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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
IBM Corp. Technology Services 1,300
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Education 1,105
Medical Associates Clinic, P.C. Health Services 1,011
UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital Hospital Services 859
The City of Dubuque Public Service 698
Eagle Window & Door Manufacturer, Aluminum Clad and Wood Windows and Doors 550
Sedgwick Claims/Benefits Management and Processing 550
Diamond Jo Casino Amusement/Entertainment/Attractions 510
Western Dubuque School District Education 501
Prudential Retirement Financial Services and Administration 500
Dubuque County Public Service 472
Mystique Casino Amusement/Entertainment/Attractions 454
Loras College Education 415
Flexsteel Industries Manufacturer, Upholstered Furniture 413
Cottingham & Butler Health Care, Insurance Agencies, Brokerages, and Third Party Administrators 410
Northeast Iowa Community College Education 410
McGraw-Hill Higher Education Higher Education Content 400
McKesson Health Care Products & Services 400
Medline Industries, Inc. Health Care Products 400
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
University of Dubuque Education 363
Mi-T-M Corporation Manufacturer, Industrial equipment 360
AY McDonald Manufacturing Company Manufacturer, Waterworks and Gas Products 358
Nordstrom Distribution center, fashion specialty retailer 336
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Mike Daniels
Senior Vice President
IBM Global Technology Services