City Profile
Wichita, Kansas The Wichita Market is comprised of six counties: Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, Cowley, Sumner, and Marion. It represents the regional economic hub of south-central Kansas providing financial, medical, retail, and business services to more than 1 million people within 100 miles of the city. The Wichita *MSA, ranked 94th, is home to more than 535,000 people with 4/5 of them residing in Sedgwick county alone.

Known as the "Air Capital of the World", Wichita is the single largest city in the state of Kansas and ranked in the top 25 healthiest job markets. Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, Cessna, Raytheon, Bombardier, McConnell Air Force Base, as well as more than 700 aircraft related manufacturers call Wichita home. It has the second highest concentration of manufacturing jobs to skilled labor in the country.

The city also has a strong telecommunications and fiber optics network providing employment for many high-tech firms. In fact, Forbes ASAP Magazine rated Wichita as one of the top cities for starting and nurturing an information aged-business. Not only is its economy prosperous and stable, but it is diversified providing the opportunity for such companies as Coleman, sinAsylum, Koch Industries, Rent-A-Center, and even Pizza Hut to have their original roots here making it one of the countries major mid-sized metropolitans.

Kansas' two largest shopping malls are in the Wichita market offering a wide variety of national retailers for consumers to choose from. Wichita offers more than a dozen golf courses, greyhound racing, an ice sports center, The Metropolitan Ballet, The Wichita Symphony, and the hometown favorite, Wichita State Shockers. Exploration Place, a $62 million science and learning center, has three interactive high-tech theaters and is the cities’ latest tourist attraction.

In addition to being the home of many large corporations, Wichita is where many of today's greatest businesses started. Pizza Hut is just one of the many we could list...

Yes, Wichita has come a long way from its beginning as a trading post and cow-town more than 100 years ago...

Other Valuable Facts About Wichita
  • Wichita supplies 2/3 of the world's airliners.
  • Wichita generates 2 billion dollars annually in global commerce.
  • The "Five Star Community" ranked Wichita in the top 15% for quality of life
          in a community.
  • Wichita Ranks #1 in manufacturing among metro areas with populations
          under 1 million.
  • Wichita is home to the 2nd best private golf course in the United States.
         Two area Gold Courses are listed in the Golf Digest "Americas 100
         Greatest Golf Courses".
  • Home of the Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, one of the 10 largest in the U.S.
  • Wichita has received the "All American City" award for the 3rd time.
  • Every year in May, a 30 year tradition, the Wichita River Festival draws
          hundreds of thousands of people from across the United States.

  • *Metropolitan Statistical Area