These Are The 100 Largest Companies In Minnesota

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 6 months ago
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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 headquarted 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. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
  4. Cargill
  5. Best Buy
  6. 3M
  7. State of Minnesota
  8. Medtronic
  9. Ecolab
  10. General Mills

Target 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 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 323,000 employees.

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

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

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Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Minnesota

Rank Company City Employees
1 Target Minneapolis 323,000
2 UnitedHealth Group Hopkins 230,000
3 Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Minnetonka 175,000
4 Cargill Wayzata 150,000
5 Best Buy Richfield 125,000
6 3M Maplewood 91,584
7 State of Minnesota Saint Paul 50,000
8 Medtronic Minneapolis 49,000
9 Ecolab Saint Paul 47,565
10 General Mills Minneapolis 38,000
11 Regis Minneapolis 36,000
12 Mayo Clinic Rochester 30,370
13 SuperValu Eden Prairie 29,000
14 U.S. Bank Minneapolis 28,949
15 Sanford Health Bemidji 28,400
16 Lifetouch Eden Prairie 26,175
17 Buffalo Wild Wings Minneapolis 24,000
18 LTF Holdings, Inc. Chanhassen 22,500
19 University of Minnesota Minneapolis 22,110
20 Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Saint Paul 22,000
21 Hormel Foods Austin 21,100
22 Fastenal Winona 20,174
23 Essentia Health Duluth 18,177
24 Ovation Brands Eagan 18,000
25 West Academic Saint Paul 16,000
26 Pentair Minneapolis 15,300
27 C.H. Robinson Eden Prairie 14,807
28 Schwan’s Marshall 14,000
29 Ameriprise Financial Minneapolis 13,000
30 Taylor North Mankato 12,190
31 CHS Inver Grove Heights 12,157
32 Donaldson Minneapolis 11,700
33 Xcel Energy Minneapolis 11,476
34 Valspar Minneapolis 11,083
35 Dorsey & Whitney Minneapolis 11,060
36 Allina Health Minneapolis 10,590
37 Cub Foods Of Green Bay Inc Stillwater 10,000
38 Land O’Lakes Arden Hills 10,000
39 Polaris Industries Medina 10,000
40 Ceridian Bloomington 8,776
41 The Mosaic Company Plymouth 8,700
42 Teachers On Call Bloomington 8,405
43 Marsden Holding, L.L.C. Saint Paul 8,000
44 G&K Services Minnetonka 8,000
45 Park Nicollet Minneapolis 7,960
46 Patterson Companies Mendota Heights 7,500
47 Coborn’s Saint Cloud 7,463
48 Anytime Fitness Saint Paul 7,390
49 Jennie-O Austin 7,000
50 Thrivent Financial Minneapolis 6,970
51 Atterro Minneapolis 6,935
52 Fairview Health Minneapolis 6,680
53 Toro Bloomington 6,329
54 Jostens Minneapolis 6,300
55 AgriBank Saint Paul 6,086
56 Deluxe Shoreview 6,026
57 AmeriPride Services Minnetonka 6,025
58 The Musicland Group, Inc. Minnetonka 6,000
59 TCF Bank Wayzata 5,973
60 Minneapolis Public Schools Minneapolis 5,855
61 Apogee Enterprises Bloomington 5,511
62 Marvin Windows and Doors Warroad 5,000
63 Minnesota Life Insurance Company 5,000
64 RBC Wealth Management-USA Minneapolis 5,000
65 Endeavor Air Minneapolis 5,000
66 ABRA Auto Brooklyn Park 4,882
67 Daikin Applied Minneapolis 4,800
68 CliftonLarsonAllen Minneapolis 4,626
69 H.B. Fuller Saint Paul 4,587
70 HealthPartners Bloomington 4,580
71 Holiday Stationstores Minneapolis 4,500
72 Lunds & Byerlys Minneapolis 4,500
73 New England Business Service, Inc. Shoreview 4,356
74 Tennant Minneapolis 4,300
75 APi Group New Brighton 4,237
76 AM Retail Group Minneapolis 4,160
77 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Eagan 4,118
78 Midwest Staffing Saint Paul 4,018
79 Mills Fleet Farm Brainerd 3,968
80 Gander Outdoors Saint Paul 3,965
81 Caribou Coffee Alexandria 3,912
82 Sleep Number Minneapolis 3,800
83 Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis 3,670
84 Prime Therapeutics Eagan 3,600
85 Michael Foods Hopkins 3,570
86 Regions Hospital Saint Paul 3,523
87 MTS Systems Eden Prairie 3,500
88 Jerry’s Enterprises Edina 3,500
89 OneBeacon Insurance Group Plymouth 3,400
90 Ecumen Shoreview 3,400
91 Tastefully Simple Alexandria 3,330
92 Digi-Key Electronics Thief River Falls 3,326
93 Graco Minneapolis 3,300
94 Starkey Hearing Technologies Eden Prairie 3,300
95 Suncoast Motion Picture Company 3,300
96 Border Foods Companies Minneapolis 3,250
97 Andersen Windows Bayport 3,210
98 The Occasions Group North Mankato 3,200
99 Multiband Minnetonka 3,100
100 Century College White Bear Lake 3,000

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