About Wichita, Kansas
In 1916 Clyde Cessna signed a contract to start manufacturing planes in Kansas. Since then, the greater Wichita region has pioneered aviation and manufacturing with a culture of innovation – building iconic planes, revolutionizing manufacturing with composites, and cultivating an industry synergy with a 300+ company supply base. Flight is in our heritage, and it’s still in our blood today. The greater Wichita region perfectly positions your business to thrive ... and here’s why. Prime Global Location Located in the heart of the I-35 corridor and at the confluence of major railroad systems, the greater Wichita region is perfectly positioned to grow global ideas and businesses. A newly built airport with six airlines, 12 nonstop destinations and over 250 domestic and 100 international one-stop cities
makes air travel easy and convenient. #1 Skilled Workforce in the U.S.A. Ranked as the most manufacturing specialized region in the U.S.*, the Air Capital of the World provides direct access to the most-trained and most- advanced workers in the world with a pure, raw talent for building complex objects. *Of the 100 largest U.S. metro areas, #1 in Manufacturing Jobs as Percent of All Jobs (Brookings Institution – 2012) World-Class Talent Pipeline The greater Wichita region is home to the National Institute for Aviation Research,
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the largest research and development academic institution in the nation. Paired with 1,500 annual graduating students from the National Center for Aviation Training and Wichita State University’s groundbreaking Innovation Campus, there’s direct access to an ascending pipeline of talent. Innovative Business & Academia World-class research and development facilities within the greater Wichita region can build an entire business jet from start to finish. These innovative programs provide maximum efficiencies for new product development and testing – taking innovation and profits to higher altitudes, faster. Unpredictably Amazing Discover Instagram-worthy sunsets, an urban center under transformation, and nationally known local artists and culinary experts– just to name a few of the region’s best kept secrets. Enjoy urban amenities and small town hospitality with short commute times and a low cost of living.
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