In 2019, MidMichigan Health topped Dow Inc. as the largest employer in Midland County. Now, the health care provider remains the highest employer with 4,878 employees. 

MidMichigan Health was named Midland County’s “top employer” in the annual list released by the MBA this week.

The number of employees at MidMichigan Health in Midland has grown by 472 people in the last two years, as MBA reported it had 4,406 people employed in 2019.

The complete list of 20 companies, including the number of employees as of 2021, is as follows:

Midland County Top Employers

1. MidMichigan Health – 4,878

2. Dow – 4,003

3. Midland Public Schools – 1,039

4. Dupont – 697 

5. Corteva Agriscience – 664

6. Greater Midland – 564

7. TCF Bank/Huntington Bank- 535

8. Northwood University – 501

9. City of Midland – 467

10. Three Rivers Corporation – 396

11. Walmart – 327

12. Midland County – 324

13. Meijer – 303

14. Huhtamaki Plastics – 257

15. International Flavors & Fragrances – 250

16. Bierlein Companies – 236

17. Trinseo – 230

18. Fisher Companies – 200

19. Bullock Creek Schools – 195

20. Robinson Industries – 150

MBA’s President & CEO Tony Stamas said the alliance is grateful to see growth, industry adaptation and development throughout Midland County. 

“The past two years have presented unique challenges, and the MBA team continues to adapt as well, remaining nimble in our support of legacy industry, new endeavors and Midland’s latest innovators ensuring our businesses have the best opportunity to thrive,” Stamas said on Thursday in a press release. 

Midland County’s Administrator/Controller Bridgette Gransden said the list was encouraging to see. 

“We are encouraged to see that the Largest Employers for 2021 reflects a strong mix of businesses and industries across Midland County,” she said. “From grassroots, locally-owned and operated companies to Fortune 100 companies, our business community is diverse and growing.”

The MBA Foundation serves Midland County as its Economic Development organization (EDO) focused on attracting, growing and supporting businesses throughout our community. The MBA works closely with the County of Midland, City of Midland, City of Coleman, Village of Sanford and throughout the entire county in these initiatives. 

For MBA’s 2019 report, click here.