Eager to see Koch Industries grow

Having lost so many headquarters to other cities via mergers and acquisitions, Wichita needs to prize its hometown companies and encourage their growth. So it was exciting news that Koch Industries is considering an expansion of its headquarters near 37th Street North and Oliver. The company employs 2,600 people in Wichita, and 67,000 worldwide, and has 200 vacant positions locally. Wichita and Sedgwick County leaders should stand ready to help however they can. Koch’s continued well-being is crucial to that of the Wichita economy.