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A hub for headquarters

Doing great work for great companies is what the Greater MSP region does best. The hub of thriving enterprises who take advantage of the area's locational assets include UnitedHealth Group, Target, Best Buy, US Bank, 3M, CHS, U.S. Bancorp, General Mills and more. In fact, Cargill—the largest private company in the nation - has flourished here for over a century.

The foundation of a strong community.

Corporations headquartered in the Greater MSP area are lauded every year for their innovation, sustainability, ethical leadership, brand values and corporate citizenship; the companies who make their homes here have set deep roots in the community.

Fortune 500 Companies in Greater MSP

Greater MSP 2019 Ranking  Company
Fortune 500 Ranking Revenue (billions)
1 United Health Group 6 226.2
2 Target  39 75.3
3 Best Buy 74 42.8
4 3M 95 32.7
5 CHS Inc. 97 32.6
6 U.S. Bancorp 117 25.7
7 C.H. Robinson 185 16.6
8 General Mills 200 15.7
9 SuperValu 201 15.6
10 Land O'Lakes 212 14.9
11 Ecolab 215 14.6
12 Ameriprise Financial 249 12.9
13 Xcel Energy 274 11.5
14 The Mosaic Company 325 9.5
15 Thrivent Financial 351 8.6
16 Polaris Industries 476 6.1

 

Forbes Largest Private Companies

2018 Rank Company Industry Revenue (billions) Employees
1 Cargill Food, Drink & Tobacco 114.7 155,000
106 Mortenson Construction 4 2,700
171 Andersen Construction 2.6 12,000
212 Taylor Media 2.2 12,000

 

Forbes Global 2000

Forbes 2018 Rankings Company Industry 2017 Sales (billions) Worldwide Employees

28

UnitedHealth Group Managed Health Care $207.6 260,000

109

US Bancorp Major Banks $24.1 72,402

214

3M Conglomerates $32.3 91,536

242

Target Discount Stores $71.9 345,000

401

Ameriprise Financial Investment Services $12 9,900

499

General Mills Food Processing $15.7 38,000

523

Ecolab Specialized Chemicals $14.1 48,400

525

Xcel Energy Electric Utilities $11.4 11,134

642

Best Buy Computer & Electronics Retail $42.2 125,000

1085

CH Robinson Worldwide Other Transportation $15.4 15,074

1372

Mosiac Specialized Chemicals $7.8 8,500

1461

Fastenal Home Improvement Retails $4.5 20,565

1788

Supervalu Food Retail $15.3 31,000

 

Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

National Rank Private Company/Headquarters Industry Revenue (millions) Growth Rate
48 phData IT Management $9.8 5,638%
105 Total Expert Software $11.1 3,206%
252 Park Financial Group Financial Services $7.4 1,699%
505 JP Ecommerce Retail $18.1 864%
570 Tierra Encantada Education $5.0 774%
616 Merchology Business Products & Services $36.5 712%
629 Alchemy 365 Consumer Products & Services $3.1 700%
662 CTW Group Real Estate $33.6 661%
693 ChromebookParts.com Computer Hardware $9.2 627%
746 Kipsu Software $6.1 587%
961 Channel Partners Capital Financial Services $23.0 441%
1033 NimbeLink Telecommunications $11.7 407%
1173 Prime Therapeutics Health $21.4 391%
1108 Core Living Real Estate $3.3 378%
1180 FireFly Computers Computer Hardware $75.6 352%
1247 Twelve Consulting Group IT Management $7.7 331%
1272 The Social Lights Advertising & Marketing $2.2 324%
1280 Legacy Toys Retail $2.0 321%
1281 Outsource Consultants Business Products & Services $3.2 321%
1310 DKP Express Logistics & Transportation $2.0 314%
1341 Triton Commerce Advertising & Marketing $2.7 308%
1351 Trinity3 Technology Computer Hardware $69.8 306%
1372 NovuHealth Health $44.4 301%
1498 Grant Enterprises Retail $6.9 276%
1509 Tarmac Software $7.9 274%
1632 Tattersall Companies Food & Beverage $2.8 253%
1993 Sportsdigita Software $4.0 201%
2188 Creative Homes Construction $66.3 184%
2412 Proozy Retail $26.7 165%
2560 Integhythm IT Management $8.3 153%
2589 OceanTech Computer Hardware $7.8 151%
2719 New Vision Software $3.0 141%
2729 Aspen Exteriors Construction $17.9 141%
2756 Great Waters Financial Financial Services $9.3 138%
2770 Prominent Construction Construction $5.5 137%
2898 Snap Agency Advertising & Marketing $2.4 129%
2924 The Nines Retail $2.7 128%
2971 Rank Crankers Advertising & Marketing $2.1 126%
3006 Snap Install Consumer Products & Services $7.8 124%
3042 Media Bridge Advertising Advertising & Marketing $23.4 122%
3082 Laketown Electric Construction $17.2 120%
3096 Ovative Group Advertising & Marketing $21.8 119%
3139 J&B Pallet Manufacturing $26.8 117%
3173 Renters Warehouse Real Estate $32.8 115%
3257 Hydra-Flex Manufacturing $20.1 111%
3302 Mercury Mosaics Manufacturing $2.2 109%
3376 EideCom Media $3.4 106%
3426 ISG Engineering $52.3 103%
3498 Relationship One Advertising & Marketing $7.7 100%
3586 Tamarack Consulting Software $4.5 98%
3637 Avionte Human Resources $26.6 96%
3766 Atlas Insurance Brokers Insurance $24.1 89%
3819 Coherent Solutions Software $46.4 88%
3908 Code42 Software $109.7 85%
4010 GetWireless Telecommunications $67.0 81%
4099 ThreeBridge Solutions IT Services $81.5 78%
4143 BWS Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Construction $4.1 76%
4159 Uptime Legal Systems IT Management $7.3 76%
4173 Evereve Retail $116.3 75%
4186 Anchor Distributing Consumer Products & Services $23.3 75%
4235 Media Minefield Advertising & Marketing $2.5 73%
4261 Pine Grove Financial Group Financial Services $2.2 72%
4288 Thriveon IT Services $4.1 71%
4304 Excel Education Systems Education $2.6 71%
4307 XeteX Manufacturing $21.9 71%
4358 tap|QA Software $20.5 69%
4406 EXB Solutions Software $20.7 68%
4564 Transport Express Logistics & Transportation $16.7 64%
4591 Artful Living Media $2.7 63%
4595 LuminFire Software $2.3 63%
4640 Innovative Office Solutions Business Products & Services $141.4 62%
4707 Scrimmage Software $4.4 60%
4779 Tech Guru IT Management $3.0 59%
 4788 Davenport Group IT Management $35.2 58%
 4815 Reach Sports Marketing Group Advertising & Marketing $7.0   58% 
4838 Softcrylic IT Management $11.6 57%
4852 Nina Hale Advertising & Marketing $12.2   57%
 4857 Stonebrooke Engineering Government Services  $6.0 57% 
 4890 American Drapery Systems Business Products & Services   $3.7  56%
 4898 Horizontal Integration IT Management  $101.6  55%