Largest Employers by County on the Florida Suncoast


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the largest employers in the eight county region of the Florida
Suncoast (Tampa - Naples). The below data includes both private
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Overview of Large Suncoast Employers
When looking at the number of employees for the largest companies / employers here on the Suncoast, we can quickly see some repetitive data patterns. We can clearly see that the school districts, city and county governments for each respective county are typically the largest employers with upwards of 10,000 employees. We can also clearly see that the largest employers comprise the educational, public service and municipal government sectors. Other large employers also comprised the manufacturing, healthcare, retail or grocery sectors. Examples of large manufacturing employers included PGT Industries & Tropicana Products. Large Healthcare employers included Morton Plant Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Health Care. Large retail employers include Wal-Mart and Bealls. And last, but not least, large grocery employers include Publix and Sweetbay Supermarkets.

Five Largest Suncoast Employers
   Employer Name  Employees  County
 1.  School District of Hillsborough County  25,473  Hillsborough
 2.  Publix Supermarkets  15,449  All Counties
 3.  Pinellas County School District  13,905  Pinellas
 4.  MacDill Airforce Base  12,000  Hillsborough
 5.  Hillsborough County Government  10,600  Hillsborough

Pinellas County - Largest Employers

 #  Employer Name  Employees   Industry   Website 
 1.  Pinellas County School District  13,905  Public Education  www.pcsb.org
 2.  Home Shopping Club  4,000  Retail Services  www.hsn.com
 3.  Pinellas County Government  4,000  City Government  www.pinellascounty.org
 4.  City of St. Petersburg  3,500  City Government  www.ci.saint-petersburg.fl.us
 5.  Times Publishing Corp.  3,187  Print & Media  www.tampabay.com
 6.  Raymond James and Associates  3,022  Financial Services  www.raymondjames.com
 7.  Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office  2,800  City Government  www.pcsoweb.com
 8.  Nielsen Media Research, Inc.  2,669  Market Research / Public Opinion  www.nielsen.com
 9.  Morton Plant Hospital  2,448  Medical / Healthcare  www.mortonplant.com/
 10.  Bay Pines VA Medical Center  2,330  Medical / Healthcare  www.baypines.va.gov
 11.  Raytheon  2,200  Manufacturing  www.raytheon.com
 12.  All Children’s Health System, Inc.  2,000  Medical / Healthcare  www.allkids.org
 13.  Bayfront Medical Center, Inc.  2,000  Medical / Healthcare  www.bayfront.org
 14.  Florida Progress Corp.  1,870  Utility  www.progress-energy.com
 15.  Tech Data Corp.  1,800  Computer and Software  www.techdata.com
 16.  Honeywell, Inc.  1,800  Technology  www.honeywell.com
 17.  Jabil Circuit Co.  1,630  Manufacturer - Circuit Boards  www.jabil.com
 18.  Special Data Processing, Inc.  1,600  Telemarketing  
 19.  Essilor of America  1,397  Ophthalmic Goods  www.essilorusa.com
 20.  Western Reserve Life Assurance  1,200  Insurance  www.westernreserve.com
Source: Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2009
Pinellas County Municipalities: Belleair, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Belleair Shore, Clearwater, Dunedin, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Kenneth City, Largo, Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Oldsmar, Pinellas Park, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, Safety Harbor, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Seminole, South Pasadena, Tarpon Springs, Treasure Island




