Reno County

The west half of the K96 Corridor Region lies in Reno County. 
Reno County is one of the largest counties in Kansas by square miles and has an estimated population of 64,438. 
The county is part of the Arkansas River Valley and agriculture drives much of the economic activity.  Railroads were instrumental in the early development of the county and a number of major rail lines, as well as active Amtrak service, continue to play a key role.

In Reno County you'll find:

  •  a regional hub for medical services
  •  over 1.5 million visitors each year to shop, attend events and enjoy museums
  •  (see a complete list by clicking on Attractions or going to The Greater Hutchinson Convention and Visitors Bureau)
  •  recreational opportunities including Salt City Splash Aquatic Center, Quivira Wildlife Refuge and the Dillon Nature Center
  •  6 public school districts including USD 308 Hutchinson School District with over 4,000 students and an International Baccalaureate Program
  •  Hutchinson Community College and Area Vocational School offering over 1,300 courses, 120 majors and customized job training
  •  air travel through the Hutchinson Municipal Airport
  •  dining and shopping in Hutchinson and rural communities

Reno County is an excellent home for business.  You’ll find everything from corporate office facilities and financial technology services to
manufacturing and mining located here.  Among the well-known corporations calling Reno County home are Kroger, Tyson Foods, Morton Salt,
Kuhn Kraus, Inc., Collins Bus Corporation and Data Center, Inc. 
Siemens Wind Power recently chose Hutchinson as the location for their North American nacelle plant after a competitive site search. 
Shovel ready sites await your business in the Kansas Enterprise Industrial Park (KEIP) where Siemens is located. 

The park is owned by the City of Hutchinson, has all utilities on site, is served by rail and was recently certified by Austin Consulting. 
For details on the park see the attached flyer.  KEIP Flyer

Leading the charge for business advocacy and promoting business friendly policies is The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce.  In their recently released Business Conditions Report, based on interviews with over 50 area business leaders, they report the following positive comments:

  • overall satisfaction with the local workforce
  • local leaders have a positive attitude toward business
  • the quality of the educational programs ranked very high
  • cost of doing business in the area is low

If you would like to find out more about business in Reno County contact Debra Teufel at
The Hutchinson Reno County Chamber of Commerce, 620-662-3391, or see