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Greater Wichita Largest Employers

CompanyProduct/ServiceLocal FTE Employment

Spirit AeroSystems

Aircraft Assemblies


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
Unified School District -- 261 HaysvillePublic School District800
T-Mobile USATelecommunications760
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

Wichita Business Journal's list of the largest employers in the Wichita area - 2019

(a) Data current as of Sept. 2018. Does not include the U.S. Postal Service.

Updated: January 2020