Business and Industry in Kansas
Kansas business and industry began growing even prior to statehood. The state quickly gained a reputation for its agriculture and many businesses developed as a result including milling. Railroads connected the state to the East and farm products were exported as raw materials from Kansas. At the center of the nation, Kansas became a crossroads for transportation industries and home to major companies. In the early 20th century aviation became an important industry. The state began to be an energy provider and the oil and mining industries grew. Learn more about these major industries in Kansas.
Entry: Business and Industry in Kansas
Author: Kansas Historical Society
Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.
Date Created: December 1969
Date Modified: May 2011
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