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Greater Wichita Largest Employers

CompanyProduct/ServiceLocal FTE Employment

Spirit AeroSystems

Aircraft Assemblies


Textron Aviation (Beechcraft, Cessna, Hawker)

Aircraft Manufacturer9,000
Unified School District 259 -- WichitaPublic School Distrct7,326
McConnell Air Force BaseAir Force Base6,867
Ascension Via ChristiHealth Care5,156
State of KansasState Government4,494
Koch IndustriesGlobal HQ -- Diversified3,263
City of WichitaMunicipal Government3,250
U.S. Government Federal Government2,793 (a)
Dillons Food StoresGrocery Chain2,701
Sedgwick CountyCounty Government2,670
Wesley HealthcareHealth Care2,490
Wichita State UniversityPublic Higher Education2,078
Bombardier LearjetAircraft Manufacturer1,700
Johnson Controls-UPG WichitaAir Conditioner Manufacturer1,600
AGCO Corp. - Hesston OperationsAgricultural Equipment Manufacturer1,200
Unified School District 260 -- DerbyPublic School District1,056
U.S. Postal ServiceFederal Mail Delivery Service1,025
Robert J. Dole VA Medical CenterVeterans Medical Center934
Excel Industries -- HesstonTurf Equipment Manufacturer927
Unified School District 261 -- HaysvillePublic School District925
Cox CommunicationsBroadband Communications and Entertainment Company908
Cargill Protein GroupHQ -- Food Products850
Unified School District 266 -- MaizePublic School District727
T-Mobile USATelecommunications725
Protection 1Security Services710
Unified School District 373 -- NewtonPublic School District700
Intrust BankFinancial Services656
Unified School District 265 -- GoddardPublic School District653

(a) Civilians only. Does not include employees of the U.S. Postal Service.

List Updated: July 2017