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Madison, WI Top Employers

Madison, WI is so much more than a college town. The region's eight counties major employers cover everything rom health care to energy.

By Livability.com on September 23, 2022

The State Capitol in Madison, WI
Staff Photo

For a region to be prosperous, it’s essential to have a diversity of industries. The Madison Region has that.

Being a college town, many Madison residents are employed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, making it the city’s top employer. Health care is a close second, with four providers and groups serving as significant sources of employment for area residents.

Along with education and health care, other key economic sectors include advanced manufacturing, agriculture, food and beverage, information technology and life sciences.

Livability.com ranks the Madison Region among the most industrially diverse MSAs in the nation. That diversity can be seen in the five largest employers for each of the eight Madison Region counties:

Columbia County: Divine Savior Healthcare, Associated Milk Producers, Penda, Robbins Manufacturing, Saint-Gobain

Dane County: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Epic Systems, American Family Insurance, CUNA Mutual Group, TDS Telecom

Dodge County: John Deere, Mayville Engineering, Metalcraft of Mayville, Mittera, Watertown

Green County: Colony Brands, Monroe Clinic, Kuhn North America, LSI/ Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, Monroe Truck Equipment

Iowa County: Lands’ End, Cummins Emission Solutions, Upland Hills Health, American Players Theatre, House on the Rock

Jefferson County: Generac Power Systems, Nasco International, Trek Bicycle, Spacesaver, Standard Process

Rock County: Mercy Health System, Kerry Inc., Prent Corp., Le Mans Corp., SSI Technologies

Sauk County: Ho-Chunk Gaming-Wisconsin Dells, Wilderness Resort, Grede

If you’d like to learn more about the Madison Region, check out the latest edition of Livability: Madison Region

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