Major Employers

Many of the nation’s largest and most recognizable companies are based in Minnesota. The state currently is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies, 11th highest among states, 4th on a per capita basis.

Washington County businesses are within 30-minutes of these companies:


united healthcare
3m
target
best buy
us bank
chs

ch robinson
ecolab
cargill
general  mills
land o lakes
mayo clinic

ameriprise
supervalu
xcel energy
hormel
thrivent
mosaic

securian
patterson dental
polaris
st jude medical
pentair
fastenal

medtronic
tcf
northern oil and gas
toro
allina health
valspar

Quick Facts

Over the past five years, between 2013 and 2018, the county’s total employment grew by 14.8 percent. This was twice as fast as statewide employment growth during that period of time, at 7.0 percent.

Over the past year, between 2017 and 2018, the county’s total employment grew by 2.9 percent. This was nearly three times as fast as statewide employment growth during that period of time, at 1.0 percent.

Over the past year, between 2017 and 2018, Washington County came in third for adding the most jobs in Minnesota.

Over the past decade, between 2008 and 2018, Washington County came in third for adding the most jobs in Minnesota.