Minneapolis Fortune 500 companies are paving the way for a new tomorrow.

Here are some of the big companies here in greater Minneapolis region:

3M Co.

#101 in Fortune 500

3M is a global leader offering innovative products and solutions for medical, oral care, health information management, drug delivery and food safety.


#172 in Fortune 500

Medtronic is a global leader in medical technology, redefining how technology is used in the management of chronic disease changing the lives of more than 7 million patients worldwide each year.

Ecolab Inc.

#229 in Fortune 500

The company provides sanitation and pest control supplies, foodservice equipment repair and parts, food safety services and consulting to restaurants, hospitals, food and beverage plants, laundries, schools, retail and commercial properties.


Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, they help people thrive by applying their insights and nearly 150 years of experience. They have 142,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact ai fend improving the communities where we live and work.

St. Jude Medical Inc.

#457 in Fortune 500

At St. Jude Medical, physician-inspired engineering, landmark clinical trials and transformative medical technologies work collectively to advance the practice of medicine. They continue to increase their investment in research and development to bring innovative, evidence-based technologies to market.

UnitedHealth Group Inc.

#17 in Fortune 500

UnitedHealth Group is a leading health care company, serving more than 75 million people worldwide. Their family of companies touches nearly every aspect of health care.


Big ideas come out of Minneapolis. Here are a few we like to brag about.

  • 3M has been part of an amazing amount of innovations, from Littman brand stethoscopes and a CFC-free metered dose inhaler to the Post-it-Note and adhesives.
  • UnitedHealth Group's patented artificial intelligence system AdjudiPro®
  • Medtronic created the Medtronic defibrillator
  • Alumni and professors at the University of Minnesota account for nine Nobel Prize awards throughout history.
  • Medtronic created the first insulin pump which integrates continuous blood glucose monitoring, allowing patients to see in real time their glucose level.
  • Minnesota is the 10th best state for amount of LEED-Certified buildings in America. Target Field was awarded LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, only the second LEED-certified professional sports stadium in the United States.

More Information:
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

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