Major Employers

Wichita has leveraged its skilled aerospace workforce to become a regional leader in high-tech manufacturing. A quick look at the top employers shows the diverse workforce the City of Wichita offers, from skilled manufacturing and medical services to agriculture and energy.

CompanyFull-Time Local EmploymentPrimary Services
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.13,000Aircraft assemblies
Textron Aviation9,350Aircraft manufacturer
McConnell Air Force Base5,679U.S. military air force base
Wichita Public Schools USD 2595,614Public school district
Ascension Via Christi Health, Inc.4,413Health care
Koch Industries Inc.3,100Global HQ - diversified
City of Wichita2,886Municipal government
U.S. Government2,830Federal government
Sedgwick County2,521County government
State of Kansas2,157Higher education and government
Wichita State University2,035Higher education
Wesley Healthcare2,030Health care
Johnson Controls1,629HVAC equipment manufacturer
Bombardier1,500Aircraft manufacturer and testing
Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.1,120Food production and processing
Cox Communications Inc.1,100Broadband communications
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center1,025Veterans medical center
U.S. Postal Service1,000Mail and package delivery
Dillons Food Stores850Retail
National Institute for Aviation Research800Research institution