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 152 HWY to the KCI airport. 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:

Company
Public/Private
Description
Location
Employees
AAON / Wattmaster ControlsPrivateEnvironmental controls mfg.Parkville58
AdientPrivateAutomobile supplier, interiorsRiverside810
Aetna Rx Home DeliveryPrivateHealthcareKansas City230
Affinity WorldwidePrivateDiversifiedKansas City139
AmerisourceBergenPrivateHealthcareKansas City175
Argosy Casino Hotel & SpaPrivateRiverboat gamingRiverside771
Aviation Technical ServicesPrivateAviation ConsultantKansas City209
BCD TravelPrivateTravel agencyKansas City120
Blount InternationalPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City168
Citi CardsPrivateBank card collectionsKansas City600
Complete Home ConceptsPrivateHome improvement products and serviceRiverside73
Crane FreightPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City75
DeLaval Inc.PrivateDairy equip. cleaner/sanitizer mfg.Kansas City102
Embassy SuitesPrivateHotelKansas City102
Engaged CompaniesPrivateSoftware CompanyParkville195
Federal ExpressPrivateShipping and Mailing ServiceKansas City207
Four Points by Sheraton PrivateHotelKansas City65
Frontier Airlines Maintenance Center PrivateAirlines Service CenterKansas City52
GE TransportationPrivateAuto parts mfg.Kansas City 120
Great Plains Analytical LaboratoryPrivateGrain testing laboratoryKansas City100
Haldex Brake Products Corp.PrivateBrake products mfg. Kansas City166
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.PrivateMotorcycle mfg.Kansas City620
Hilton-Kansas City AirportPrivateHotelKansas City144
HMS Host/LJA joint VenturePrivateFood ServiceKansas City280
Jet MidwestPrivateAviation Parts DistributionKansas City110
Johnson Controls, Inc.PrivateCommercial fire and security servicesKansas City460
Kansas City Airport MarriottPrivateHotelKansas City160
Kansas City Aviation DepartmentPrivateAirport transportationKansas City520
Kansas City ManufacturingPrivateAuto parts mfg.Kansas City235
KC SausagePrivateFood manufacturingKansas City276
KCI Auto AuctionPrivateTransportationKansas City 137
KCP&L (Iatan plant)PrivateElectric Utility CompanyWeston232
Lincare Holdings, Inc. (aka Med 4 Home)PrivateRespiratory servicesKansas City290
Marlen International PrivateIndustrial goodsRiverside79
Martinrea Riverside LLCPrivateAutomotive supplierRiverside183
McCormick Distilling Co., Inc.PrivateDistilled liquors bottling & distributionWeston165
MultivacPrivateManufacturer of food-packaging machineryKansas City319
National BeefPrivateMeat WholesalerKansas City177
Nielsen Broadcast Data SystemsPrivateData CenterKansas City 93
Park Hill School DistrictPublicPublic educationKansas City1,550
Park UniversityPrivateHigher educationParkville632
Platte CountyPublicGovernmentPlatte City190
Platte County R-3 School DistrictPublicPublic educationPlatte City583
Premium WatersPrivateManufacturer/supplier of bottled waterRiverside131
Pro AthletePrivateRetail related operationsKansas City54
Pure Fishing, Inc.PrivateFishing equipment distribution centerKansas City187
RackspacePrivateData CenterKansas City50
Randy Reed Buick GMCPrivateTransporationKansas City92
Saint Luke's Northland HospitalPrivateHealth servicesKansas City250
Schenck ProcessPrivateIndustrial automation equipment mfg. Kansas City71
Shinn FuPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City67
SmithfieldPrivateMeat products mfg. Kansas City402
Southwest AirlinesPrivateAirline CompanyKansas City260
The National Golf Club of Kansas CityPrivateGolf facilityParkville150
The Results CompaniesPrivateCall CenterKansas City 159
Thoroughbred FordPrivateTransportationKansas City120
Toyota Motor SalesPrivateTransportationKansas City110
TriWest Healthcare AlliancePrivateHealth ConsultantKansas City500
Unite Private NetworksPrivateInformation technologyKansas City175
Universal Account ServicingPrivateInsurance Services Kansas City 83
Universal Guardian Acceptance LlcPrivateBilling, finance and collectionKansas City53
US FarathanePrivateAutomotive supplierRiverside268
VelocitiPrivateWireless tech for transportation industryRiverside150
WeberPrivateFood processing equipmentKansas City90
Worth Harley-Davidson Private Retail Related operationsKansas City 120
Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim SystemsPrivateAutomotive interior trip mfg.Riverside525

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