The State of
Kansas sits in the middle of the continental U.S. and forms part
of the Grain Belt. It welcomes people from all over the United States, as well
it should. As of November, 2011, it had a lower than average unemployment rate
of 6.5 % and excellent prospects for added jobs in the oil, aviation and
petroleum sectors. Simply stated, the Sunflower State is creating jobs.
Wheat fields, storage elevators and oil derricks
dominate its landscape, but the economy of Kansas is far more diversified.
Significant amounts of corn, soybeans, potatoes and all the grain crops are farmed
within its borders. Though the eighth largest producer of petroleum in the U.S.,
zinc, coal and, surprisingly, salt are also mined. The state is also the nation’s
leading provider of helium.
Kansas has also embraced high technology. Centered in
Wichita, its aviation industry produces a large number of commercial craft
and is the leading manufacturer of private aircraft.
Dozens of world class companies maintain their
headquarters here including Sprint/Nextel, Payless Shoes and Koch industries. From
the blue collar factory through the high tech world of communications to the
executive board room, Kansas offers a wide ranging and diverse set of employment
Additional information can be found
regarding Kansas's economy and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Kansas Economy.