Wichita looks forward.
With roots well entrenched in manufacturing, Wichita is gearing up for the future through advances in technologies and materials. Successful companies are producing technically complex products with high levels of design. They're using innovative processes to create new products that are more reliable, affordable and produced more efficiently.
The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University occupies over one million square feet and provides research, design, testing certification and training to the aviation industry, government agencies and educational entities. With an annual budget of more than $125 million in 2020, NIAR is pushing the boundaries of advanced manufacturing and materials.
Deloitte is creating its first ever Smart Factory @ Wichita on the campus at Wichita State University to help companies merge existing technologies with new innovations in processes, products and engineering.
Our manufacturers have taken the same skills and technologies they use to support the aviation industry to supply the globe with specialized parts. Your company can benefit from our talent too.
A quick view of some of the companies who are located in the Greater Wichita region provides a powerful perspective on our global impact, including Siemens Gamesa, Massey Ferguson, York, GE Aviation, Rubbermaid and Pfizer.
- Wichita ranks first in manufacturing jobs as a percentage of all jobs, according to the Brookings Institution.
- Sedgwick County is a Foreign Trade Zone, exempting manufacturers from paying duty or federal excise tax while goods remain in the zone or are exported.