50 Largest employers in Missouri

Here is a list of the state’s 50 largest employers, based on information from the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The original source of the information is from InfoUSA’s fourth-quarter 2017 Census of Employment and Wages.

While the list is dominated by retail, including restaurants, three of the top four and seven of the 50 (14 percent) are health care related, and that doesn’t include Centene (No 31). This underlies the importance of health care to the state economy. The other takeaway is the number of big employers tied to the automotive industry, which has performed relatively well recently but is in for a downturn.

While this list is important, it should be noted that small businesses (those with fewer than 50 employees) employ 45 percent of the state’s private-sector workers. In addition, 78 percent of Missouri’s 190,829 businesses employ fewer than 10 workers, according to data published in July 2018 by the Missouri Economic Research & Information Center.

1WALMARTDEPARTMENT STORES
2MERCY HEALTH SYSTEMHOSPITALS
3BJC HEALTHCAREHOSPITALS
4SSM HEALTH CARE SYSTEMHOSPITALS
5WASHINGTON UNIVERSITYSCHOOLS-UNIV. & COLLEGS ACADEMIC
6BOEINGAIRCRAFT-MANUFACTURERS
7CERNER CORPORATIONCOMPUTER SOFTWARE
8LESTER E. COX MEDICAL SYSTEMHOSPITALS
9HY-VEEGROCERS-RETAIL
10SCHNUCK MARKETSGROCERS-RETAIL
11FORD MOTOR COMPANYAUTOMOBILE-MANUFACTURERS
12ST LUKE’S HOSPITAL SYSTEMHOSPITALS
13AT&T SERVICESTELECOMMUNICATION CARRIERS
14LOWE’S HOME CENTERSHOME CENTERS
15EDWARD D. JONES & COBROKERS
16UNITED PARCEL SERVICEPACKAGE DELIVERY SERVICE
17TARGET CORPORATIONDEPARTMENT STORES
18US BANK NATIONAL BANK
19SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITYSCHOOLS-UNIV. & COLLEGS ACADEMIC
20CASEY’S MARKETING COMPANYCONVENIENCE STORES
21HOME DEPOT U.S.A.HOME CENTERS
22CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS (DE) TELEVISION-CABLE & CATV
23DOLLAR GENERALVARIETY STORES
24MONSANTO COMPANYAGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS/CHEMICAL-MFG
25INSPERITY PEO SERVICESEMPLOYMENT AGENCIES & OPPORTUNITIES
26GENERAL MOTORSAUTOMOBILE-MANUFACTURERS
27HEARTLAND REGIONAL MEDICALHOSPITALS
28PENMAC STAFFING SERVICESEMPLOYMENT AGENCIES & OPPORTUNITIES
29FREEMAN HEALTHHOSPITALS
30DIERBERGS MARKETSGROCERS-RETAIL
31CENTENE MANAGEMENT COMPANYMEDICAL INSURANCE PLANS
32COMMERCE BANKBANKS
33KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORESDEPARTMENT STORES
34AMERENELECTRIC COMPANIES
35PANERARESTAURANTS
36WELLS FARGO SERVICESFINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICE
37COLORADO EXPRESS SERVICESEMPLOYMENT AGENCIES & OPPORTUNITIES
38GMRIRESTAURANTS
39QUIKTRIP CORPORATIONCONVENIENCE STORES
40O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE STORESAUTOMOBILE PARTS & SUPPLIES RETAIL
41BURNS & MCDONNELL ENGINEERING ENGINEERS-PROFESSIONAL
42NEW PRIMETRUCKING-MOTOR FREIGHT
43WALGREENSPHARMACIES
44TRUE MANUFACTURING CO.MANUFACTURING
45HONEYWELL FEDERAL MANUFACTURING MANUFACTURING
46ENTERPRISE HOLDINGSADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES-CAR LEASING
47TRIUMPH FOODSMEAT PROCESSING-PACKING
48NESTLE PURINA PETCARE COMPANYDOG & CAT FOOD MANUFACTURING
49HALLMARK MARKETING COMPANYGIFT, NOVELTY & SOUVENIR STORES
50J C PENNEY DEPARTMENT STORES

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