The Largest Employers in Each State: MAP

Largest Employers in Each State MAP

We at Broadview Networks are not only dedicated hosted phone providers, we’re also enthusiasts of all things business.  Whether we’re watching Bill Gates give a TED talk or reading about the oil boom in North Dakota, we love it all.  An article from last year looking at the largest employers in America sparked our interest on the topic and we decided to take a deeper look.  Wal-Mart has been on the top of that list for a couple years with a total workforce of nearly 2.2 million people, but were they the largest employers in each individual state?  Using CareerOneStop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, we researched who the largest employers in each state were.  The results were very surprising with only 2 companies from the Top 10 Largest Employers in America were represented, in IBM and Wal-Mart.  There were some shocking exclusions as well, with no McDonald’s, Yum! Brands, or UPS on the list.  Instead, we saw quite a few major state universities, health systems/hospitals, and military bases.  To make it more visual, we decided to create a map with each state as the company’s logo.  Take a look and let us know what you think, are you shocked about what the largest company in your state is?


State by State Breakdown:

Alabama – Alabama Power Co.

Location – Birmingham, AL

Number of Employees – 5,000


Alaska – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Location – Anchorage, AK

Number of Employees – 9,000


Arizona – Sun State Courier & Delivery

Location – Scottsdale, AZ

Number of Employees – 20,000


Arkansas – Wal-Mart

Location – Bentonville, AR

Number of Employees – 11,000


California – 32nd St. Naval Station

Location – San Diego, CA

Number of Employees – 42,951


Colorado – University of Colorado-Boulder

Location – Boulder, CO

Number of Employees – 13,300


Connecticut – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Location – Stratford, CT

Number of Employees – 11,000


Delaware – Christiana Care Health System

Location – Newark, DE

Number of Employees – 10,000


Florida – University of Florida

Location – Gainesville, FL

Number of Employees – 35,000


Georgia – Fort Benning

Location – Fort Benning, GA

Number of Employees – 32,000


Hawaii – Altres Medical

Location – Honolulu, HI

Number of Employees -10,000


Idaho – Mountain Home Air Force Base

Location – Mountain Home, ID

Number of Employees – 5,231


Illinois – State Farm Mutual Insurance Company

Location – Bloomington, IL

Number of Employees – 13,000


Indiana – Indiana University Medical Center

Location – Bloomington, IN

Number of Employees – 30,000


Iowa – Genesis Medical

Location – Davenport, IA

Number of Employees – 9,000


Kansas – NPC Restaurant Holding Llc.

Location – Overland Park, KS

Number of Employees – 28,000


Kentucky – Our Lady Bellefonte Hospital

Location – Ashland, KY

Number of Employees – 12,000


Louisiana – Louisiana State University Health

Location – New Orleans, LA

Number of Employees – 7,000


Maine – University of Maine

Location – Orono, ME

Number of Employees – 8,000


Maryland – University of Maryland

Location – College Park, MD

Number of Employees – 15,000


Massachusetts – Massachusetts General Hospital

Location – Boston, MA

Number of Employees – 14,000


Michigan – University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Location – Ann Arbor, MI

Number of Employees – 23,316


Minnesota – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Location – Minneapolis, MN

Number of Employees – 17,053


Mississippi – University of Mississippi Medical Center

Location – Jackson, MS

Number of Employees – 8,000


Missouri – Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Location – Saint Louis, MO

Number of Employees – 9,000


Montana – Billings Clinic

Location – Billings, MT

Number of Employees – 3,500


Nebraska – Offutt Air Force Base

Location – Offutt, NE

Number of Employees – 9,584


Nevada – MGM Grand Las Vegas

Location – Las Vegas, NV

Number of Employees – 10,000


New Hampshire – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Location – Lebanon, NH

Number of Employees – 8,000


New Jersey – Gabriel Taxi Service

Location – South Orange, NJ

Number of Employees – 25,000


New Mexico – University of New Mexico

Location – Albuquerque, NM

Number of Employees – 12,000


New York – Catholic Health Services of Long Island

Location – Rockville Centre, NY

Number of Employees – 13,500


North Carolina – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Location – Chapel Hill, NC

Number of Employees – 30,000


North Dakota – North Dakota State University at Fargo

Location – Fargo, ND

Number of Employees – 4,500


Ohio – Cleveland Clinic Heath System

Location – Cleveland, OH

Number of Employees – 30,000


Oklahoma – Tinker Air Force Base

Location – Tinker, OK

Number of Employees – 22,000


Oregon – Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Location – Portland, OR

Number of Employees – 14,000


Pennsylvania – CPA Pavement Services

Location – Harrisburg, PA

Number of Employees – 55,555


Rhode Island – Roger Williams Medical Center

Location – Providence, RI

Number of Employees – 14,000


South Carolina – Bartercard USA Inc.

Location – Daniel Island, SC

Number of Employees – 55,000


South Dakota – IBP Hog Market Inc.

Location – Dakota Dunes, SD

Number of Employees – 4,800


Tennessee – Vanderbilt University

Location – Nashville, TN

Number of Employees – 22,000


Texas – Texas A&M University

Location – College Station, TX

Number of Employees – 50,000


Utah – One Team Global

Location – Salt Lake City, UT

Number of Employees – 10,001


Vermont – IBM

Location – Essex Junction, VT

Number of Employees – 5,400


Virginia – Heart & Vascular Institute

Location – Winchester, VA

Number of Employees – 20,540


Washington – Microsoft Corporation

Location – Redmond, WA

Number of Employees – 35,000


West Virginia – Ruby Memorial Hospital (West Virginia University Medical)

Location – Morgantown, WV

Number of Employees – 7,000


Wisconsin – University of Wisconsin – Madison

Location – Madison, WI

Number of Employees – 14,464


Wyoming – FE Warren Air Force Base

Location – Warren, WY

Number of Employees – 3,000


Sources: CareerOneStop & CNN Money

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  • Allison

    What about Walt Disney World in Florida? Who is the largest single site employer in the country with 62,000 employers?

    • Allison

      I can see that CareerOneStop calculated each park and segment of Walt Disney World individually.

  • Bobby

    the University of California has 10 campuses, a combined student body of 234,464 students, 18,896 faculty members, 189,116 staff members, …just saying.

  • Dakota

    This list is a crock. Mobile County School System alone has around 8,000 employees.

  • Dakota

    Just found out with about 2 minutes of research that Alabama’s top employer is Redstone Arsenal with 25,000 employees. Way to go Broadview. I will never use your services.

  • Rebel_Angel

    Kentucky is wrong. That hospital has 1,200 employees, not 12,000. The population of Ashland is only 25,000. Double check your facts.

  • Tim

    This list is very much wrong. The federal government should show up as the number one employer in most states.

    • Russ

      Thank you for your interest in the map! Unfortunately, there were clearly problems with the database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor meaning that the map is inaccurate. We strive to create cool and accurate content, not to deceive. We believed that we could trust a singular source of data rather than find 50 different sources, but it seems like that data is outdated or incorrect. We regret the error, sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Theresa Taylor

    Uhhh… Sikorsky is a division of United Technologies Corp. which would mean that UTC is the largest employer in the state of Connecticut.

  • Charlie Offenbacher

    “Bartercard” is listed as the largest employer in South Carolina with 55,000 employees. Their whole building looks like it fits 250 people. There are some major data quality issues with this analysis.

  • Tony

    No way this is right. In Utah, Intermountain Health Care, University of Utah, and Brigham Young University all have over 20,000 employees. This OTG doesn’t even show up on the top 100.

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