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Minneapolis-St. Paul has a higher concentration of Fortune 500 companies than anywhere else in the nation. Here’s a brief tour of sixteen of them, plus a few that are not far behind.
Minnesota’s largest corporation, UnitedHealth is the most diversified health care company in the US and is a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives.
The mass retailer pioneered “cheap chic” by bringing high design to affordable apparel, housewares and everyday essentials. The company now operates nearly 1800 stores and employs 350,000 team members.
CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the US. You’ll also find its name on the brand new St. Paul Saints ballpark.
The leading national electronics and technology retailer has headquarters in the southern suburb of Richfield. Its Geek Squad comes to the rescue whenever you encounter perplexing technology problems.
3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. It’s responsible for thousands of products and patents, from Post-It® Notes to breakthrough ideas in healthcare, aerospace and numerous other industries.
Besides being the title sponsor of the new Vikings Stadium, US Bancorp is known for helping consumer, small business, wholesale and institutional customers meet their financial goals.
From its roots as a grocery supply and wholesale distributor, the company has grown to include traditional, premium and discount retail stores, including Cub Foods, Farm Fresh and Save-A-Lot.
Your pantry and refrigerator are probably filled with products from the home of Betty Crocker and Pillsbury Doughboy. Cheerios, Yoplait, Annie’s, Häagen-Dazs, to name a few.
A familiar brand with a name and logo that could only be from Minnesota! This member-owned cooperative is known for its dairy, animal nutrition and animal milk products.
St. Paul-based Ecolab is a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies; providing what is vital: clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments.
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is one of the world’s largest third-party logistics (3PL) providers, offering freight services, outsourcing solutions, produce sourcing and information services to over 46,000 customers worldwide.
Founded in 1894 in Minneapolis, Ameriprise Financial is America’s leader in financial planning with 10,000 advisors helping investors secure their financial future throughout the US.
Xcel Energy is a major US electric and gas company, providing energy-related services to millions of customers in eight Midwestern and Western states. Renewable energy projects include biomass, solar, wind and hydro power.
As the leading global supplier of phosphate and potash, Mosaic’s mission is to help the world grow the food it needs. Mosaic employs nearly 9,000 people in six countries.
Thrivent is committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking, and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given. Today, the Minneapolis-based Fortune 500 company serves more than 2 million members nationwide. The company completed a brand new headquarters in downtown Minneapolis in 2020. Discover careers at Thrivent.
St. Jude Medical
St. Jude Medical invents breakthrough technologies that transform the treatment of some of the world’s most expensive epidemics, such as heart failure, chronic pain and neurological diseases.
Polaris is a manufacturer of ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles, commercial and government vehicles and generators. It operates manufacturing and/or distribution centers in MN, IA, SD, WI, OH and AL.
With roots in banking that began in the 1950s, this family-owned organization now spans several sectors: commercial real estate; automotive; sports and entertainment (including the Minnesota Twins); and private investment.
Wells Fargo & Co.
While its corporate headquarters are in San Francisco, the nation’s fourth largest banker has major operations in MSP. It employs nearly 20,000 people statewide and is building two, 17-story towers near the new Vikings stadium.
For over 150 years, Cargill has been providing food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Forbes ranked it as the largest private company in the US in 2014.