Harvey County has a great deal of potential related to the Aviation & Avionics industry.
The chief asset is Newton City/County Airport, which has three key advantages over many other general aviation airports:
- A 7,000‐foot runway: Newton City-County Airport’s primary runway is over 7,000 feet long with an ILS and GPS approach. Enjoy big airport services including radar coverage right down to the ramp without the hassles of a control tower.
- Hundreds of acres of developable land: While the airport’s industrial park is ideal for aviation-related businesses, non-aviation businesses also find it an attractive option to expand or headquarter their business.
- An established reliever airport to Wichita by the FAA: The Newton City/County Airport primarily serves Harvey County as a transport facility, but has been designated by the FAA as a general aviation reliever airport for Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport.
In this Sector:
Park Aerospace Technologies Corp.
Phone: (316) 283-6500
Phone: (316) 284-2842
Midwest Aircraft Services Inc.
Phone: (316) 283-5915
Phone: (316) 804-4904
Millennium Machine and Tool
Phone: (316) 282-0884
Phone: (316) 282-0556
Harvey County also benefits from its proximity to Wichita in another key way: Wichita is one of the largest centers of general aviation aircraft manufacturing in the world, with Cessna, Beechcraft, and Bombardier all having facilities there.
Harvey County Labor Shed* Existing Pool of High‐Demand Occupations–2016
|Occupation||Employed in Labor Shed|
|Laborers and Material Movers, Hand:||5,328|
|Stock Clerks and Order Fillers:||4,889|
|Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:||4,059|
|Heavy and Tractor‐Trailer Truck Drivers:||3,917|
|Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks:||2,133|
|First‐Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers:||1,973|
|Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers:||1,853|
|Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers:||1,711|
|Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks:||1,668|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanics:||1,527|
|First‐Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers:||1,287|
|Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other:||1,144|
|Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:||988|
|Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers:||883|
|Industrial Production Managers:||513|
|Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical Assemblers:||507|
|Rail Transportation Workers:||370|
|Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers:||351|
|Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers:||222|
|Air Traffic Controllers & Airfield Operations Specialists:||153|
*Labor shed is defined as 45‐minute drive time from the center of Newton.
Source: EMSI, Garner Economics
Degree Completions in Region* in Majors Related to Transportation, Distribution & Wholesale
and Aviation & Avionics, 2014–15 Academic Year
|Business, Accounting & Finance||6||6||0||0|
|Computer & Information Sciences||4||15||0||0|
|Mechanic & Repair Technologies||13||5||0||0|
|Mathematics & Statistics||13||5||0||0|
|Transportation & Materials Moving||27||7||0||0|
*Wichita State University, Bethel College, Hesston College, and Hutchinson Community College
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Garner Economics