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Major Employers

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Major Employers

Freeport and Stephenson County employ skilled individuals in diverse businesses such as healthcare, manufacturing and value-added agriculture.

EmployerIndustry# of Employees
FHNHealthcare provider1087
The Helm GroupConstruction, plumbing, heating & service1000
Freeport School District #145Pre-K to 12 public school719
Berner Food & BeveragePrivate label food manufacturing705
HoneywellSwitches & sensors500
Farmers InsuranceInsurance413
WalmartRetail380
Titan Tire Corporation of FreeportAuto, farm & industrial Trres370
Newell Rubbermaid Co.Freeport office260
Stewart & AssociatesBusiness services257
Stephenson CountyGovernment242
Snak KingSnack food packaging241
DanfossManufacturing hydrostatic transmissions204
Anchor HarveyForging & alloys177
City of FreeportMunicipality173
Provena/St. Joseph CampusHealthcare - nursing home160
Highland Community CollegeTwo-year junior college146
MenardsRetail145
BroadstepSocial service agency145
In Grown FarmsMedical and adult use cannabis cultivation141
Tri Star MetalsManufacturing141
Stephenson Service Co.Agricultural131
The Morse GroupElectrical contractor130
Piedmont Hardware BrandsWarehouse123
YMCANot-for-profit organization120
Fischer Inc.Ready mix stone & excavation115
Liberty VillageHealthcare - nursing home110
Sentry InsuranceInsurance110
Pearl PavillionHealthcare & rehabilitation105
Parkview HomeRetirement community105
Seaga ManufacturingVending merchandiser105
HB Plastic, Inc.Plastic molding100
Savencia CheeseFood manufacturing99
Pearl City ElevatorAgricultural96
Pearl Valley FarmsAgricultural95
Nuestro QuesoFood manufacturing92
Loescher HVACHVAC & plumbing85
Cub FoodsRetail83
Farm & FleetRetail81
Malcom Eaton EnterprisesSocial service vocational center71
Walnut AcresHealthcare - nursing home65
SSM HealthHealthcare64
Modern Plating CorporationMetal finishing63
SPG InternationalMaterial & storage products61
ABM JanitorialCleaning service60

Key Industries

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Healthcare

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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Private Label Food Manufacturing

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