List of companies based in Minneapolis–Saint Paul
companies in Minnesota
according to revenues
with state and U.S. rankings
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Companies in the Twin Cities area
Source: 2019 Fortune 500
The Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area is the 16th-largest urban 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 Brooklyn Center
- 4.7 Chanhassen
- 4.8 Eagan
- 4.9 Eden Prairie
- 4.10 Edina
- 4.11 Fridley
- 4.12 Golden Valley
- 4.13 Hastings
- 4.14 Inver Grove Heights
- 4.15 Little Canada
- 4.16 Maplewood
- 4.17 Medina
- 4.18 Mendota Heights
- 4.19 Minnetonka
- 4.20 New Brighton
- 4.21 Oakdale
- 4.22 Plymouth
- 4.23 Richfield
- 4.24 Roseville
- 4.25 St. Louis Park
- 4.26 Shoreview
- 4.27 Vadnais Heights
- 4.28 Wayzata
- 5 See also
- 6 Merged or defunct companies
- 7 References
As of 2019, there are 24 Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area. Six companies made Fortune's 2013 Global 500 list. There were also five Minneapolis-St. Paul-based companies listed on Forbes' 2012 Largest Private Companies list, including Cargill, the largest privately held corporation.
- Ameriprise Financial (Fortune 500 #252)
- Bright Health
- Capella University
- Coloplast US
- Compass Airlines
- Endeavor Air
- Jefferson Lines
- Pentair (U.S. headquarters)
- Piper Jaffray
- SPS Commerce
- Target Corporation (Fortune 500 #39; Global 500 #113)
- Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (Fortune 500 #343)
- U.S. Bancorp (Fortune 500 #122)
- Xcel Energy (Fortune 500 #266)
- Land O'Lakes Inc. (Fortune 500 #216)
- Andersen Corporation (Forbes Private 500 #188)
- Bethany House
- Dairy Queen - a unit of Berkshire Hathaway
- Donaldson Company (Fortune 1000 #855)
- Gander Outdoors (division of Camping World)
- Holiday Companies (Forbes Private 500 #106)
- Pearson VUE
- Quality Bicycle Products (QBP)
- Thermo King
- The Toro Company (Fortune 1000 #828)
- Bluestem Brands Inc.
- C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (Fortune 500 #193)
- Supervalu (Fortune 500 #180)
- Medtronic (operational headquarters)
- CHS Inc. (Fortune 500 #96; Global 500 #259)
- 3M Company (Fortune 500 #97)
- Polaris Industries Inc. (Fortune 500 #496)
- Patterson Dental (Fortune 500 #490)
- Carlson (Forbes Private 500 #91)
- Digi International
- Digital River
- Famous Dave's
- UnitedHealth Group (Fortune 500 #5)
- Best Buy (Fortune 500 #72)
- H.B. Fuller (Fortune 1000 #873)
- 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 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.
Nash Finch merged with Spartan Stores to become SpartanNash and the headquarters was moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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- News Release: GDP by Metropolitan Area, Advance 2011, and Revised 2001–2010
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- "International Multifoods Corporation: An Inventory of Its Corporate Records at the Minnesota Historical Society". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
- "Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Complete Merger". SpartanNash. November 19, 2013.