The 100 Largest Companies In Minnesota For 2022

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 (Jobs)

  2. UnitedHealth Group (Jobs)

  3. Cargill (Jobs)

  4. Best Buy (Jobs)

  5. 3M (Jobs)

  6. Lucas (Jobs)

  7. Coustic-Glo International (Jobs)

  8. U.S. Bank (Jobs)

  9. Mayo Clinic (Jobs)

  10. Medtronic (Jobs)

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.

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.

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Minnesota

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

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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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