An array of industries prosper in Fargo Moorhead, including business representing technology, manufacturing, financial services, back office operations, healthcare and education.

Some of our largest employers include divisional, regional, national and global headquarters & facilities for Microsoft Business Solutions, Bobcat Co., John Deere Electronic Solutions, Border States Electric Supply, RDO Equipment Co., Tech Mahindra, Titan Machinery, Nokia HERE and American Crystal Sugar.

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All Industries

Company Product/Service
Sanford Fargo Medical Center Healthcare Services
North Dakota State University Education
Essentia Health Hospitals
Fargo Public School District Education
Noridian Heathcare Solutions Insurance
CNH Industrial America, LLC Agriculture Equipment
West Fargo Public School Education
U.S. Bank Financial Institutions
Veterans Affairs Hospitals
Moorhead Area Public Schools Education
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Insurance
Microsoft Computer Software
City of Fargo Government
Concordia College Education
John Deere Electronic Solutions Manufacturers
Minnesota State University Moorhead Education

For a larger listing of Fargo Moorhead Major Businesses, visit The Chamber Fargo Moorhead and West Fargo

Note: Employment numbers are typically reported by companies in January of each year through an employment survey. While the tables do not supply specific employment data, the order of the major employer listings are primarily from largest to smallest in each category.  Aggregate industry data below relates to the primary sector companies that responded to the most recent survey.  The companies surveyed under each industry are not an exhaustive of every local company in that particular industry but generally includes the companies who may be considered “primary sector”, which takes into consideration the geographic reach of their revenue base.

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Manufacturing and Value Added Ag

Total reported 12/31/2014 Manufacturing and Value Added Ag full-time employment:  8,249
Change from 12/31/2013:  1,064 or 15%
Projected 2015 full-time employment growth: 371 or 4%
Total companies reporting:  80 (70% response rate)

Company Product/Service
Case New Holland Farm & Construction Equipment
Integrity Windows and Doors Windows
Trail King Industries, Inc. Farm & Construction Equipment
John Deere Electronic Solutions Electronic Systems
American Crystal Sugar Company Agricultural Processing
Tecton Products, LLC Composites
Cardinal IG Company Windows
Weisgram Metal Fab Inc. Metal Fabrication
Caterpillar Reman Drivetrain Remanufacturing
True North Steel Steel
Crary Industries Power Equipment
Red River Commodities Agricultural Processing
GPK Products, Inc. Pipe and Plastic Fittings
Pan-O-Gold Baking Co. Bread and Bakery Manufactuing
Pactiv Corrugated/Solid Fiber Boxes Manufacturing
Solid Comfort, Inc. Furniture/Fixtures

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Distribution

Total reported 12/31/2014 Distribution full-time employment:  805
Change from 12/31/2013:  21 or 3%
Projected 2015 full-time employment growth: 39 or 5%
Total companies reporting:  12 (92% response rate)

Company Product/Service
Swanson Health Products Health Products
Border States Electric Supply Electrical, Industrial, Utility, and Data Communication Supplies
Sysco Food
SuperValu Grocery
Pactiv Food Packaging
Thrifty White Drug Pharmaceuticals
Maintenance Engineering Lighting Products
McNeilus Steel Steel

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Back Office

Total reported 12/31/2014 Back Office full-time employment:  4,234
Change from 12/31/2013:  711 or 20%
Projected 2015 full-time employment growth: 102 or 2%
Total companies reporting:  14 (78% response rate)

Company Product/Service
U.S. Bank Service Center Customer Service
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Health Care
Noridian Administrative Services Medicare/Medicaid Claims
Restaurant Technology Services Customer Service
Bank of the West Customer Service
Wells Fargo Banker Connection Banker Support
Serco Customer Service
Pepsi Connect Customer Service
Cargill Global Business Services Financial Service
Discovery Benefits Customer Service

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Technology

Total reported 12/31/2014 Technology full-time employment:  3,192
Change from 12/31/2013:  247 or  8%
Projected 2015 full-time employment growth: 191 or 6%
Total companies reporting:  33 (63% response rate)

While Fargo Moorhead has a significant sector of companies with technology as their core business, there are several thousand IT positions in the metro as IT is woven into many local companies regardless of their core industry and their size.  Larger employers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield ND, Bell State Bank & Trust, Bobcat, Border States Electric, Eide Bailly LLP, Noridian Healthcare Solutions, RDO Equipment, and Sanford Health have sizable technology departments.  Technology positions are also important and numerous for other area companies like DogIDs, Office Sign Company, Realtruck.com, and the school & university systems.  2014 Job Service ND data states estimated computer and mathematical positions of approximately 3,700 in the Fargo Moorhead MSA.

Company Product/Service
Microsoft Software Development
John Deere Electronic Solutions Electronics Systems
Corelink Administrative Solutions Healthcare Software & Systems
Nokia HERE Digital Map Production
Tech Mahindra Americas IT Development and Support
Appareo Systems Electronics & Software Development
Evolution1 Healthcare Payment Solutions
Sundog Integrated Marketing
Intelligent InSites Software & Systems Development
Pedigree Technologies Software Development
Daktech Computer Manufacturing
Myriad Mobile Mobile Application Development
 FBS Data Systems Digital Map Development
 Packet Digital Electronics & Embedded Systems
 Aerobotic Innovations UAS Software Development
 Botlink UAS Hardware & Software

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Life and Physical Sciences

Total reported 12/31/2014 Life and Physical Sciences full-time employment:  384
Change from 12/31/2013:  107 or 39%
Projected 2015 full-time employment growth:  35 or 9%
Total companies reporting:  10 (63% response rate)

Company Product/Service
Weather Modification  Cloud Seeding Services
DMS Health Group Medical Imaging Equipment
CSM Clinical Trials Services & Supplies
Aldevron Plasmid DNA Manufacturing
Precision Diagnostic Services/Seredor Sleep Disorders
Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services Clinical Trials and Research
Lillestol Research Clinical Trials and Research

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Corporate Headquarters

Total reported 12/31/2014 Corporate Headquarters full-time employment:  1,318
Change from 12/31/2013:  -273 or -17%
Projected 2015 full-time employment growth: 35 or 3%
Total companies reporting:  14 (78% response rate)

Company Product/Service
John Deere Electronic Solutions Electronics Systems
Noridian Administrative Services Medicare/Medicaid Claims
American Crystal Sugar Value-Added Agriculture
Bell State Bank & Trust Banking
Border States Electric Supply Electrical, Industrial, Utility, and Data Communication Supplies
RDO Equipment Co. Farm Equipment
Bobcat Americas Construction Equipment
Butler Machinery Farm & Construction Equipment
Scheels Sporting Goods
Vanity Apparel

Note: Employment numbers are typically reported by companies in January of each year. While the above tables do not supply employment data, the order of the major employer listing is primarily from largest to smallest in each category.