Hillsborough County - Largest Employers

 #  Employer Name  Employees   Industry   Website 
 1.  School District of Hillsborough County  25,473  Education Services  www.sdhc.k12.fl.us
 2.  MacDill Airforce Base  12,000  Public Administration  www.macdill.af.mil
 3.  Hillsborough County Government  10,600  Public Administration  www.hillsboroughcounty.org
 4.  University of South Florida  9,000  Educational Services  www.usf.edu
 5.  Tampa International Airport  7,500  Air Transportation  www.tampaairport.com
 6.  Publix Supermarkets  6,086  Grocery Store  www.publix.com
 7.  Tampa General Hospital  6,000  Healthcare & Social Assistance  www.tgh.org
 8.  JPMorgan Chase & Co.  4,733  Finance & Insurance  www.jpmorganchase.com
 9.  Busch Gardens  3,750  Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation  www.buschgardens.com
 10.  St. Joseph's Hospital  3,501  Healthcare & Social Assistance  www.sjbhealth.org
 11.  H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center  3,218  Healthcare & Social Assistance  www.moffitt.org
 12.  Citi  2,900  Finance & Insurance  citibank.com
 13.  Sweetbay Supermarkets  2,834  Grocery Store  www.sweetbaysupermarket.com
 14.  TECO Energy  2,728  Utility  www.tecoenergy.com
 15.  Caspers Company  2,470  Accommodation and Food Services  www.casperscompany.com
 16.  Hillsborough Community College  2,454  Educational Services  www.hccfl.edu
 17.  Pricewaterhouse Coopers  2,200  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services  www.pwc.com
 18.  Humana  2,012  Healthcare & Social Assistance  www.humana.com
 19.  Progressive Insurance  2,000  Finance & Insurance  www.progressive.com
 20.  USAA  1,628  Finance & Insurance  www.usaa.com
Source: Tampa Hillsborough EDC Research, Feb 2011
Hillsborough County Municipalities: Apollo Beach, Balm, Bloomingdale, Boyette, Brandon, Carrollwood, Carrollwood Village, Cheval, Citrus Park, Citrus Park, Clair-Mel City, Dover, Drew Park, East Lake, Egypt Lake, Fish Hawk, Gary, Gibsonton, Keystone, Lake Magdalene, Leto, Lutz, Mango, Northdale, Orient Park, Palm River, Pebble Creek, Plant City, Port Tampa, Progress Village, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Sulphur Springs, Sun City Center, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Town 'n' Country, Valrico, West Park, West Tampa, Westchase, Wimauma, Ybor City





Manatee County - Largest Employers

 #  Employer Name  # Employees   Industry   Website 
 1.  Manatee County School District  5,300   Public Education  www.manatee.k12.fl.us
 2.  Beall's Inc.  1,671  Corporate headquarters  www.beallsinc.com
 3.  Manatee County Government  1,644  Government  www.mymanatee.org
 4.  Manatee Memorial Hospital  1,400  Hospital  www.manateememorial.com
 5.  Tropicana Products, Inc.  1,300  Orange juice and juice beverages  www.tropicana.com
 6.  Blake Medical Center  1,156  Hospital  www.blakemedicalcenter.com
 7.  Manatee County Sheriff's Dept  1,034  Law Enforcement  www.manateesheriff.com
 8.  Publix  839  Grocery store  www.publix.com
 9.  SCF Manatee  485  Post-Secondary Education  www.scf.edu
 10.  Hoveround Corp.  484  Power wheelchairs and scooters  www.hoveround.com
 11.  City of Bradenton  471  City Government  www.cityofbradenton.com
 12.  Pierce Manufacturing  441  Manufacturer - Emergency Equipment  www.piercemfg.com
 13.  IMG Academies  395  International sports training facility  www.imgacademies.com
 14.  SYSCO West Coast Florida, Inc.  370  Food Distribution  www.syscowcf.com
 15.  Manatee Glens  339  Mental health provider / crisis center  www.manateeglens.org
Source: Manatee Economic Development Council, April 2011
Manatee County Municipalities: City of Anna Maria, City of Bradenton, City of Bradenton Beach, City of Holmes Beach, Town of Longboat Key, City of Palmetto, Bayshore Gardens, Cortez, Ellenton, Memphis, Samoset, South Bradenton, West Bradenton, West Samoset, Whitfield




Sarasota County - Largest Employers

 #  Employer Name  Employees   Industry   Website 
 1.  School Board of Sarasota County  5,070  Public Education  www.sarasotacountyschools.net
 2.  Sarasota Memorial Health Care  3,024  Health Care  www.smh.com
 3.  Sarasota County  2,027  Municipality  www.scgov.net
 4.  Publix Supermakets, Inc.  1,519  Grocery Store  www.publix.com
 5.  Venice Regional Medical Center  871  Hospital  www.veniceregional.com
 6.  PGT Industries  724  Manufacturing - Windows & Doors  www.pgtindustries.com
 7.  FCCI Insurance Group  680  Insurance  www.fcci-group.com
 8.  City of Sarasota  619  Municipality  www.sarasotagov.com
 9.  Sun Hydraulics Corporation  590  Manufacturing - Hydraulic Cartridge Valves  www.sunhydraulics.com
 10.  City of North Port  530  Municipality  www.cityofnorthport.com
 11.  Comcast Cablevision  529  Cable Service Provider  www.comcast.com
 12.  Sunset Automotive Group  525  Automobile Retailer  www.sunsetautogroup.com
 13.  Goodwill Industries  503  Not-for-Profit Retailer  www.goodwill.org
 14.  Longboat Key Club & Resort  480  Hotel And Resort  www.longboatkeyclub.com
 15.  Doctors Hospital of Sarasota  471  Hospital  www.doctorsofsarasota.com
 16.  The Ritz-Carlton of Sarasota  444  Hotel And Resort  www.ritzcarlton.com
 17.  Protocol Global Solutions  440  Marketing Firm  www.protocolglobalsolutions.com
 18.  Tervis Tumbler  407  Manufacturer - Insulated Plastic Tumbler  www.tervis.com
 19.  Pines of Sarasota  331  Not-for-Profit Nursing & Assisted Living  www.pinesofsarasota.org
 20.  Englewood Community Hospital  319  Hospital  www.englewoodcommhospital.com
Source: Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, 2011
Sarasota County Municipalities: City of North Port, City of Sarasota, City of Venice, Town of Longboat Key, Bee Ridge, Desoto Lakes, Englewood, Fruitville, Gulf Gate Estates, Kensington Park, Lake Sarasota, Laurel, Nokomis, North Sarasota, Osprey, Plantation, Ridge Wood Heights, Sarasota Springs, Siesta Key, South Gate Ridge, South Sarasota, South Venice, Southgate, The Meadows, Vamo, Venice Gardens, Warm Mineral Springs





