DOING BUSINESS IN KANSAS

Kansas Commerce
785-296-3481
David.Toland@ks.gov
www.kansascommerce.gov

Doing business in KansasThree straight Gold Shovels and back-to-back Governor’s Cups reflect the pro-business environment Kansas companies enjoy. Discover how our central location, solid infrastructure, welcoming communities, and ready workforce can further your company’s success.

— David Toland, Lt. Governor
and Secretary of Commerce
Doing business in Kansas
Tesseract Ventures in Overland Park is one of many Kansas-based, high-tech companies driving innovation in the heartland. (Photo: Kansas Department of Commerce)

  TARGETED GROWTH SECTORS

EV Battery Manufacturing: Kansas is emerging as an industry leader with Panasonic Energy’s $4 billion EV lithium-ion battery facility in De Soto. The accompanying suppliers will build out an entire ecosystem.


Aviation/Defense: Home to 450 aerospace manufacturers, the aviation/defense sector contributes more than $7 billion to the state economy. Kansas has the third-largest concentration of aviation workers in the nation.


Biomanufacturing: Kansas City recently was designated a national tech hub in the biomanufacturing sector.

  TOP PROJECTS

COMPANY
LOCATION
INVESTMENT
Walmart
Olathe
$257 million
High Plain Ponderosa Dairy
Plains
$168 million
Great Plains Manufacturing
Salina
$124 million
Michelin/Camso Manufacturing
Junction City
$114 million
Infinity Windows
Kansas City
$76 million

FEATURED LOCATIONS

Salina Community Economic Development OrganizationBeing located near the geographic center of the United States has a lot of advantages for business. Nestled at the crossroads of I-70 and I-35, Salina, Kansas offers businesses here easy access to a highly skilled and educated workforce of more than 213,000 and 45 million consumers within a single day’s drive.

  FAST FACTS

Population (July 2022 est.): 2,937,150¹
Largest Cities (2020): Wichita (397,117); Overland Park (197,587); Kansas City (156,241); Olathe (141,400); Topeka (126,269)¹
Real GDP (2022): $164.9 billion²*

¹U.S. Census Bureau
²Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

  WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

The Kansas Work-Based Learning Initiative offers students access to experiences that prepare them for postsecondary and workforce success in high-wage, high-demand, and critical-need occupations. The collaboration includes Commerce, Department of Education, Board of Regents and local workforce development boards.

  TOP BUSINESS FACILITIES RANKINGS

Top 5 Wind Power (Installed MW)
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Aerospace/Defense
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Manufacturing Jobs (% of Workforce)
2023 State Rankings
Top 15 Manufacturing Output (% of GDP)
2023 State Rankings
Top 5 Most Affordable (Small; Under 50K Pop.) – Salina/Pittsburg
2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Most Affordable (Mid-Sized; Over 50K Pop.) – Topeka
2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities

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