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)


Business Highlights

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.

Sources: Small Business Administration, U.S. Census Quickfacts,  Business Roundtable, International Trade Administration, Fortune 500, FRED Economic Data, Bureau Labor Statistics