Industries

Many people outside of Kansas don’t realize that the state is home to some of the largest and most successful corporations in the nation and even worldwide. To give you an idea, here are some businesses that have chosen Kansas as the location for their headquarters and manufacturing, and the industries they specialize in:

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  • Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita - Aerospace Manufacturing 
  • Textron Aviation, Wichita  - Aviation 
  • Sprint Telecom - Telecommunications
  • Black & Veatch - Engineering
  • Excel Management - Consulting and Marketing 
  • Koch Industries - Various Industries
  • Mars Chocolate, Topeka - Food Processing
  • Garmin, Olathe - GPS Systems
  • AMC Theatres, Lenexa - Entertainment
  • Hallmark, Lawrence - Gifts 
  • Dairy Farmers of America, Garden City - Food Processing 
  • Cerner, Kansas City - Healthcare
Now, some may ask, “Why Kansas?” As we at the Department of Commerce know, and as many Kansas business owners know, this list goes on and on. But even a substantial list like this one is not all there is to Kansas. The sunflower state is also a substantial investment. Kansas has a friendly business climate, a top-ranked talent pool, great universities, and wonderful infrastructure.
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