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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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New Messaging Tools Available to You February 14, 2024 greater freeport partnership You don’t have to be in marketing to understand that it is increasingly difficult to get your message out! Additional social and media channels, homogeneous algorithms, and the expense of advertising make reaching customers a challenging endeavor. The Partnership has recently upgraded our customer management software (CMS) and with it, the opportunities for our members to utilize tools within the […]
Diversity in Business February 8, 2024 diversity, greater freeport partnership Last week we had the first class of our 2024 BASE Camp program. The Business Academy for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs (BASE) Camp is an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn more about the important elements of business ownership to be successful. We had great instructors in Kim Ewoldson, executive director of the Sauk Valley Small […]
Celebrating Black History Month: Local Events in Freeport and Stephenson County February 5, 2024 Black History Month, Celebrating, Freeport, Stephenson County As we usher in the month of February, celebrating Black History Month takes center stage across the nation. In Freeport and Stephenson County, these events serve as a platform to commemorate and pay homage to the rich and diverse African American heritage in the community. From educational seminars and cultural exhibitions to artistic performances and community discussions, the local events […]
Manufacturing is Key to Stephenson County’s Economy January 31, 2024 Freeport, greater freeport partnership, Manufacturing, Stephenson County A key pillar in Illinois’ economic base is manufacturing. The manufacturing industry has a variety of subsectors with a very diverse employment base and is the state’s largest industry when ranked by contribution to GDP (gross domestic product). The total economic impact of manufacturing in Illinois is estimated to be between $580 and $611 billion annually. This figure reflects the […]