Our Employers

Pottawatomie County is the fastest growing county in the state, population of 23,188 (2017 estimate), with continuing expansion of  the housing market and business sectors. By employer, the two largest industries in the county are Health Care and Educational Services. These two industries account for roughly one third of all jobs in Pottawatomie County.  The below chart shows the percentage of jobs each of the top industries provide to the county.

Pott Employers Pie

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates 

Top Employers in Pottawatomie County (2018)

Company Number of Employees Location
CATERPILLAR WORK TOOLS, INC 465 WAMEGO
COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, INC 250 ONAGA
CUSTOM WOOD PRODUCTS INC 165 ST. MARYS
DILLONS COMPANIES INC 85 MANHATTAN
GTM SPORTSWEAR 650 MANHATTAN
BRINK'S HOME SECURITY 350 ST. MARYS
MENARDS 150 MANHATTAN
PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION  169 MANHATTAN
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY 182  
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (USD 320) 289 WAMEGO
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (USD 321) 150 ST. MARYS
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (USD 323) 135 WESTMORELAND
WALMART 360 MANHATTAN
WESTAR ENERGY, INC 275 EMMETT
THE ONYX COLLECTION, INC 400 BELVUE
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (EMPLOYED) 6000 MANHATTAN
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (CONTRACT) 6000 MANHATTAN
CIVIC PLUS 250 MANHATTAN
R TECH TOOL & MACHINE 70 WAMEGO
MS BIO TEC 70 WAMEGO
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