List of companies based in Minneapolis–Saint Paul
The Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area is the 15th-largest agglomeration in the United States, and is home to many corporations, companies, and divisions. The core cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul host many companies, but a number are in suburban cities.
- 1 Economy
- 2 Minneapolis
- 3 Saint Paul
- 4 Suburban headquarters
- 4.1 Andover
- 4.2 Arden Hills
- 4.3 Bayport
- 4.4 Blaine
- 4.5 Bloomington
- 4.6 Eagan
- 4.7 Edina
- 4.8 Eden Prairie
- 4.9 Golden Valley
- 4.10 Inver Grove Heights
- 4.11 Little Canada
- 4.12 Maplewood
- 4.13 Medina
- 4.14 Mendota Heights
- 4.15 Minnetonka
- 4.16 New Brighton
- 4.17 Oakdale
- 4.18 Plymouth
- 4.19 Richfield
- 4.20 St. Louis Park
- 4.21 Shoreview
- 4.22 Vadnais Heights
- 4.23 Wayzata
- 5 See also
- 6 Merged or defunct companies
- 7 References
As of 2013, there were 27 Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area. Six of these companies made Fortune's 2013 Global 500 list. There were also 5 Minneapolis - St. Paul based companies listed on Forbes' 2012 Largest Private companies list, including Cargill, the largest privately held corporation.
- AIMIA (Global leader in loyalty management)
- Airtex Solutions
- Ameriprise Financial (Fortune 500 #263)
- Capella University
- Coloplast US
- Echidna, Inc.
- Jefferson Lines
- Piper Jaffray
- SPS Commerce
- Target Corporation (Fortune 500 #36; Global 500 #113)
- Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (Fortune 500 #325)
- U.S. Bancorp (Fortune 500 #132)
- Valspar (Fortune 1000 #584)
- Xcel Energy (Fortune 500 #266)
- JAMF Software
- Ecolab Inc. (Fortune 500 #229)
- Gander Mountain
- Securian Financial Group Inc. (Fortune 1000 #639)
- Summit Brewing Company
- Patterson Companies (Fortune 1000 #636)
- Pearson's Candy Company
- American Mortgage & Equity Consultants
- Land O'Lakes Inc. (Fortune 500 #194)
- Andersen Corporation (Forbes #202)
- Bethany House
- Donaldson Company (Fortune 1000 #812)
- Holiday Companies (Forbes #101)
- Katun Company
- Pearson VUE
- Quality Bicycle Products (QBP)
- The Toro Company (Fortune 1000 #956)
- Thermo King
- Dairy Queen - A unit of Berkshire Hathaway
- Nash Finch Company (Fortune 500 #500)
- Regis Corporation (Fortune 1000 #859)
- C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (Fortune 500 #237)
- Western Petroleum Co.
- Supervalu (Fortune 500 #86; Global 500 #323)
- Allianz Life
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- General Mills (Fortune 500 #169)
- M.A. Mortenson (Forbes #185)
- Tennant Co.
- CHS Inc. (Fortune 500 #69; Global 500 #259)
- St. Jude Medical Inc. (Fortune 500 #457)
- 3M Company (Fortune 500 #101; Global 500 #382)
- Polaris Industries Inc. (Fortune 1000 #674)
- Carlson (Forbes #83)
- Famous Dave's
- Michael Foods Group (Fortune 1000 #989)
- UnitedHealth Group (Fortune 500 #17; Global 500 #51)
- Digi International
- G&K Services
- Digital River
- Shock Doctor Sports
- Api Group Inc.
- Best Buy (Fortune 500 #61; Global 500 #226)
- ARCA - Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. - ApplianceSmart
- Nordic Ware / Northland Aluminum Products
- H.B. Fuller (Fortune 1000 #955)
- Cargill (Forbes #1)
- TCF Financial
- Category:Companies based in Minnesota (includes companies in the entire state)
Merged or defunct companies
Wells Fargo continues to have a major presence in Minneapolis, and the city is home to the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage division. In 1998, Norwest Bank of Minneapolis bought Wells Fargo Bank of San Francisco, California. Because Wells Fargo had more brand recognition, Norwest chose to rename itself Wells Fargo Bank and moved its headquarters from Minneapolis to San Francisco.
Honeywell was headquartered in Minneapolis but moved to Morristown, New Jersey to occupy Allied Signal's headquarters after the two companies merged in 1999. Honeywell's former headquarters is now occupied by Wells Fargo.
The Soo Line Railroad is based in Minneapolis, but is owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The old company headquarters still exist as the Soo Line Building. The current headquarters is Canadian Pacific Plaza.
Northwestern Consolidated Milling Company produced Ceresota flour in Minneapolis from 1891 to 1953. Its Elevator A, and A and F mills are still standing and two of these structures are in use as office buildings.
ReliaStar Life Insurance Co. was bought by ING of the Netherlands but still maintains division headquarters in Minneapolis.
In December 2010, ADC Telecommunications was purchased by TE Connectivity. By May 2011, they had moved the operations out of the Eden Prairie HQ of ADC to other facilities. TE Connectivity continues to use ADC's Shakopee, MN facility.
Department 56, Inc. was headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN. The maker of collectibles and giftware, notably Christmas Village buildings and Snowbabies, filed for bankruptcy in 2009 after purchasing Lenox from Brown & Foreman in 2005. Department 56 was eventually acquired by Enesco and moved all operations except the artistic talent to Enesco's headquarters in Itasca, Illinois.
In 2001 Pillsbury Company was purchased by General Mills (also located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area). Parts of Pillsbury were sold to International Multifoods Corporation http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00236.xml, which was later purchased by The J.M. Smucker Company of Orrville, Ohio, in 2004.
The Musicland Group, Inc. was an entertainment company which ran Musicland, Sam Goody, Suncoast Motion Picture Company, On Cue, and the Media PlaySuperstore Chains. The Musicland Group was purchased by Best Buy in 2001.
- News Release: GDP by Metropolitan Area, Advance 2011, and Revised 2001–2010 http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_metro/gdp_metro_newsrelease.htm
- 2013 Fortune 500 http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/
- The 500 Largest Corporations in the World http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/index.html
- America's Largest Private Companies http://www.forbes.com/largest-private-companies/