An Indicator of the Importance of Higher Education to Local, Regional, and State Economies

The Census Department provides statistics on the largest employers in each state, and Business Insider put that material into an alphabetically arranged chart.

I have rearranged the employers by category. The one caveat that I would offer is that I suspect that WalMart actually has the most employees in several states besides Arkansas.

 

Here are the results:

12 States – Universities

04 States – University-Related Medical Centers

13 States – Other Medical Centers

06 States – Military Facilities

02 States – Utilities and Infrastructure

13 States – Private Corporations

 

Universities

 

Colorado – University of Colorado-Boulder

Location – Boulder, CO

Number of Employees – 13,300

 

Florida – University of Florida

Location – Gainesville, FL

Number of Employees – 35,000

 

Maine – University of Maine

Location – Orono, ME

Number of Employees – 8,000

 

Maryland – University of Maryland

Location – College Park, MD

Number of Employees – 15,000

 

Michigan – University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Location – Ann Arbor, MI

Number of Employees – 23,316

 

Minnesota – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Location – Minneapolis, MN

Number of Employees – 17,053

 

New Mexico – University of New Mexico

Location – Albuquerque, NM

Number of Employees – 12,000

 

North Carolina – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Location – Chapel Hill, NC

Number of Employees – 30,000

 

North Dakota – North Dakota State University at Fargo

Location – Fargo, ND

Number of Employees – 4,500

 

Tennessee – Vanderbilt University

Location – Nashville, TN

Number of Employees – 22,000

 

Texas – Texas A&M University

Location – College Station, TX

Number of Employees – 50,000

 

Wisconsin – University of Wisconsin – Madison

Location – Madison, WI

Number of Employees – 14,464

 

 

University-Related Medical Centers

 

Louisiana – Louisiana State University Health

Location – New Orleans, LA

Number of Employees – 7,000

 

Mississippi – University of Mississippi Medical Center

Location – Jackson, MS

Number of Employees – 8,000

 

New Hampshire – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Location – Lebanon, NH

Number of Employees – 8,000

 

Rhode Island – Roger Williams Medical Center

Location – Providence, RI

Number of Employees – 14,000

 

 

Other Medical Centers

 

Delaware – Christiana Care Health System

Location – Newark, DE

Number of Employees – 10,000

 

Hawaii – Altres Medical

Location – Honolulu, HI

Number of Employees -10,000

 

Indiana – Indiana University Medical Center

Location – Bloomington, IN

Number of Employees – 30,000

 

Iowa – Genesis Medical

Location – Davenport, IA

Number of Employees – 9,000

 

Kentucky – Our Lady Bellefonte Hospital

Location – Ashland, KY

Number of Employees – 12,000

 

Massachusetts – Massachusetts General Hospital

Location – Boston, MA

Number of Employees – 14,000

 

Missouri – Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Location – Saint Louis, MO

Number of Employees – 9,000

 

Montana – Billings Clinic

Location – Billings, MT

Number of Employees – 3,500

 

New York – Catholic Health Services of Long Island

Location – Rockville Centre, NY

Number of Employees – 13,500

 

Ohio – Cleveland Clinic Heath System

Location – Cleveland, OH

Number of Employees – 30,000

 

Oregon – Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Location – Portland, OR

Number of Employees – 14,000

 

Virginia – Heart & Vascular Institute

Location – Winchester, VA

Number of Employees – 20,540

 

West Virginia – Ruby Memorial Hospital (West Virginia University Medical)

Location – Morgantown, WV

Number of Employees – 7,000

 

 

Military Facilities

 

California – 32nd St. Naval Station

Location – San Diego, CA

Number of Employees – 42,951

 

Georgia – Fort Benning

Location – Fort Benning, GA

Number of Employees – 32,000

 

Idaho – Mountain Home Air Force Base

Location – Mountain Home, ID

Number of Employees – 5,231

 

Nebraska – Offutt Air Force Base

Location – Offutt, NE

Number of Employees – 9,584

 

Oklahoma – Tinker Air Force Base

Location – Tinker, OK

Number of Employees – 22,000

 

Wyoming – FE Warren Air Force Base

Location – Warren, WY

Number of Employees – 3,000

 

 

Utilities and Infrastructure

 

Alabama – Alabama Power Co.

Location – Birmingham, AL

Number of Employees – 5,000

 

Alaska – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Location – Anchorage, AK

Number of Employees – 9,000

 

 

Private Corporations

 

Arizona – Sun State Courier & Delivery

Location – Scottsdale, AZ

Number of Employees – 20,000

 

Arkansas – Wal-Mart

Location – Bentonville, AR

Number of Employees – 11,000

 

Connecticut – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Location – Stratford, CT

Number of Employees – 11,000

 

Illinois – State Farm Mutual Insurance Company

Location – Bloomington, IL

Number of Employees – 13,000

 

Kansas – NPC Restaurant Holding Llc.

Location – Overland Park, KS

Number of Employees – 28,000

 

Nevada – MGM Grand Las Vegas

Location – Las Vegas, NV

Number of Employees – 10,000

 

New Jersey – Gabriel Taxi Service

Location – South Orange, NJ

Number of Employees – 25,000

 

Pennsylvania – CPA Pavement Services

Location – Harrisburg, PA

Number of Employees – 55,555

 

South Carolina – Bartercard USA Inc.

Location – Daniel Island, SC

Number of Employees – 55,000

 

South Dakota – IBP Hog Market Inc.

Location – Dakota Dunes, SD

Number of Employees – 4,800

 

Utah – One Team Global

Location – Salt Lake City, UT

Number of Employees – 10,001

 

Vermont – IBM

Location – Essex Junction, VT

Number of Employees – 5,400

 

Washington – Microsoft Corporation

Location – Redmond, WA

Number of Employees – 35,000

 

 

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