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Fortune 1000 Companies

As of 2006, the Kansas City Metropolitan Area is home to eleven of the Fortune 1000 companies:

  • AMC Entertainment – National Movie Theater ChainNASDAQ Time Square
  • Aquila Inc. – Public Utility
  • DST Systems – Software Developer
  • Ferrellgas Partners
  • Great Plains Energy – Public Utility
  • H&R Block – Know for its tax preparation and finance, H&R Block is the only Fortune 500 company in Kansas City
  • Interstate Bakeries Corporation – International wholesale baker and distributer
  • Payless ShoeSource
  • Seaboard
  • Sprint Nextel
  • YRC Worldwide

The following is a comparison of Kansas City’s Fortune 1000 status to other regional cities:

City Fortune 1000
Companies in city
City Population Metro Population
Chicago, Illinois 28 2,873,790 9,505,748
St. Louis, Missouri 18 350,705 2,832,204
Minneapolis, Minnesota 11 382,578 3,437,464
Cleveland, Ohio 11 458,684 2,942,303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 11 583,624 1,709,926
Cincinnati, Ohio 10 314,154 2,100,501
Columbus, Ohio 9 730,008 1,920,601
St. Paul, Minnesota 7 276,963 3,437,464
Indianapolis, Indiana 7 784,242 1,939,349
Kansas City 6 459,787 2,125,836
Omaha, Nebraska 6 408,958 839,867
Detroit, Michigan 4 713,777 5,425,588
Des Moines, Iowa 2 194,311 582,362



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