These Are The 100 Largest Companies In Tennessee

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 3 months ago
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If you live in Tennessee and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

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

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

  1. FedEx
  2. HCA Healthcare
  3. Community Health Systems
  4. AutoZone
  5. Brookdale Senior Living
  6. International Paper
  7. LifePoint Health
  8. Life Care Centers of America
  9. Acadia Healthcare
  10. Regal Cinemas

FedEx 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.

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

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How we identified the biggest companies in Tennessee

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 Tennessee with at least 100 employees. That left us with 557 companies.

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

As it turns out, FedEx looks to the be the biggest company in Tennessee clocking in with 357,000 employees.

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

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Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Tennessee

Rank Company City Employees
1 FedEx Memphis 357,000
2 HCA Healthcare Nashville 210,500
3 Community Health Systems Franklin 108,000
4 AutoZone Memphis 66,780
5 Brookdale Senior Living Brentwood 63,850
6 International Paper Memphis 55,000
7 LifePoint Health Brentwood 47,000
8 Life Care Centers of America Cleveland 42,000
9 Acadia Healthcare Franklin 33,650
10 Regal Cinemas Knoxville 25,359
11 Perkins® Restaurants Memphis 25,000
12 Ruby Tuesday Maryville 25,000
13 O’Charley’s Nashville 21,000
14 Tractor Supply Brentwood 19,500
15 TeamHealth Knoxville 18,800
16 Ardent Health Services Nashville 18,000
17 Genesco Nashville 17,313
18 Nissan Franklin 16,840
19 SMS Holdings Nashville 15,100
20 Clayton Homes Maryville 14,680
21 National HealthCare Murfreesboro 14,450
22 Pilot Flying J Knoxville 14,385
23 Bridgestone Tires Nashville 14,088
24 Eastman Chemical Kingsport 14,000
25 ServiceMaster Memphis 13,000
26 IASIS Healthcare Franklin 12,395
27 Quorum Health Corporation Brentwood 12,150
28 The University of Tennessee Knoxville 11,490
29 PET Dairy Clarksville 10,080
30 Correct Care Solutions Nashville 9,909
31 Unum Chattanooga 9,400
32 Southern Tennessee Medical Center Lawrenceburg 9,300
33 National Beef Packing Knoxville 9,100
34 American Blue Ribbon Holdings Inc Nashville 9,078
35 Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville 8,620
36 US Xpress Chattanooga 8,600
37 Kirkland’s Brentwood 7,900
38 Fred’s Memphis 7,324
39 Terminix Memphis 7,104
40 Diversicare Healthcare Services Brentwood 7,050
41 Logan’s Roadhouse Nashville 7,000
42 Alpha Natural Resources Kingsport 6,700
43 Southeast Service Corporation Knoxville 6,500
44 Wellmont Health System Kingsport 6,332
45 McKee Foods Collegedale 6,229
46 Mountain States Health Alliance Johnson City 5,978
47 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Chattanooga 5,948
48 Clarcor Franklin 5,773
49 RCCH Health Brentwood 5,460
50 Dollar General Goodlettsville 5,379
51 American Esoteric Laboratories Memphis 5,004
52 Dialysis Clinic Nashville 5,000
53 Merry Maids Memphis 5,000
54 ERMC Chattanooga 5,000
55 Captain D’s Nashville 5,000
56 LP Building Products Nashville 4,800
57 NN Johnson City 4,730
58 Metro Nashville Public Schools Nashville 4,641
59 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis 4,522
60 Verso Memphis 4,500
61 Saint Thomas Health Nashville 4,500
62 Covenant Transportation Group Chattanooga 4,400
63 Cellular Sales Newport 4,322
64 First Tennessee Bank Memphis 4,310
65 First Horizon National Memphis 4,268
66 Mueller Industries Memphis 4,244
67 FirstFleet Murfreesboro 4,172
68 Murray Guard Security Jackson 4,000
69 TriStar Health Brentwood 4,000
70 Methodist Healthcare Memphis 3,870
71 Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis Memphis 3,730
72 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro 3,660
73 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge 3,630
74 HT Hackney Knoxville 3,600
75 Scripps Networks Interactive Knoxville 3,600
76 Calsonic Kansei North America Shelbyville 3,553
77 Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill Germantown 3,500
78 Crye Leike Realtors Memphis 3,500
79 Mastercorp, Inc. Crossville 3,400
80 Evergreen Packaging Memphis 3,376
81 Kenco Chattanooga 3,319
82 East Tennessee State University Johnson City 3,310
83 Change Healthcare Nashville 3,300
84 TruckPro Memphis 3,206
85 YMCA of Middle Tennessee Nashville 3,200
86 Propex GeoSolutions Chattanooga 3,200
87 Luthern Health Network Franklin 3,060
88 Compassus Brentwood 3,000
89 Williamson County Schools Franklin 3,000
90 Porter-Cable Jackson 3,000
91 Cookeville Regional Medical Center Cookeville 3,000
92 Check Into Cash Cleveland 2,979
93 Corizon Health Brentwood 2,881
94 Belz Enterprises Memphis 2,800
95 The Carlstar Group Franklin 2,776
96 Republic Parking System Chattanooga 2,700
97 Forward Air Greeneville 2,647
98 DLP Healthcare, LLC Brentwood 2,626
99 Commercial Furniture Group Newport 2,570
100 Shoney’s Restaurants Nashville 2,500

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