Nearly 290,000 people live in the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), according to the City of St. Cloud.

Many companies call the St. Cloud MSA home. Here are the top 20 biggest employers:

St Cloud Hospital/CentraCare Health6,334
State of Minnesota*1,930
St. Cloud VA Health Care System1,915
St. Cloud Area School District #7421,852
Coborn's, Inc.1,384
Pilgrim's-formerly GNP Company1,250
Stearns County955
College St. Benedict/St. John's University935
Electrolux North America,Inc.825
New Flyer of America763
Knife River Corporation - North Central700
Capital One 360695
Bernick's680
Sherburne County678
Sauk Rapids-Rice School District #47649
City of St. Cloud608
Coldspring606
Alltran597
Sartell-St.Stephen School District #748500
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services490

*Includes St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, St. Cloud Correctional Facility & MnDOT.

The St. Cloud Area Chamber notes that St. Cloud has earned various recognitions as a great place to work, including being listed among the “Top 10 Mid-sized Cities in the Nation for Small Businesses” by Entrepreneur magazine and 2010 Top 200 list of “Best Small Cities for Business and Careers" by Forbes.

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