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Major Employers

Leaders in business

The Greater Dubuque area is home to a number of large and small businesses. From the blue-chips to the home grown, the leaders of these companies take an active role in shaping the economic and civic life of our region. Below are some of the largest employers in the Greater Dubuque area.

Employer Industry Current Employment
John Deere Dubuque Works Manufacturer, Construction and Forestry Equipment 2,400
Dubuque Community School District Education, Pre-K to 12 1,946
Mercy Medical Center Hospital Services 1,313
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Education 1,105
Medical Associates Clinic, P.C. Health Services 1,027
UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital Hospital Services 859
The City of Dubuque Public Service 695
Eagle Window & Door Manufacturer, Aluminum Clad and Wood Windows and Doors  
IBM Corp. Technology Services 625
Sedgwick Claims/Benefits Management and Processing 550
Diamond Jo Casino Amusement/Entertainment/Attractions 510
Western Dubuque School District Education 501
Northeast Iowa Community College Education 500
Dubuque County Public Service 472
Cottingham & Butler Health Care, Insurance Agencies, Brokerages, and Third Party Administrators 460
Prudential Retirement Financial Services and Administration 450
Mystique Casino Amusement/Entertainment/Attractions 444
Flexsteel Industries Manufacturer, Upholstered Furniture 433
AY McDonald Manufacturing Company Manufacturer, Waterworks and Gas Products 402
McKesson Health Care Products & Services 400
Medline Industries, Inc. Health Care Products 400
Loras College Education 394
Hartig Drug Retail Drug Stores, Home Health Care Services, Long Term Care Services, Pharmacy Benefit Management Services 393
Holy Family Catholic Schools Education, Pre-K to 12 381
Mi-T-M Corporation Manufacturer, Industrial equipment 380
American Trust & Savings Bank Financial Services 374
Nordstrom Distribution center, fashion specialty retailer 370
University of Dubuque Education 363
McGraw-Hill Higher Education Higher Education Content 350
Dupaco Community Credit Union Financial Services 332
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Greater Dubuque Development has been a phenomenal partner throughout our expansion project… They had the right contacts at the local and state level and they quickly put us in contact with those individuals who were able to make this project a reality. They helped us take care of all the details of the project and we owe them a great debt of gratitude for the project's success. A company can find no greater ally in the areas of growth and workforce development than Greater Dubuque Development Corporation.

Chad A. Huntington
Vice-President of Human Resources
A.Y. McDonald