The 100 Largest Companies In Iowa For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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If you live in Iowa and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in Iowa’ and get a fairly long list of companies with a lot of employees, or perhaps that have the biggest names — but here, we bring you the companies with the most current employees that are actually headquartered in Iowa.

Below, we’ll give you a complete list of Iowa’s 100 largest companies, but first, here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. Hy-Vee
  2. Casey’s General Stores
  3. Rockwell Collins
  4. Principal Financial Group
  5. University of Iowa
  6. Fareway Stores
  7. HNI
  8. Pella
  9. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  10. IOWA STATE UNIV EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION

Hy-Vee comes in at the top, with more current employees than any other company in the . We’ll get to specifics in a moment; first, here’s a look at our methodology.

How we identified the biggest companies in Iowa

Here at Zippia we have developed a database of over 250,000 companies that spans the entire country.

For this report, we looked at the companies headquartered in Iowa with at least 100 employees. That left us with 404 companies.

We then ranked each company from most to least current employees to determine the biggest companies in Iowa.

As it turns out, Hy-Vee looks to the be the biggest company in Iowa clocking in with 82,000 employees.

Now, check out how the 100 biggest companies in Iowa ranked.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Iowa job scene here:

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Iowa

Rank Company City Employees
1 Hy-Vee West Des Moines 82,000
2 Casey’s General Stores Ankeny 25,463
3 Rockwell Collins Cedar Rapids 19,000
4 Principal Financial Group Des Moines 14,854
5 University of Iowa Iowa City 10,920
6 Fareway Stores Boone 9,000
7 HNI Muscatine 8,900
8 Pella Pella 8,726
9 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City 7,638
10 IOWA STATE UNIV EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION Ames 7,500
11 Iowa State University Ames 6,670
12 Ruan Des Moines 5,600
13 TMC Transportation Des Moines 5,052
14 DuPont Pioneer Johnston 5,025
15 Mercy Medical Center Des Moines 5,000
16 Von Maur Davenport 4,500
17 The HON Company Muscatine 4,000
18 Pizza Ranch Orange City 3,800
19 Heartland Express North Liberty 3,600
20 Meredith Des Moines 3,560
21 Omega Cabinets Waterloo 3,500
22 Lee Enterprises Davenport 3,445
23 RuffaloCODY EM Cedar Rapids 3,136
24 Winnebago Forest City 3,050
25 Adventure Lands Of America Inc Des Moines 3,000
26 ST LUKES HOSPITAL IN CEDAR RAPIDS IOWA Cedar Rapids 3,000
27 Uni-Mart Ames 3,000
28 Breitkreuz David R MD Waterloo 3,000
29 American Crane Garner 3,000
30 United Building Centers Waukon 3,000
31 Kum & Go West Des Moines 3,000
32 Hearth & Home Technologies Inc Muscatine 2,800
33 Wells Enterprises Le Mars 2,800
34 West Liberty Foods West Liberty 2,736
35 WTC Communications Wilton 2,700
36 Wright Tree Service West Des Moines 2,700
37 Per Mar Security Services Davenport 2,500
38 CDS Global Des Moines 2,500
39 Wright Service West Des Moines 2,500
40 EMC Insurance Companies Des Moines 2,338
41 ABCM Hampton 2,215
42 State of Iowa Des Moines 2,090
43 McFarland Clinic Ames 2,048
44 Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Des Moines 2,013
45 St Lukes Methodist Hospital Cedar Rapids 2,000
46 The Weitz Company Des Moines 2,000
47 Heartland Financial USA Dubuque 1,862
48 Dubuque Schools Dubuque 1,800
49 Kent Muscatine 1,800
50 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny 1,720
51 BH Management Des Moines 1,711
52 ACT Iowa City 1,685
53 Lifespace Communities West Des Moines 1,679
54 Dubuque Bank and Trust Dubuque 1,676
55 GCC-Ready Mix Hawarden 1,666
56 FBL Financial Group West Des Moines 1,644
57 Allsteel Muscatine 1,600
58 American Ordnance LLC Middletown 1,500
59 Genesis Health System Davenport 1,470
60 Flexsteel Industries Dubuque 1,460
61 Titan Tire Corporation Des Moines 1,450
62 Long Realty Des Moines 1,420
63 Featherlite Cresco 1,286
64 Kinseth Hospitality North Liberty 1,282
65 EFCO Des Moines 1,250
66 Linn-Mar Community Schools Marion 1,223
67 Prairie Meadows Altoona 1,223
68 Wilson Trailer Company Sioux City 1,206
69 Vista Bakery Inc Burlington 1,200
70 Curries Mason City 1,200
71 Workiva Ames 1,195
72 Iowa Department of Natural Resources Des Moines 1,170
73 Dee Zee Des Moines 1,122
74 UFG Insurance Cedar Rapids 1,102
75 Mercy Services Iowa City Inc Iowa City 1,100
76 Mercy Iowa City Iowa City 1,100
77 Dahl’s Foods Des Moines 1,100
78 idX Coralville 1,045
79 Stanley Consultants Muscatine 1,000
80 West Des Moines Community Schools West Des Moines 1,000
81 Dispatch/Argus Bettendorf 1,000
82 Sears Seating Davenport 1,000
83 Broadlawns Medical Center Des Moines 1,000
84 Iowa 80 Group Walcott 1,000
85 VT Industries Holstein 996
86 Lutheran Services in Iowa Des Moines 995
87 The Waldinger Corporation Des Moines 991
88 CBE Companies Cedar Falls 957
89 Bomgaars Supply Sioux City 944
90 Four Oaks Cedar Rapids 939
91 Advanced Component Technology Northwood 930
92 Kemin Industries Des Moines 919
93 Farner-Bocken Carroll 908
94 Decker Truck Line Fort Dodge 905
95 Engineered Plastic Components West Des Moines 901
96 Marshalltown Community School District Marshalltown 900
97 VGM Group Waterloo 900
98 ISU Research Park Ames 900
99 Mercy Clinton Clinton 900
100 Centro North Liberty 896

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