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What is your cities largest employer? Is it a private company or is it have to do with the state, local or national goverment? Does this employer contribute to the city? Where are there headquarter? Are they smack dab in the middle of your downtown or in an area that resembles a suburb?

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In the Providence metro, CVS is number one, then Fleet Boston, then MetLife, Inc., then American Power Conversion. I wanna say that the actual largest employer in the area is actually the State of Rhode Island though, I'll have to find out for sure.

All except for FleetBoston are out in suburbs, though. GTECH, the 11th largest, is moving downtown, and most of the State offices are located in the city proper as well.

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My homes: (numbers are estimates off the top of my head)

Orlando - Walt Disney World (57,000 employees). Nowhere near downtown.

Miami - either U-Miami (~10,000 employees) or American Airlines (the largest public employer in the area is Miami-Dade schools). Neither has primary operations in downtown, but UM-Jackson Medical Campus is on the edge of dt.

Augusta - Savannah River Site (~13,000 employees). Nowhere near downtown. Not even in the same state. SRS is in Aiken Co, SC.

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According to the Chamber of Commerce:

Largest non-government employers:

Huntsville Hospital (downtown)-4,500

Boeing (West Huntsville)-3,000

Wal-Mart (throughout city)-2,300

Cinram (NE Huntsville)-2,200

Intergraph (Madison)-2,100

Largest employers overall for Huntsville:

Department of Defense/Redstone Arsenal- 15,000

Huntsville Hospital

Boeing

Huntsville City Schools-2,700

NASA (Marshall Space Flight Center)-2,700

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I don't know for sure, but I'm assuming that the Hartford metro's biggest employers are:

UTC (Pratt and Whitney, Sikorsky, Carrier, Hamilton Sundstrom, etc...)

Aetna

Northeast Utilities

the Hartford Insurance Group

not sure what number 5 would be, maybe United Healthcare, Stanley Tools, or Bank of America...

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not including the state and city employers, here is a partial list of the largest employers.

tinker air force base-26,000

dayton tire-7,800

general motors-3,400

dell computers ( as soon as the expansion is complete)

hertz worldwide reservation-3,100

sonic corporation-1,500

hobby lobby-2,000

faa areonatical center-5,600

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Grand Rapids Area:

Spectrum Health - 14,000 (in the midst of appx. $200 mil. expansion and 2000 more employees) - right downtown on "Healthcare Hill".

Meijer Superstores HQ - 9785 - City of Walker (suburb)

Steelcase Office Furniture HQ - 5400 - Southeast side of GR (basically suburb)

Spartan Stores HQ - 4400 - Southern Suburbs

We keep complaining in our forum about getting them downtown :P

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The largest employer in Freehold (overall) would be the Monmouth County Complex, which is comprised of the Hall of Records, Monmouth County Courthouse, Sheriff's Office, and Government Offices, which when all is said and done takes up about 4-5 square blocks of space in the center of downtown.

The largest "non-governmental" employer is the Centra-State Medical Center, the largest hospital in the area. It's located about 2 miles outside of downtown.

The largest "corporation" employer is Nestle, who operates the world's largest tea factory about 1 mile outside of downtown. Bank of America, Verizon, Asbury Park Press, and Gannet Media also have a large presence in Freehold.

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In Pittsburgh, I believe it is the University of Pittsburgh and/or the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers. They're sort of spread out around the city.

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I don't know for sure, but I'm assuming that the Hartford metro's biggest employers are:

UTC (Pratt and Whitney, Sikorsky, Carrier, Hamilton Sundstrom, etc...)

Aetna

Northeast Utilities

the Hartford Insurance Group

not sure what number 5 would be, maybe United Healthcare, Stanley Tools, or Bank of America...

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Source: Hartford Business Journal

