The 100 Largest Companies In Minnesota For 2021

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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If you live in Minnesota and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in Minnesota’ 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 Minnesota.

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

  1. Target
  2. UnitedHealth Group
  3. Cargill
  4. Best Buy
  5. 3M
  6. Lucas
  7. Coustic-Glo International
  8. U.S. Bank
  9. Mayo Clinic
  10. Medtronic

Target 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.

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How we identified the biggest companies in Minnesota

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 Minnesota with at least 100 employees. That left us with 1,027 companies.

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

As it turns out, Target looks to the be the biggest company in Minnesota clocking in with 360,000 employees.

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

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Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Minnesota

Rank Company City Employees
1 Target Minneapolis 360,000
2 UnitedHealth Group Minnetonka 300,000
3 Cargill Wayzata 150,001
4 Best Buy Richfield 125,000
5 3M Maplewood 93,516
6 Lucas Minneapolis 92,000
7 Coustic-Glo International Minneapolis 77,500
8 U.S. Bank Minneapolis 72,402
9 Mayo Clinic Rochester 63,000
10 Medtronic Minneapolis 49,000
11 Ecolab Saint Paul 48,400
12 Buffalo Wild Wings Minneapolis 44,000
13 Fairview Health Services Minneapolis 39,500
14 General Mills Minneapolis 38,000
15 Regis Minneapolis 36,000
16 Allina Health Minneapolis 26,292
17 HealthPartners Bloomington 26,000
18 Douglas Eden Prairie 23,618
19 Federated Co-operatives Princeton 23,000
20 O. Meredith Wilson Library Minneapolis 22,680
21 LTF Holdings Chanhassen 22,500
22 Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Saint Paul 22,000
23 Automation Minneapolis 22,000
24 Fastenal Winona 20,565
25 Hormel Foods Austin 20,000
26 Essentia Health Duluth 18,177
27 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Minnetonka 18,000
28 West Academic Eagan 16,000
29 C.H. Robinson Eden Prairie 15,074
30 Taylor North Mankato 12,190
31 CHS Inver Grove Heights 12,157
32 Andersen Bayport 12,000
33 Donaldson Company Minneapolis 11,700
34 Valspar Minneapolis 11,083
35 Xcel Energy Minneapolis 11,075
36 Schwan’s Company Marshall 11,000
37 Polaris Industries Medina 11,000
38 Land O’Lakes Arden Hills 10,000
39 Cub Foods Stillwater 10,000
40 Pentair Minneapolis 9,500
41 CentraCare Health Saint Cloud 9,488
42 ADC Telecommunications Eden Prairie 9,300
43 Ameriprise Financial Minneapolis 9,000
44 The Mosaic Company Plymouth 8,700
45 Anytime Fitness Woodbury 8,000
46 Marsden Holding Saint Paul 8,000
47 Saunatec Cokato 8,000
48 GK Services Minnetonka 7,800
49 Great Clips Edina 7,500
50 Coborn’s Park Rapids 7,500
51 Patterson Companies Saint Paul 7,500
52 Patterson Saint Paul 7,500
53 Caribou Coffee Minneapolis 7,000
54 Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis 7,000
55 Atterro Minneapolis 6,935
56 Christopher Banks Plymouth 6,400
57 Jostens Minneapolis 6,300
58 Toro Bloomington 6,134
59 CliftonLarsonAllen Minneapolis 6,100
60 AgriBank Saint Paul 6,086
61 AmeriPride Services Minnetonka 6,025
62 The Musicland Group Minnetonka 6,000
63 SAI MEER DEGREE COLLEGE Hibbing 6,000
64 Deluxe Shoreview 5,886
65 Vista Outdoor Anoka 5,800
66 North Memorial Health Minneapolis 5,737
67 Gander Outdoors Saint Paul 5,606
68 Apogee Enterprises Minneapolis 5,511
69 Saint Paul Public Schools Saint Paul 5,376
70 TCF Bank Wayzata 5,338
71 Children’s Health Care Saint Paul 5,095
72 Starkey Laboratories Eden Prairie 5,000
73 RBC Wealth Management Minneapolis 5,000
74 Marvin Windows and Doors Warroad 5,000
75 Abra Auto Body Repair of America Brooklyn Park 4,882
76 Daikin Applied Americas Minneapolis 4,800
77 NCS Pearson Bloomington 4,600
78 H.B. Fuller Saint Paul 4,587
79 Lunds Byerlys Minneapolis 4,500
80 Holiday Stationstores Bloomington 4,500
81 Lyndale Terminal Co Bloomington 4,500
82 Ceridian Bloomington 4,444
83 API Group New Brighton 4,237
84 Turck Plymouth 4,200
85 AM Retail Group Minneapolis 4,160
86 Midwest Staffing Group Saint Paul 4,018
87 Atlas Staffing Saint Paul 4,000
88 Shop ‘n Save Eden Prairie 4,000
89 Digi-Key Thief River Falls 4,000
90 Independent School District 196 Rosemount 4,000
91 Otter Tail Fergus Falls 4,000
92 Fleet Farm Baxter 3,968
93 Sleep Number Minneapolis 3,800
94 maurices Duluth 3,750
95 Thrivent Financial Minneapolis 3,708
96 Ecumen Shoreview 3,600
97 Prime Therapeutics Eagan 3,600
98 Michael Foods Minnetonka 3,570
99 St. Cloud State University Saint Cloud 3,500
100 Medica Minnetonka 3,500

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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