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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.

​Company ​Full-Time Local Employment Primary Services​
​Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
13,000​ Aircraft assemblies​
Textron Aviation​ 9,350​ Aircraft manufacturer​
McConnell Air Force Base​ 5,679​ U.S. military air force base​
Wichita Public Schools USD 259​ 5,614​ Public school district​
Ascension Via Christi Health, Inc.​ 4,413​ Health care​
Koch Industries Inc.​ 3,100​ Global HQ - diversified​
City of Wichita​ 2,886​ Municipal government​
U.S. Government​ 2,830​ Federal government​
Sedgwick County​ 2,521​ County government​
​State of Kansas
2,157​​Higher education and government
​Wichita State University
2,035​​Higher education
​Wesley Healthcare
2,030​Health care​
​Johnson Controls
1,629​HVAC equipment manufacturer​
​Bombardier1,500​Aircraft manufacturer and testing​
​Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.
1,120​Food production and processing​
​Cox Communications Inc.
1,100​Broadband communications​
​Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
1,025​Veterans medical center​
​U.S. Postal Service
1,000​Mail and package delivery​
​Dillons Food Stores
​National Institute for Aviation Research
800​​Research institution