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:

    Company
    Public/Private
    Description
    Location
    Employees
    AAON / Wattmaster ControlsPrivateEnvironmental controls mfg.Parkville54
    AdientPrivateAutomobile supplier, interiorsRiverside810
    AmerisourceBergenPrivateHealthcareKansas City162
    Argosy Casino Hotel & SpaPrivateRiverboat gamingRiverside712
    Aviation Technical ServicesPrivateAviation ConsultantKansas City400
    BCD TravelPrivateTravel agencyKansas City110
    Blount InternationalPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City168
    BMS LogisticsPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City120
    Citi CardsPrivateBank card collectionsKansas City405
    Complete Home ConceptsPrivateHome improvement products and serviceRiverside73
    Crane FreightPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City75
    CVS Health Distribution CenterPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City234
    DeLaval Inc.PrivateDairy equip. cleaner/sanitizer mfg.Kansas City112
    Embassy SuitesPrivateHotelKansas City90
    Engaged CompaniesPrivateSoftware CompanyParkville195
    Federal ExpressPrivateShipping and Mailing ServiceKansas City207
    Four Points by Sheraton PrivateHotelKansas City60
    Frontier Airlines Maintenance Center PrivateAirlines Service CenterKansas City52
    GE TransportationPrivateAuto parts mfg.Kansas City 131
    Great Plains Analytical LaboratoryPrivateGrain testing laboratoryKansas City100
    Haldex Brake Products Corp.PrivateBrake products mfg. Kansas City170
    Hilton-Kansas City AirportPrivateHotelKansas City150
    HMS Host/LJA joint VenturePrivateFood ServiceKansas City280
    Jet MidwestPrivateAviation Parts DistributionKansas City110
    Johnson Controls, Inc.PrivateCommercial fire and security servicesKansas City500
    Kansas City Airport MarriottPrivateHotelKansas City165
    Kansas City Aviation DepartmentPrivateAirport transportationKansas City520
    Kansas City ManufacturingPrivateAuto parts mfg.Kansas City450
    KC SausagePrivateFood manufacturingKansas City235
    KCI Auto AuctionPrivateTransportationKansas City 155
    KCP&L (Iatan plant)PrivateElectric Utility CompanyWeston232
    Lincare Holdings, Inc. (aka Med 4 Home)PrivateRespiratory servicesKansas City290
    Marlen International PrivateIndustrial goodsRiverside82
    Martinrea Riverside LLCPrivateAutomotive supplierRiverside227
    McCormick Distilling Co., Inc.PrivateDistilled liquors bottling & distributionWeston165
    MenardsPrivateRetail Related operationsKansas City184
    MultivacPrivateManufacturer of food-packaging machineryKansas City207
    National BeefPrivateMeat WholesalerKansas City160
    National Real Estate Insurance GroupPrivateInsurance Services Kansas City69
    Nielsen Broadcast Data SystemsPrivateData CenterKansas City 93
    Park Hill School DistrictPublicPublic educationKansas City1,868
    Park UniversityPrivateHigher educationParkville500
    Platte CountyPublicGovernmentPlatte City190
    Platte County R-3 School DistrictPublicPublic educationPlatte City583
    Premium WatersPrivateManufacturer/supplier of bottled waterRiverside131
    Pure Fishing, Inc.PrivateFishing equipment distribution centerKansas City401
    RackspacePrivateData CenterKansas City50
    Randy Reed Buick GMCPrivateTransporationKansas City92
    RosnetPrivateSoftware CompanyParkville65
    Saint Luke's Northland HospitalPrivateHealth servicesKansas City667
    Saving SightPrivateHealth servicesKansas City70
    Schenck ProcessPrivateIndustrial automation equipment mfg. Kansas City154
    Shinn FuPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City67
    Sygma NetworkPrivateDistribution ServiceKansas City134
    SmithfieldPrivateMeat products mfg. Kansas City300
    Southwest AirlinesPrivateAirline CompanyKansas City350
    The National Golf Club of Kansas CityPrivateGolf facilityParkville150
    Thoroughbred FordPrivateTransportationKansas City120
    Toyota Motor SalesPrivateTransportationKansas City110
    Unite Private NetworksPrivateInformation technologyKansas City240
    Universal Account ServicingPrivateInsurance Services Kansas City 90
    US FarathanePrivateAutomotive supplierRiverside326
    VelocitiPrivateWireless tech for transportation industryRiverside300
    VistarPrivateDistribution ServiceRiverside106
    WeberPrivateFood processing equipmentKansas City92
    Worth Harley-Davidson Private Retail Related operationsKansas City 120
    Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim SystemsPrivateAutomotive interior trip mfg.Riverside500

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