Success attracts success. So it's no surprise that some of the world's most recognized companies call Minnesota home - and many more have major operations here.
The Fortune 500 companies in Minnesota include some of the world's most recognized firms.
Many of the nation’s largest privately held firms were born in Minnesota and are thriving here.
Minnesota's companies in the Standard and Poor's Index are among the largest in the country.
Manufacturing. Retail. Government. Minnesota’s largest employers run the gamut of industries.
In broad categories, here are the state’s top 10 private employment industries.