Top Employers Statewide

     

Minnesota's largest employers run the gamut of industries.  

Medical device manufacturers and health service providers. Large grocery and retail operations. A wide range of financial services. Public universities and educational institutions. And government at all levels.

Top Employers Statewide, Ranked by Number of Employees in Minnesota

Rank

Company Name

Minnesota Employees

Industry Description

1

State of Minnesota

40,208

State Government

2

United States Federal Government

34,000

Federal Government

3

Mayo Foundation

32,893

Health Care

4

Target Corporation

30,500

Retailer

5

Allina Health System

23,302

Health Care

6

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

20,434

Retailer

7

Fairview Health Services

20,178

Health Care

8

Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota

20,000

Banking

9

University of Minnesota

19,157

Public University

10

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

18,516

Public Colleges and Universities

11

3M Co.

15,000

Diversified Technology Manufacturer

12

Delta Air Lines Inc.

13,000

Commercial Airline

13

HealthPartners

12,000

Health Care

14

U.S. Bancorp

10,655

Banking

15

UnitedHealth Group, Inc.

10,000

Health Care

16

Essential Health

9,100

Health Care

17

Medtronic, Inc.

9,000

Medical Technology

18

Supervalu Inc.

8,578

Grocery Retailer

19

Park Nicollet Health Services

8,274

Health Care

20

Hennepin County

7,910

County Government

21

Hormel Foods Corp.

7,800

Food Manufacturer

22

Best Buy

7,527

Electronic Retailer

23

HealthEast Care System

7,345

Health Care

24

Thomson Reuters

7,100

Financial Information

25

CentraCare Health System

6,624

Health Care

26

Cargill Inc.

6,555

Agricultural Marketer

27

Coborn's

6,000

Grocery Retailer

28

Sears Holdings Corp.

6,000

Retailer

29

Xcel Energy

5,617

Electric, Gas Utility

30

General Mills, Inc.

5,500

Food Processing

31

Ameriprise Financial Inc.

5,486

Financial Services

32

United Parcel Service Inc.

5,121

Package Delivery

33

Boston Scientific

5,000

Medical Technology

34

Hennepin County Medical Center

4,847

Health Care

35

North Memorial Health Care

4,626

Health Care

36

Hy-Vee Inc.

4,572

Grocery Retailer

37

Taylor Corp.

4,400

Marketing Services

38

Children's Hospital

4,253

Health Care

39

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

4,150

Gaming and Other Tribal Businesses

40

Mille Lacs Band of the Ojibwe

4,118

Gaming and Other Tribal Business

41

Benedictine Health System

3,847

Health Care

42

Ramsey County

3,799

County Government

43

Honeywell International

3,750

Aerospace Products

44

Ecumen

3,700

Senior Services

45

Blue Cross and Blue Shields of Minnesota

3,523

Health Care

46

Holiday Cos.

3,500

Retail Convenience Stores

47

CenturyLink

3,300

Communications Provider

48

Lund Food Holdings Inc.

3,250

Grocery Retailer

49

TCF Financial Corp.

3,100

Banking

50

City of Minneapolis

3,088

City Government

Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, 2011.