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The key to success is a skilled and talented workforce. Wichita’s workforce can provide what you need, whether its skilled manufacturing and machining, or medical and office talent. Our partners provide resources to help your company grow/succeed, from job specific training to matching your needs with available talent. Wichita’s investments in quality of life within the community insures that we remain competitive to retain and attract the best workforce. If your business is growing, it may qualify for Industrial Revenue Bonds or Economic Development Exemptions. Learn more about each one by clicking below.


Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs)

IRBs can provide a tax abatement and/or a sales tax exemption for eligible projects


Economic Development Exemptions (EDX)

EDXs can provide a tax abatement for eligible projects

Workforce Partners

Workforce Alliance

Provides career training and job placement for job seekers and partners candidates with employers.

WSU Tech

Partners with local companies to provide job specific training to match the jobs in demand.

Quick Facts

Wichita is the choice destination for skilled labor, ranking #1 in ratio of manufacturing jobs and #3 in high-tech manufacturing jobs by the Brookings Institution. Top employers like Spirit Aerosystems and Koch Industries benefit from a highly educated workforce.

Not only is the Wichita Region home to an over 500,00 strong labor force but it’s also ranked as the number one skilled manufacturing workforce in the Country. Wichita is the largest City in Kansas and one of the top 50 in the United States.

From IT to healthcare, Wichita is sure to surprise you.

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19 Minutes
Wichita has an average commute time of 19 minutes; lowest of the top 100 most populated MSAs.