Ambulatory health care services are the state’s most significant industry. Kansas’ ambulatory health care service brings about $4.8 billion to the state’s economy. This equals a 3.5% GDP output and gives over 110,000 people jobs throughout the state.
People are often surprised to see that the largest industry in Kansas is ambulatory health care. The state is mostly known for its agricultural industry and wheat fields. But this is not the state’s largest industry. In 2015, the agriculture industry brought in $3.5 billion. The truth is that ambulatory health care services have grown incredibly over the past couple of decades and show no sign of slowing down. In fact, in 2015, the industry grew 6.3% from the previous year.
When you look at how close the numbers are between the agriculture industry and ambulatory health care services, agriculture may one day surpass the leading sector again.