Key Industries & Employers
While Atchison County’s major employers are in the health care and education fields, our business-friendly environment has encouraged the growth of agriculture-related businesses, wind energy, and technology in recent years.
Wind energy has produced multiple projects in Atchison County in the last several years. Once Outlaw wind project is completed in December 2021, Atchison County will host four wind farms for a total of 320 turbines and 700MW of production.
In addition to dozens of ag-related businesses like Advanced Pork Systems that have grown and thrived for years, Atchison County is also home to Gavilon, the largest grain elevator between Omaha, NE and Kansas City, MO, which is capable of handling a 130-car train and dumping trucks at 75,000 bph.