Wichita Area Top Employers

April 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm EST
Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita, KS

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Cessna

Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, is the economic hub of the region. The city has a strong manufacturing base, much of which is related to the aircraft industry. Wichita offers business tax incentives of particular benefit to capital-intensive manufacturing operations. Health care and agriculture are also major players in the city’s business climate. Here is a list of the top employers in the Wichita, KS area:



Cessna Aircraft Co.,11,300

Spirit AeroSystems, 10,900


Hawker Beechcraft, 6,767


Unified School District 259, 5,391

Via Christi Health System, 4,809

State of Kansas, 4,094


City of Wichita, 3,103

Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, 3,005

Sedgwick County, 2,763

Federal Government, 2,524

Bombardier Learjet, 2,250

Koch Industries, 2,000

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