State Quick Facts
- Nickname: Sunflower State
- Capital: Topeka
- 2010 Population: 2,907,289
- Gross State Product: $153.2 billion
- Total Nonfarm Employment: 1,411,300
- Governor: Sam Brownback (R)
- Senators: Jerry Moran (R), Pat Roberts (R)
- Representatives: 4
Support For Local Business
Representative Lynn Jenkins (R) “I understand, first-hand, that our small businesses are part of the lifeblood of Kansas and the American economy.”
(Representative Lynn Jenkins, “CONGRESSWOMAN JENKINS CELEBRATES SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY,” https://lynnjenkins.house.gov. 11/27/2015)
Kansas’ 250,021 small businesses represent 99.2% of all employers in the state and employ 604,206 workers.
Women-owned businesses make up 77,200 of Kansas small businesses.
Veteran-owned businesses make up 21,600 of Kansas small businesses.
A total of 3,366 companies, which operate internationally, competing in global markets on a daily basis for inputs, capital, and customers, export from Kansas.
Kansas exports reached a record $10.2 billion in 2016, with products and services going to over 187 countries.
Three Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the Sunflower State.