Largest Employers

We are absolutely confident this is the best place to invest our money. – Dr. Joachim Hasenmaier, global head of animal health for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. , addressing crowd at BIVI expansion and groundbreaking in St. Joseph


St. Joseph Employers: Diverse and Committed

large employers While St. Joseph’s largest single employer is the hospital system, our city has a diversified employment base which helps to maintain a healthy and growing economy. Major employers range from education to automotive battery production, aerial work platform manufacturing, and animal pharmaceutical research and production.

Numerous global leaders have operations in St. Joseph and continue to invest and expand, including Nestle Purina Petcare, The Hillshire Brands Co., Hillyard Companies and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

Declared a manufacturing “hotspot” by Industry Week magazine, St. Joseph has experienced substantial growth in the service sectors as well. Companies such as System Services & Technologies, USA 800, and American Family Insurance have also made large investments in our community.

Largest Employers Product / Service Employment
Mosaic Life Care Health Care 3,471
Triumph Foods Food Processing 2,767
St. Joseph School District Education 2,047
139th Airlift Wing, MO Air National Guard Government 1,494
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Animal Pharmaceuticals 1,191
Missouri Western State University Education 820
American Family Insurance Insurance 767
City of St. Joseph Government 740
Wal-Mart Retail 712
Johnson Controls Manufacturing 658


A privately-held manufacturing company also is a top employer, but doesn’t want its employment numbers publicized.
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