Major Employers & Key Industries

    Platte County is one of the metro area’s employment hubs. The KCI Corridor is home to many of our major employers and the area runs along I-29 from the KCI Airport to 152 Highway. Additionally, the City of Riverside and its industrial boom in the Horizons Business Park have led to 2,500 new jobs since 2011. Parkville and Platte City have also seen a growing number of companies locating in their communities in recent years as the overall number of industry establishments continues to grow.

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    Major Employers:

    Park Hill School DistrictPublicPublic educationKansas City1,868
    AdientPrivateAutomobile supplier, interiorsRiverside810
    Argosy Casino Hotel & SpaPrivateRiverboat gamingRiverside712
    Saint Luke's Northland HospitalPrivateHealth servicesKansas City667
    Platte County R-3 School DistrictPublicPublic educationPlatte City583
    Kansas City Aviation DepartmentPrivateAirport transportationKansas City520
    Park UniversityPrivateHigher educationParkville500
    Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim SystemsPrivateAutomotive interior trip mfg.Riverside500
    Johnson Controls, Inc.PrivateCommercial fire and security servicesKansas City450
    Kansas City ManufacturingPrivateAuto parts mfg.Kansas City450
    Citi CardsPrivateBank card collectionsKansas City405
    Pure Fishing, Inc.PrivateFishing equipment distribution centerKansas City401
    Aviation Technical ServicesPrivateAviation ConsultantKansas City400
    Southwest AirlinesPrivateAirline CompanyKansas City350
    US FarathanePrivateAutomotive supplierRiverside326
    SmithfieldPrivateMeat products mfg. Kansas City300
    VelocitiPrivateWireless tech for transportation industryRiverside300
    Lincare Holdings, Inc. (aka Med 4 Home)PrivateRespiratory servicesKansas City290
    HMS Host/LJA joint VenturePrivateFood ServiceKansas City280
    Unite Private NetworksPrivateInformation technologyKansas City240
    KC SausagePrivateFood manufacturingKansas City235
    CVS Health Distribution CenterPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City234
    Evergy (Iatan plant)PrivateElectric Utility CompanyWeston232
    Martinrea Riverside LLCPrivateAutomotive supplierRiverside227
    Federal ExpressPrivateShipping and Mailing ServiceKansas City207
    MultivacPrivateManufacturer of food-packaging machineryKansas City207
    Platte CountyPublicGovernmentPlatte City190
    MenardsPrivateRetail Related operationsKansas City184
    National BeefPrivateMeat WholesalerKansas City180
    Engaged CompaniesPrivateSoftware CompanyParkville175
    Haldex Brake Products Corp.PrivateBrake products mfg. Kansas City170
    Blount InternationalPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City168
    Kansas City Airport MarriottPrivateHotelKansas City165
    McCormick Distilling Co., Inc.PrivateDistilled liquors bottling & distributionWeston165
    AmerisourceBergenPrivateHealthcareKansas City162
    America's Auto AuctionPrivateTransportationKansas City 155
    Schenck ProcessPrivateIndustrial automation equipment mfg. Kansas City154
    Hilton-Kansas City AirportPrivateHotelKansas City150
    The National Golf Club of Kansas CityPrivateGolf facilityParkville150
    Sygma NetworkPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City134
    Premium WatersPrivateManufacturer/supplier of bottled waterRiverside131
    Wabtec (previosly GE Transportation)PrivateAuto parts mfg.Kansas City 131
    Jet MidwestPrivateAviation Parts DistributionKansas City130
    BMS LogisticsPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City120
    Thoroughbred FordPrivateTransportationKansas City120
    Worth Harley-Davidson Private Retail Related operationsKansas City 120
    DeLaval Inc.PrivateDairy equip. cleaner/sanitizer mfg.Kansas City112
    BCD TravelPrivateTravel agencyKansas City110
    Toyota Motor SalesPrivateTransportationKansas City110
    VistarPrivateDistribution ServiceRiverside106
    Embassy SuitesPrivateHotelKansas City102
    Great Plains Analytical LaboratoryPrivateGrain testing laboratoryKansas City100
    Nielsen Broadcast Data SystemsPrivateData CenterKansas City 93
    Randy Reed Buick GMCPrivateTransporationKansas City92
    WeberPrivateFood processing equipmentKansas City92
    Universal Account ServicingPrivateInsurance Services Kansas City 90
    Marlen International PrivateIndustrial goodsRiverside82
    Complete Home ConceptsPrivateHome improvement products and serviceRiverside73
    Saving SightPrivateHealth servicesKansas City70
    Shinn FuPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City67
    RosnetPrivateSoftware CompanyParkville65
    Four Points by Sheraton PrivateHotelKansas City60
    AAON (previously Wattmaster Controls)PrivateEnvironmental controls mfg.Parkville55
    Frontier Airlines Maintenance Center PrivateAirlines Service CenterKansas City52
    RackspacePrivateData CenterKansas City50

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