Largest PRIVATE Employers with Hartford bases

United Technoligies Corp: 26,200 employees/ 209,700 nationwide

The Hartford Finacial Services Group Inc: 11,800 employees/ 28,300 nationwide

Aetna Inc: 7,686 employees/ 27,708 nationwide

St. Paul Travelers Inc: 5,800 employees/ 30,000 nationwide

Hartford Hospital: 5,619 employees

Bank of America: 5,100 employees/ 175,700 nationwide

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center: 2,898 employees

ING: 2,000 employees/ 115,000 nationwide

CT Largest Private Employers

United Technoligies Corp: 26,200 employees/ 209,700 nationwide

Stop and Shop (North Haven, CT): 14,715 CT Employees

Yale Univesity: 11,830 CT Employees

The Hartford Finacial Services Group Inc: 11,800 employees/ 28,300 nationwide

Foxwoods Resort Casino: 11,500 CT Employees

Mohegan Sun: 9,700 CT Employees

Wal-Mart: 9,064 CT Employees

SBC Communications (New Haven): 8,000 CT Employees

Aetna Inc: 7,686 employees/ 27,708 nationwide

General Electric (Fairfield): 7100 CT Employees

Pfizer Global Research and Development (New London): 6,500

St. Paul Travelers Inc: 5,800 employees/ 30,000 nationwide

Hartford Hospital: 5,619 employees CT Employees

Bank of America: 5,100 employees/ 175,700 nationwide

Cigna (Bloomfield): 4,557 CT Employees

Northeast Utlitlies (Berlin): 4,423 CT Employees

Athena Health Care (Southington): 3,725

ESPN (Bristol): 2,900 CT Employees

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center: 2,898 employees

Peoples Bank (Bridgeport): 2,675 CT Employees

Webster Financial (Waterbury): 2,629 CT Employees

Boehringer Ingelheilm Corp (Ridgefield): 2,000 CT Employees

ING: 2,000 employees/ 115,000 nationwide

United State Surgical (Noewalk): 1900 CT Employees

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (North Haven): 1746 CT Employees

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Lansing's largest employers-

(from Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce)

State of Michigan 11,043

Michigan State University 10,000

General Motors 6,300

Sparrow Health System 6,000

Lansing Community College 3,024

Lansing School District 3,000

Jackson National Life Insurance 2,512

Ingham Regional Medical Center 2,450

Meijer Warehousing 2,000

Auto Owners Insurance 1,400

Peckham, Inc. 1,400

City of Lansing 1,300

Ingham County 1,200

Wal-Mart Retailer 1,185

Dart Container Containers 1,000

US Postal Service Government 1,000

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In Tucson, it's my employer: the University of Arizona.

About 14,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff (including student workers) as of Fall '05.

Raytheon and the Air Force are second and third I believe.

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The largest employer in the city of Detroit is Detroit Public Schools, with 23,000 employees. The second largest employer is the city of Detroit, with 18,000 employees. In fact, there are only two private sector employers in the top ten: Daimler Chrysler AG's Chrysler Group (10,000 employees) and General Motors (6000 employees).

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Wow, I had no idea that GM's manufacturing base was that low in Detroit. Luckily, they have almost all of the white-collar GM jobs, but I still can't believe Lansing has a few more GM employees than Detroit.

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Virginia Beach's largest employer is a master jet Navy Base called Oceana which BRAC is threating to close due to encroachment.  :o

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Do you know what BRAC's decision was on the base? How many jobs both direct and indirect would be affected by a closing?

Up here in CT BRAC voted to keep the Groton/New London Sub Base open which saved 8500 direct jobs and according to the state if the base had closed 31,000 jobs could have been lost because the navy is big and one of the largest employers in southeastern CT and the largest in New London and Groton. Also next to the sub base is electric boat which said if the base closed they might have to go to and take more then 1500 jobs with them but fortunatly the base was taken off the list..this time at least

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Do you know what BRAC's decision was on the base? How many jobs both direct and indirect would be affected by a closing?

Up here in CT BRAC voted to keep the Groton/New London Sub Base open which saved 8500 direct jobs and according to the state if the base had closed 31,000 jobs could have been lost because the navy is big and one of the largest employers in southeastern CT and the largest in New London and Groton. Also next to the sub base is electric boat which said if the base closed they might have to go to and take more then 1500 jobs with them but fortunatly the base was taken off the list..this time at least

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BRAC's decision was to give the city until March 06 to buy out all property in the areas around the base but it will cost the city (can you say taxpayers?!!) over $300 million dollars. Honestly, I could never seen this happening. But the base may just be realigned meaning most of the jobs could be moved away but some positions may remain. The base provides 15,000 jobs to military and civilans and would leave a one billion dollar hole in the economy.

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Jacksonville, FL:

(Military)

Jacksonville Naval Air Station: 23,000 (westside)

Mayport Naval Station: 14,000 (beaches)

(Private)

Winn-Dixie: 7,238 (westside)

Blue Cross Blue Shield: 7,000 (downtown)

Publix: 6,615 (westside)

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For Minneapolis, larges employer is probably Target as their headquarters are located right downtown. They built their own building 4 years ago and have already ourgrown it. They are leasing space in 2 other buildings for now to accomodate all thei employees.

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Minneapolis' largest employers are:

Target - 32,000

The mayo foundation - 25,000

Allina Health Systems - 22,000

3M - 19,000

Fairview Health systems - 18,000

Notherwest Airlines - 18,000

Wells Fargo - 15000

That doesnt include any government jobs.

The minnesota state government has 56,000; the US government has 35,000; and the University of Minnesota has 31,000. This just minneapolis though There are alot of other large employers in the twin cities metro like Best Buy and State Farm ect.

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