Regional Employers

Numerous Fortune 1,000 companies have located operations in the area. Some companies with headquarters in the Kansas City area include Cerner Corporation, DST Systems, Ferrellgas Partners Industry, Garmin International, Great Plains Energy, Hallmark Cards, H&R Block, Kansas City Southern Industry, Seaboard, Sprint Corporation, Westar Energy, and YRC Worldwide.

To view the KC region's major employers, please make selections from the categories listed below.
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Name Description Industry Employees Contact Center Employees Distribution Center Employees
VMLY&R Web design, media (Hdq.) Headquarters, Information Technology 504 0 0
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Financial services (Hdq.) Contact Centers, Financial Services, Headquarters 1,100 65 0
Wagner Logistics Inc. Trucking, warehousing, logistics (Hdq.) Distribution, Contact Centers, Headquarters 156 52 104
Wal-Mart Retailer distribution center Distribution 1,697 0 1,697
Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc. Structural and civil engineering firm Architectural Engineering 41 0 0
Washburn University Higher education Other 842 0 0
WellSky Healthcare information systems (Hdq.) BioScience, Headquarters, Information Technology 330 0 0
Westin Kansas City at Crown Center Hotel Other 170 0 0
Westlake Hardware, Inc. Retailer (Hdq) Headquarters 536 0 0
WestRock Corrugated & specialty containers mfg. Manufacturing 201 0 0
WestRock Fiberboard container mfg. Manufacturing 201 0 0
WeWork Shared workspace community Other 11 0 0
Whiteman Air Force Base Military Other 3,900 0 0
Willis Towers Watson Risk, brokering, HR and benefits Financial Services 54 0 0
WireCo World Group Wire rope mfg. (Hdq.) Headquarters, Manufacturing 120 0 0
Woodbridge Foam Foam car seat mfg. Headquarters, Manufacturing 165 0 0
Woodley Building Maintenance Janitorial services Other 600 0 0
Worldwide Express Logistics consultation Contact Centers 175 175 0
Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems Automotive interior mfg. Manufacturing 500 0 0
YRC Worldwide Inc. Trucking (Hdq.) Headquarters 1,000 0 0
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Kansas City is a Missouri/Kansas bi-state metropolitan area. All statistical references made to Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) include the counties of Bates, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte and Ray in Missouri, and Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. The greater Kansas City area also includes the adjoining Lawrence, KS, St. Joseph, MO, and Topeka, KS MSAs, as well as the Atchison, KS, Chillicothe, MO, Ottawa, KS, and Warrensburg, MO areas.

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