The 100 Largest Companies In Iowa For 2020

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.

What’s The Largest Company In Iowa?

Hy-Vee is the largest company headquartered in Iowa based on our database of 10 million resumes. It has 85,000 employees. See the full table or the methodology below.

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. Rockwell Collins
  3. Casey’s General Stores
  4. Principal Financial Group
  5. Fareway Stores
  6. University of Iowa
  7. HNI
  8. Meredith
  9. University of Iowa Hospitals & 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 state. 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 421 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 85,000 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 85,000
2 Rockwell Collins Cedar Rapids 29,000
3 Casey’s General Stores Ankeny 17,917
4 Principal Financial Group Des Moines 14,854
5 Fareway Stores Boone 11,000
6 University of Iowa Iowa City 10,200
7 HNI Muscatine 9,400
8 Meredith Des Moines 7,915
9 University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Iowa City 7,638
10 IOWA State Univ Employees Credit Union Ames 7,500
11 MercyOne West Des Moines 7,500
12 Pella Pella 6,000
13 Ruan Transportation Des Moines 5,600
14 FBL Financial Group West Des Moines 5,600
15 Annett Holdings Des Moines 5,052
16 Pioneer Hi-Bred International Johnston 5,025
17 Genesis Health System Davenport 5,000
18 Von Maur Davenport 4,500
19 Kum & Go West Des Moines 3,942
20 Pizza Ranch Orange City 3,800
21 Heartland Express North Liberty 3,600
22 Lee Enterprises Davenport 3,597
23 Omega Cabinets Waterloo 3,500
24 RuffaloCODY EM Cedar Rapids 3,136
25 Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs Council Bluffs 3,000
26 St. Lukes Hospital In Cedar Rapids IOWA Cedar Rapids 3,000
27 ADVENTURE LANDS OF AMERICA Des Moines 3,000
28 Uni-Mart Ames 3,000
29 CRST Expedited Cedar Rapids 3,000
30 American Crane Garner 3,000
31 United Building Centers Waukon 3,000
32 Winnebago Industries Forest City 2,850
33 Wells Enterprises Le Mars 2,800
34 WTC Communications Wilton 2,700
35 Wright Tree Service West Des Moines 2,700
36 Wright Service West Des Moines 2,500
37 Per Mar Security and Research Davenport 2,500
38 CDS Global Des Moines 2,400
39 EMC Insurance Des Moines 2,338
40 ABCM Hampton 2,215
41 Chief of staff Des Moines 2,110
42 McFarland Clinic Ames 2,048
43 St. Luke’s Methodist Hospital Cedar Rapids 2,000
44 The Weitz Company Des Moines 2,000
45 West Liberty Foods West Liberty 1,900
46 Heartland Financial USA Dubuque 1,862
47 Kent Muscatine 1,800
48 Cowles Library Des Moines 1,800
49 Dubuque Community Schools Dubuque 1,800
50 BH Management Services Des Moines 1,711
51 Stanley Consultants Muscatine 1,700
52 ACT Iowa City 1,685
53 Lifespace Communities West Des Moines 1,679
54 Allsteel Muscatine 1,600
55 American Ordnance Middletown 1,500
56 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny 1,500
57 Flexsteel Industries Dubuque 1,460
58 Titan Tire Des Moines 1,450
59 Long Realty Des Moines 1,362
60 Featherlite Cresco 1,286
61 Kinseth Hospitality Companies North Liberty 1,282
62 EFCO Des Moines 1,250
63 Linn-Mar Community Schools Marion 1,223
64 Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel Altoona 1,223
65 Wilson Trailer Company Sioux City 1,206
66 Synico Staffing Forest City 1,200
67 Curries Mason City 1,200
68 Vista Bakery Burlington 1,200
69 Workiva Ames 1,195
70 Athene USA West Des Moines 1,190
71 Iowa Department of Natural Resources Des Moines 1,170
72 Dee Zee Des Moines 1,122
73 Iowa State University Ames 1,120
74 Luther College Decorah 1,110
75 United Fire Group Cedar Rapids 1,102
76 Dahl’s Foods Des Moines 1,100
77 Mercy Services Iowa City Iowa City 1,100
78 Wilian Holding Co Des Moines 1,100
79 Mercy Iowa City Iowa City 1,100
80 Allied Solutions Des Moines 1,062
81 idX Coralville 1,045
82 West Des Moines Community Schools West Des Moines 1,000
83 Broadlawns Medical Center Des Moines 1,000
84 Iowa 80 Group Walcott 1,000
85 Sears Seating Davenport 1,000
86 VT Industries Holstein 996
87 Lutheran Services in Iowa Des Moines 995
88 The Waldinger Des Moines 991
89 UnityPoint Health West Des Moines 950
90 Bomgaars Supply Sioux City 944
91 Four Oaks of Iowa Cedar Rapids 939
92 Advanced Component Technology Northwood 930
93 Kemin Industries Des Moines 919
94 Farner-Bocken Company Carroll 908
95 Engineered Plastic Components West Des Moines 901
96 ISU Research Park Ames 900
97 The VGM Group Waterloo 900
98 Marshalltown Community School District Marshalltown 900
99 Centro North Liberty 896
100 American Republic Insurance … Des Moines 891

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