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Minnesota Companies

Minnesota is one of the highest ranking states in terms of Fortune, Forbes and S&P 500 companies.

Fortune 500

  • With 19 Fortune 500 companies, Minnesota ranks ninth nationwide in the number of Fortune 500 companies. More impressive, the Twin Cities ranks first among the 30 largest metropolitan areas nationwide – and Minnesota ranks third – in Fortune 500 companies per 1 million people.

010 Minnesota Companies

Forbes Largest Private Companies

  • Minnesota is home to eight of Forbes Largest Private Companies, ranking eighth nationwide. The state also ranks fourth in the number of private companies per 1 million people. With revenues of nearly $110 billion, Minnesota-based Cargill ranks first in the country among private companies.

Standard & Poor’s 500 index

  • Minnesota ranks 13th nationwide in total number of in Standard & Poor’s 500 index (S&P 500) companies and sixth in S&P 500 companies per 1 million people. The S&P 500 is one of the most widely quoted American indexes because it represents the largest publicly traded corporations in the U.S. by market value.

Minnesota Largest Employers

  • With nearly 41,700 employees, Mayo Clinic is the largest employer in the state.
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