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Why Businesses Thrive in Kansas

Looking for a great place to grow your business? A place with low operating costs, talented workers and business-friendly policies? A place where innovation is the norm, not the exception? If this sounds like the perfect place for your business, then Kansas is where you need to be. 

For years, companies have benefited from the state’s central location and access to major transportation corridors. Kansas companies recruit from some of the nation’s best universities and technical schools, and benefit from pro-business legislation and low taxes. Most importantly, Kansas encourages business leaders to grow, innovate and think big.

Kansas at a Glance

With a population of just over 2.9 million, Kansas packs a heavy economic punch. A proactive legislative and regulatory environment and major advantages in costs, taxes, skilled workforce and major transportation assets have combined to make the Sunflower State a haven for investment and innovation. The state has built a diverse industry base that includes bioscience, animal health, energy technology, aviation, advanced manufacturing and agriculture.

Wichita is the aviation capital of the world, with 43 percent of domestic and 30 percent of global general aviation produced in the city. Northeast Kansas is home to a burgeoning animal health corridor, with 40 percent of global animal health and veterinary science interests converged in the region.

Susan NeuPoth Cadoret
Acting Division Director
(785) 296-5298 

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