Charlotte County - Largest Employers

 #  Employer Name  Employees   Industry   Website 
 1.  Wal-Mart Stores Inc  1,525  Retail  www.walmart.com
 2.  Publix Super Markets Inc  1,405  Grocery Store  www.publix.com
 3.  Fawcett Memorial Hospital  865  Healthcare  www.fawcetthospital.com
 4.  Port Charlotte Hma LLC  750  Healthcare  www.hma.com
 5.  Punta Gorda HMA, Inc.  680  Healthcare  www.hma.com
 6.  Home Depot  500  Retail  www.homedepot.com
 7.  Winn-Dixie  424  Grocery Store  www.winndixie.com
 8.  School Board of Charlotte County  260  Education  www.yourcharlotteschools.net
 9.  Palm Chevrolet-Oldsmobile, Inc.  230  Car Dealership  www.palmchevy.com
 10.  Punta Gorda Associates  230  Healthcare  
 11.  Dillard's, Inc.  196  Retail  www.dillards.com
 12.  GMRI Inc  196  Accomodation & Food Services  
 13.  Sears, Roebuck & Co  188  Retail  www.sears.com
 14.  Smugglers Enterprises, Inc.  185  Accomodation & Food Services  www.smugglers.com
 15.  Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.  170  Arts, Entertainment & Recreation  www.yoursun.com
 16.  Sweetbay Supermarket  162  Grocery Store  www.sweetbaysupermarket.com
 17.  Trans Healthcare, Inc.  160  Healthcare  
 18.  Old Punta Gorda, Inc.  150  Management & Remediation Services  
 19.  Walgreen Co  149  Drugstore  www.walgreens.com
 20.  Lowe's Home Centers Inc  148  Retail  www.lowes.com
Source: Enterprise Florida, Inc. and Harris Selectory, 2010
Charlotte County Municipalities: Punta Gorda, Boca Grande, Cape Haze, Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Park, Cleveland, Deep Creek, Englewood, Grove City, Harbour Heights, Manasota Key, Murdock, Placida, Port Charlotte, Rotond, Solana





