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The strength of the Independence business community lies in its easy access to a high-quality labor force. Independence companies have access to approximately 148,000 workers within a 10-minute drive of the City. Approximately 30% of the labor force has a post-high school degree -- higher than the Kansas City area average. Manufacturing, health, education, social services and retail trades employ the majority of the City's workers.

Independence's Major Employers

  • Burd and Fletcher
  • Centerpoint Medical Center
  • City of Independence
  • Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care Center
  • Government Employees Hospital Association
  • Independence School District
  • Olin Winchester
  • Phoenix Home Health
  • The Groves Retirement Center
  • Unilever