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 2,600
Dubuque Community School District Education, Pre-K to 12 1,957
MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center Hospital Services 1,410
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Education 1,062
Medical Associates Clinic, P.C. Health Services 1,061
UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital Hospital Services 975
Andersen Windows & Doors Manufacturer, Aluminum Clad and Wood Windows and Doors Confidential
The City of Dubuque Public Service 737
Sedgwick Claims/Benefits Management and Processing 725
Cottingham & Butler Health Care, Insurance Agencies, Brokerages, and Third Party Administrators 715
Western Dubuque School District Education 551
Medline Industries, Inc. Health Care Products 500
HTLF Financial Services 496
Holy Family Catholic Schools Education, Pre-K to 12 475
Northeast Iowa Community College Education 475
Mi-T-M Corporation Manufacturer, Industrial equipment 465
Empower Financial Services and Administration 455
Diamond Jo Casino Amusement/Entertainment/Attractions 450
University of Dubuque Education 450
AY McDonald Manufacturing Company Manufacturer, Waterworks and Gas Products 425
Dubuque County Public Service 422
Dupaco Community Credit Union Financial Services 417
Nordstrom Distribution center, fashion specialty retailer 412
Loras College Education 403
Hormel Foods/Progressive Processing Manufacturer, Food and Beverage 400
Flexsteel Industries Manufacturer, Upholstered Furniture 380
Grand River Medical Group Health Services 369
Rite-Hite Manufacturer, Loading Dock Equipment & Safety 360
McGraw-Hill Higher Education Higher Education Content 350
Dubuque Racing Association DBA Q Casino & Resort Amusement/Entertainment/Attractions 334
MidWestOne Bank Financial Services 313
HODGE Sales & Service, Materials Handling 300
Honkamp Krueger & Company Financial services and Accounting 289
Clarke University Higher Education 265
Change Healthcare Healthcare Products & Services 250