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Top 100 Employers

Southwest Florida
2019
Rank Company Name Employment
1 Lee Health** 13,595
2 Lee County School District 12,936
3 Lee County Local Government* 9,038
4 Publix Super Market 8,728
5 NCH Healthcare System** 7,017
6 Walmart 6,516
7 Collier County School District 5,604
8 Collier County Local Government* 5,119
9 Florida Gulf Coast University 3,430
10 Bayfront Health 3,060
11 Charlotte County School District 2,553
12 Arthrex, Inc.** 2,500
13 Charlotte County Local Government* 2,464
14 McDonald’s 2,447
15 City of Cape Coral 2,253
16 US Sugar 2,100
17 Home Depot 2,040
18 Winn-Dixie 1,994
19 Hope Hospice 1,768
20 Ritz Carlton-Naples 1,450
21 Florida SouthWestern State College** 1,441
22 Gartner, Inc.** 1,200
23 Walgreens 1,191
24 City of Naples 1,169
25 Target 1,150
26 Chico’s Fas Inc.** 1,147
27 Lowe’s Home Improvement 1,135
28 Hertz** 1,110
29 Shell Point Retirement Community 1,100
30 Radiology Regional Center 1,031
31 City of Fort Myers 988
32 Physicians Regional 950
33 Hendry County School District 923
34 News-Press/Naples Daily News** 840
35 Seminole Casino 800
36 J W Marriott-Marco Island 770
37 Naples Grande Beach Resort 750
38 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 732
39 Sam’s Club 725
40 Olive Garden Italian Kitchen 715
41 Hendry County Local Government* 699
42 Downing Frye Realty 697
43 WCI Communities Inc 689
44 Burger King 682
45 Marriott-Sanibel Harbour Resort 650
46 RE/MAX Realty 635
47 Outback Steakhouse 633
48 Vi at Bentley Village 615
49 JC Penney 610
50 Costco Wholesale 600
51 John R Wood Properties 600
52 Wendy’s 589
53 Beall’s 588
54 Dillard’s 575
53 Culver’s 560
56 Hyatt Regency-Coconut Point 560
57 Germain Cars 554
58 Carrabba’s Italian Grill 550
59 Raymond Building Supply 534
60 Florida Cancer Specialists 520
61 Cracker Barrel Old Country Str 505
62 Gulf Bay Group Of Companies 500
63 Agmart Produce Inc 500
64 South Seas Sanibel & Captiva 500
65 Chili’s Grill & Bar 494
66 Farm-Op Inc. 480
67 Best Buy 470
68 Taco Bell 464
69 Bonita Bay Club 450
70 Quick Lane 450
71 UPS 435
72 Progressive Waste Solutions 421
73 Palm Automall 415
74 Pizza Hut 408
75 Gettel Automotive 406
76 Galloway Family Of Dealerships 400
77 Salus Care 400
78 LYNX Services LLC 400
79 Harbour Health Center 400
80 Century 21 399
81 West Bay Club 390
82 Lee County Electric Cooperative 386
83 Chick-Fil-A 386
84 Applebee’s 384
85 Kohl’s 381
86 Coldwell Banker 381
87 City of Punta Gorda 379
88 Nordstrom 378
89 Sun Stream Hotels & Resorts 350
90 G4s Secure Solutions USA 350
91 J & J Ag Products Inc 350
92 D & K Harvesting Inc 350
93 Naples Beach Hotel 350
94 Pinchers 343
95 Gasparilla Inn & Club 326
96 Suntrust Bank 325
97 Red Lobster 325
98 Naples Lakes Country Club 320
99 Texas Roadhouse 319
100 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 312

 
Data compiled and edited by the Regional Economic Research Institute. All data is current as of 2019, unless noted otherwise.
* Data as recent as 2018 Q3.
** Data as recent as of 2017.
 

Charlotte County
2019
Rank Company Name Employment
1 Bayfront Health 3,060
2 Charlotte County School District 2,553
3 Charlotte County Local Government* 2,464
4 Walmart 1,395
5 Publix Super Market 1,021
6 Home Depot 600
7 Palm Automall 415
8 Winn-Dixie 414
9 Gettel Automotive 406
10 McDonald’s 404
11 Harbour Health Center 400
12 City of Punta Gorda 379
13 Charlotte Sun 300
14 Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor 230
15 Life Care Center Of Punta Gorda 205
16 Signature Healthcare 202
17 Port Charlotte Rehabilitation 172
18 UPS 170
19 Palm Island Resort 157
20 Village Place Health & Rehabilitation Center 150
21 Port Charlotte Volkswagen 150
22 Beall’s 146
23 Sam’s Club 145
24 Walgreens 136
25 Dillard’s 135

 
Data compiled and edited by the Regional Economic Research Institute. All data is current as of 2019, unless noted otherwise.
* Data as recent as 2018 Q3.
** Data as recent as of 2017.
 

Collier County
2019
Rank Company Name Employment
1 NCH Healthcare System** 7,017
2 Collier County School District 5,604
3 Collier County Local Government* 5,119
4 Publix Super Market 3,083
5 Arthrex, Inc.** 2,500
6 Walmart 1,480
7 Ritz Carlton-Naples 1,450
8 City of Naples 1,169
9 Physicians Regional 950
10 Seminole Casino 800
11 J W Marriott-Marco Island 770
12 Naples Grande Beach Resort 750
13 Germain Cars 554
14 Downing Frye Realty 550
15 Gulf Bay Group Of Companies 500
16 Bentley Village A Classic 500
17 Agmart Produce Inc 500
18 Home Depot 480
19 John R Wood Properties 470
20 McDonald’s 441
21 Walgreens 373
22 Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club 350
23 Naples Lakes Country Club 320
24 Nordstrom 313
25 Lowe’s Home Improvement 310

 
Data compiled and edited by the Regional Economic Research Institute. All data is current as of 2019, unless noted otherwise.
* Data as recent as 2018 Q3.
** Data as recent as of 2017.
 

Lee County
2019
Rank Company Name Employment
1 Lee Health** 13,595
2 Lee County School District 12,936
3 Lee County Local Government* 9,038
4 Publix Super Market 4,624
5 Florida Gulf Coast University 3,430
6 Walmart 3,067
7 City of Cape Coral 2,253
8 Hope Hospice 1,630
9 McDonald’s 1,482
10 Florida SouthWestern State College** 1,441
11 Gartner, Inc.** 1,200
12 Chico’s Fas Inc.** 1,147
13 Hertz** 1,110
14 Shell Point Retirement Community 1,100
15 Radiology Regional Center 1,031
16 Winn-Dixie 995
17 City of Fort Myers 988
18 Home Depot 960
19 Target 755
20 Lowe’s Home Improvement 725
21 WCI Communities Inc 689
22 Walgreens 661
23 Marriott-Sanibel Harbour Resort 650
24 Hyatt Regency-Coconut Point 560
25 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 503

 
Data compiled and edited by the Regional Economic Research Institute. All data is current as of 2019, unless noted otherwise.
* Data as recent as 2018 Q3.
** Data as recent as of 2017.