirit AeroSystems have built their success. Now, it’s your turn.

Regional Data

Land area10,037
Average population density79
Median age36.89
High School Graduate or Higher90%
Some College, No Degree25%
Associate Degree9%
Bachelor Degree or Higher30%
Average 1-Way commute to work (min)19.3
Civilian labor force386,950
Unemployment rate3.3%
Number of business establishments19,423
Average annual pay$45,079
Median household income$55,001

Sources: 2019 Population Estimates for the 10-County Region; 2010 Census; American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates 2014-2018; Bureau of Labor Statistics - Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Bureau of Labor Statistics - Quarterly Census of Wages 2018 Average

Next Steps

Andrew Nave

Executive Vice President of Economic Development

Andrew Nave

We invite you to connect with the Greater Wichita Partnership for all of the information and resources available to companies choosing to locate or expand in Greater Wichita.

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