The Madison Region’s largest employers demonstrate the diversity of our economy, recognized by Emsi and Livability in 2018 as the most industrially diverse MSA in the nation. They reflect our target sector strengths in healthcare, bioscience, agriculture, advanced manufacturing, and information communications technology, as well as public employment in government and education. The concentration of key Wisconsin industries with strong footholds in the Madison Region offers unique opportunities for cross-sector collaboration.
Leading national brands call the Madison Region home, including Epic Systems, American Family Insurance, American Girl, Sub-Zero, Trek Bicycle, Lands’ End, Shopbop, Colony Brands, and John Deere.
Entrepreneurs launch successful start-ups from the Madison Region in everything from food processing to healthcare IT.
Check out our top employers and read our showcase of success stories to learn more about the companies that start here and thrive here.
Divine Savior Healthcare, Inc. | Portage | 500-999
Associated Milk Producers, Inc. | Portage | 250-499
Penda Corporation | Portage | 250-499
Robbins Manufacturing, Inc. | Fall River | 250-499
Saint Gobain Corporation| Portage | 250-499
University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison | 15,000+
UW Health | Madison | 15,000+
State of Wisconsin | Madison | 5,000-9,999
Epic Systems Corp | Verona | 5,000-9,999
American Family Insurance | Madison | 1,000-4,999
John Deere & Co | Horicon | 1,000-4,999
Mayville Engineering | Mayville | 1,000-4,999
Metalcraft of Mayville | Mayville | 500-999
Mittera | Beaver Dam | 500-999
Watertown Regional Medical Center | Watertown | 500-999
Colony Brands, Inc. | Monroe | 1,000-4,999
Monroe Clinic | Monroe | 500-999
Kuhn North America, Inc. | Brodhead | 250-499
LSI/Jack Links Beef Jerky | New Glarus | 250-499
Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. | Monroe | 250-499
Lands’ End | Dodgeville | 1,000-4,999
Cummins Emissions Solutions, Inc. | Mineral Point | 250-499
Upland Hills Health | Dodgeville | 250-499
American Players Theatre | Spring Green | 100-249
House on the Rock | Spring Green | 100-249
Generac Power Systems, Inc. | Whitewater | 500-999
Nasco International | Fort Atkinson | 500-999
Trek Bicycle Corp | Waterloo | 500-999
Spacesaver Corp | Fort Atkinson | 250-499
Standard Process | Palmyra | 250-499
Mercy Health System | Janesville | 5,000-9,999
Kerry Inc. | Beloit | 500-999
Prent Corporation | Janesville | 500-999
Le Mans Corp/Parts Unlimited | Janesville | 500-999
SSI Technologies | Beloit | 250-499
Ho-Chunk Gaming – Wisconsin Dells | Baraboo | 1,000-4,999
Wilderness Resort | Wisconsin Dells | 1,000-4,999
Grede | Reedsburg | 500-999
RR Donnelley | Baraboo | 500-999
American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. | Baraboo | 500-999
Source: Wisconsin’s WORKnet, EMSI, ReferenceUSA.
Note: Numbers next to company names refer to employment ranges. Additional top employers include school districts, retail and healthcare establishments.