Access to Regional Markets
Within 500 miles from the center of the Sunflower Electric service region, companies are able to reach more than 36 million people, including these major metro markets:
- Highways: Interstate-70 runs east-west through the Sunflower region and passes through Kansas City, Salina, Hays and Denver. I-135, located to the east of the Sunflower Region, runs from Salina through Wichita, eventually becoming I-35 and running through Oklahoma City down to the Fort Worth/Dallas metro.
- Rail: Rail-served communities within the Sunflower region are connected by short-line rail to Class I lines including BNSF, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific.
- Air: Within an hours drive, the Sunflower region provides access to a variety of regional airports with direct flights to Dallas, Chicago, and Denver, which offer a large selection of national and international flights. Most of the region is within 3-hour drive to Kansas’ largest airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National, featuring direct flights to cities throughout the U.S. The region also offers robust access to excellent charter services with safe and sanitized aircraft in a variety of sizes. Public-use airports provide runways of 5,000 feet or longer with jet fuel and precision approach systems.