Lee County - Largest Employers

 #  Employer Name  Employees   Industry   Website 
 1.  Lee Memorial Health System  9,500  Non-profit hospital/healthcare system  www.leememorial.org
 2.  Lee County School District  9,270  Public schools  www.leeschools.net
 3.  Publix Super Markets  3,071  Grocery Store  www.publix.com
 4.  Lee County Administration  2,364  County government  www.lee-county.com
 5.  Wal-Mart  1,967  General merchandise--retail  www.walmart.com
 6.  Lee County Sheriff's Office  1,585  Public safety, sheriff  www.sheriffleefl.org
 7.  Lee County Public Safety  1,409  City Government  www.safelee.org
 8.  Chico's FAS, Inc.  1,388  Corporate headquarters / women's apparel  www.chicos.com
 9.  Target  1,100  General Merchandise-retail  www.target.com
 10.  Florida Gulf Coast University  993  State university  www.fgcuuniversity.com
 11.  Shell Point Retirement Community  900  Life care facility  www.shellpoint.org
 12.  City of Fort Myers  897  City Government  www.cityftmyers.com
 13.  Hope HealthCare Services  880  Healthcare  www.hopehospice.org
 14.  U.S. Postal Service  749  Postal Service  www.usps.com
 15.  Comcast  705  Telecommunications  www.comcast.com
 16.  21st Century Oncology, LLC  627  Headquarters - Healthcare  www.21stcenturyoncology.com
 17.  Lowe's  626  Building Materials  www.lowes.com
 18.  South Seas (LXR Luxury Resorts)  500  Resorts  www.luxuryresorts.com
 19.  CenturyLink  500  Communications,  www.centurylink.com
 20.  Bank of America  500  Banking / Financial  www.bankofamerica.com
Source: Fort Myers Regional Partnership, July 2011
Lee County Municipalities: City of Bonita Springs, City of Cape Coral, City of Fort Myers, Town of Fort Myers Beach, City of Sanibel, Alva Boca Grande, Bokeelia, Buckingham, Burnt Store Marina, Captiva, Charleston Park, Cypress Lake, East Dunbar, Estero, Fort Myers Shores, Gateway, Harlem Heights, Iona, Lehigh Acres, Lochmoor Waterway Estates, Matlacha (on Matlacha Island) Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores, McGregor, North Fort Myers, Olga, Page Park, Palmona Park, Pine Island Center, Pine Manor, Pineland (on Pine Island), Punta Rassa, San Carlos Park, South Fort Myers, St. James City, Suncoast Estates, Three Oaks, Tice, Villas, Whiskey Creek, Babcock Ranch,





Collier County - Largest Employers

 #  Employer Name  Employees   Industry   Website 
 1.  Collier County Public Schools  3,350  Public Education  www.collier.k12.fl.us
 2.  Collier County Government  2,161  City Government  www.colliergov.net
 3.  Publix Supermarkets  2,021  Grocery Store  www.publix.com
 4.  NCH Healthcare System  2,080  Health Care  www.nchmd.org
 5.  Employee Professionals  1,700  Staffing / Human Resorces  www.employeepro.com
 6.  Ritz-Carlton Hotel  1,150  Hospitality  www.ritzcarlton.com
 7.  Collier County Sheriff’s Office  1,000  Government  www.colliersheriff.org
 8.  Marriott  943  Hospitality  www.marriott.com
 9.  Winn-Dixie Supermarkets  918  Grocery Store  
 10.  Registry Resort  750  Hospitality  www.naplesgranderesort.com
 11.  League Club, Inc  625  Non-Profit Organixzation  www.theleagueclub.org
 12.  Symphony Rehabilitation Svcs.  607  Health Care  
 13.  Wal-Mart Stores  594  Retail  www.walmart.com
 14.  Classic Bentley Village, Inc.  550  Retirement Community  www.viliving.com/naples
 15.  City of Naples  480  City Government  www.naplesgov.com
Source: Collier County Economic, Demographic & Community Profile, September 2008





Monroe County - Largest Employers

 #  Employer Name  Employees   Industry   Website 
 1.  US Armed Services  2,882  Federal government  www.todaysmilitary.com
 2.  Monroe County Schools  1,316  Public Education  keysschools.schoolfusion.us
 3.  Ocean Reef Club  900  Private Membership Club  www.oceanreef.com
 4.  Monroe County Government  485  County Government  www.monroecounty.gov
 5.  Lower Keys Medical Center  429  Healthcare  www.lkmc.com
 6.  City of Key West  413  City Government  www.keywestcity.com
 7.  Casa Marina Resort/Beach Resort  300  Resorts  www.casamarinaresort.com
 8.  Historic Tours of America  288  Tourism  historictours.com
 9.  Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority  254  Municipal Services  www.fkaa.com
 10.  Florida Keys Community College  236  Educational Services  www.fkcc.edu/
 11.  Spottswood Properties  203  Resorts  www.spottswood.com
 12.  Fisherman's Hospital  189  Healthcare  www.fishermenshospital.com
 13.  First State Bank of the Keys  180  Banking / Financial Services  www.keysbank.com
 14.  Cheeca Lodge  178  Resorts  www.cheeca.com
 15.  Keys Energy Services  159  Utility / Energy  www.keysenergy.com
Source: Key West Chamber of Commerce, March 2010
Monroe County Municipalities: City of Key West, City of Marathon, City of Key Colony Beach, City of Layton, Village of Islamorada, Stock Island, Big Coppitt Key, Cudjoe Key, Big Pine Key, Duck Key, Tavernier, Key Largo, North Key Largo, Flamingo, Bay Point, Sugarloaf Shores,





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