Major Employers

Leaders in business

The Greater Dubuque region 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 region.

Employer Industry Current Employment
John Deere Dubuque Works Manufacturer, Construction and Forestry Equipment 2,830
Dubuque Community School District Education, Pre-K to 12 2,000
MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center Hospital Services 1,440
Medical Associates Clinic, P.C. Health Services 1,100
University of Wisconsin - Platteville Education 1,060
UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital Hospital Services 1,012
Cottingham & Butler Health Care, Insurance Agencies, Brokerages, & Third Party Administrators 800
Andersen Window and Door Manufacturer Confidential
The City of Dubuque Public Service 737
Sedgwick Claims/Benefits Management & Processing 700
Dupaco Community Credit Union Financial 641
Medline Industries, Inc. Health Care Products 600
Dubuque Bank & Trust/HTLF Financial Services 590
Northeast Iowa Community College Education 550
Western Dubuque School District Education 550
Hormel Foods/Progressive Processing Manufacturer, Food and Beverage 502
Nordstrom Distribution Center 500
A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. Manufacturer, Waterworks & Gas Products 475
Mi-T-M Corporation Manufacturer, Industrial Equipment 465
University of Dubuque Education 450
Rite-Hite Manufacturer, Loading Dock Equipment 446
Dubuque County Public Service 420
HODGE Sales & Service, Materials Handling 400
Loras College Education 400
Grand River Medical Group Health Services 380
The McCoy Group Transportation, Trucking 377
Hirschbach Transportation Transportation, Trucking 350
Holy Family Catholic Schools Education, Pre-K to 12 337
Q Casino Amusement/Entertainment/Attractions 334
Clarke University Education 327
Bodine Electric Company Manufacturer 323
Empower Financial Services and Administration 320
Diamond Jo Casino Amusement/Entertainment/Attractions 302
Fidelity Bank & Trust Financial Services 300
Rainbo Oil Co. Distributor, Multi-line Lubricants 283
Bard Materials Supplier, Ready-Mix Concrete & Aggregate 275
Simmons Pet Food Manufacturer, Pet Food 262
McGraw-Hill Education Publishing 244