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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 Moorings Park 888
35 News-Press/Naples Daily News** 840
36 Seminole Casino 800
37 J W Marriott-Marco Island 770
38 Naples Grande Beach Resort 750
39 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 732
40 Sam’s Club 725
41 Olive Garden Italian Kitchen 715
42 Hendry County Local Government* 699
43 Downing Frye Realty 697
44 WCI Communities Inc 689
45 Burger King 682
46 Marriott-Sanibel Harbour Resort 650
47 RE/MAX Realty 635
48 Outback Steakhouse 633
49 Vi at Bentley Village 615
50 JC Penney 610
51 Costco Wholesale 600
52 John R Wood Properties 600
53 Wendy’s 589
54 Beall’s 588
55 Dillard’s 575
56 Culver’s 560
57 Hyatt Regency-Coconut Point 560
58 Germain Cars 554
59 Carrabba’s Italian Grill 550
60 Raymond Building Supply 534
61 Florida Cancer Specialists 520
62 Cracker Barrel Old Country Str 505
63 Gulf Bay Group Of Companies 500
64 Agmart Produce Inc 500
65 South Seas Sanibel & Captiva 500
66 Chili’s Grill & Bar 494
67 Farm-Op Inc. 480
68 Best Buy 470
69 Taco Bell 464
70 Bonita Bay Club 450
71 Quick Lane 450
72 UPS 435
73 Progressive Waste Solutions 421
74 Palm Automall 415
75 Pizza Hut 408
76 Gettel Automotive 406
77 Galloway Family Of Dealerships 400
78 Salus Care 400
79 LYNX Services LLC 400
80 Harbour Health Center 400
81 Century 21 399
82 West Bay Club 390
83 Lee County Electric Cooperative 386
84 Chick-Fil-A 386
85 Applebee’s 384
86 Kohl’s 381
87 Coldwell Banker 381
88 City of Punta Gorda 379
89 Nordstrom 378
90 Sun Stream Hotels & Resorts 350
91 G4s Secure Solutions USA 350
92 J & J Ag Products Inc 350
93 D & K Harvesting Inc 350
94 Naples Beach Hotel 350
95 Pinchers 343
96 Gasparilla Inn & Club 326
97 Suntrust Bank 325
98 Red Lobster 325
99 Naples Lakes Country Club 320
100 Texas Roadhouse 319

 
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 Mooring Park 888
11 Seminole Casino 800
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.