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Kansas business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of KS communities

Relocate or Expand to Kansas - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Kansas business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of KS communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Kansas Business Data*


Population: 2,885,905
Total Labor Force: 1,499,800
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
Number of Manufacturers: 4,014
Manufacturing Jobs: 202,253
Right to Work: Yes
Unemp. Ins. Tax: .115.4%
Corporate Income Tax:

Sales Tax:
6.15%. Exemptions include: Manufacturing machinery and equipment.

Property Tax:
Property is assessed by county appraisers and collected at the county level.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
21% Transportation equipment
16% Food and kindred products
14% Industrial machinery and equipment
8% Fabricated metal products
7% Printing and publishing

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (Wichita) - 10,800
Textron Aviation, Inc. (Wichita) - 5,400
Beechcraft Corporation (Wichita) - 3,500
General Motors Co. (Kansas City) - 3,426
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. (Holcomb) - 3,100
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Sedgwick - 60,821
Johnson - 40,098
Wyandotte - 16,768
Shawnee - 7,878
Ford - 7,177

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Wichita - 58,354
Kansas City - 15,546
Lenexa - 12,919
Olathe - 10,739
Topeka - 7,694

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development Funds
Certified Development Companies
Energy Incentives
High Performance Incentive Program (HPIP)
Investments in Major Projects and Comprehensive Training (IMPACT)
Kansas Economic Opportunity Initiatives Fund (KEOIF)
Kansas Enterprise Zones
Promoting Employment Across Kansas (PEAK) Program
Kansas Industrial Training (KIT))
Kansas Industrial Retraining (KIR)
Private Activity Bonds
Property Tax Abatement Assistance
STAR Bonds
State Small Business Credit Initiative
Income Tax Exemption for LLCs, SubChapter S Corps, LLPs, Partnership and Sole Proprietorships
Personal Property Tax Exemption
Sales Tax Exemption
Inventory Tax Exemption
Machinery and Equipment Expense Deduction
Rural Opportunity Zones
Research and Development Tax Credit

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations and businesses to help with your relocation or expansion:

Kansas Department Of Commerce
The Kansas Department of Commerce is the lead economic development agency for the state. We strive to recruit new business and help existing companies expand their business presence in Kansas.
1000 S.W. Jackson St., Ste. 150, Topeka, KS 66612 (Map & Aerial View)
(913) 307-7379

Winfield Main Street Revitalization
Our mission is to develop & market a vibrant atmosphere that builds on shopping, music, art & entertainment to welcome diverse people to our community.
109 W. 10th Ave., Winfield, KS 67156 (Map & Aerial View)
(620) 221-7888

Kansas Industrial News:
Kansas Manufacturing Jobs Hold Steady

Looking to reach Kansas manufacturers? Access the Kansas Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 6/20/2014. All other stats updated on 6/20/2014. Listings updated on 8/27/2014.

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