Missoula’s robust and diverse economy is the sum of a wide range of businesses, from one-person mobile entrepreneurs to large, publicly traded companies. The list of our community’s largest private employers reflects the diversity of our economy, with companies ranging from grocery chains to regional transportation companies to hospitals.

In addition, Missoula County serves as a regional hub of public sector employment, thanks in large part to the presence of The University of Montana and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northern Region Forest Service Headquarters — both of which engage extensively with private sector businesses in the region.

Top 20 Private Employers in Missoula County, Q2 2011

(State of Montana, Department of Labor and Industry. Employers listed alphabetically.)

Albertsons 250–499 employees
Allegiance Benefits 100–249 employees
Community Medical Center  + 1,000 employees
Costco  100–249 employees
DirecTV Customer Service  500–999 employees
Express Employment Professionals  500–999 employees
Good Food Store  100–249 employees
Jim Palmer Trucking  100–249 employees
Missoula Developmental Service  100–249 employees
North West Home Care Inc.  100–249 employees
Opportunity Resources Inc.  250–499 employees
Progressive Personal Care  100–249 employees
Providence St. Patrick Hospital  + 1,000 employees
Safeway  100–249 employees
Town Pump  100–249 employees
Village Health Care Center  250–499 employees
Wal-Mart  500–999 employees
Western Montana Clinic  250–499 employees
Western Montana Mental Health Center  250–499 employees
Missoula Family YMCA  100–249 employees






















Top 10 Public Employers in Missoula County, Q2 2012

(State of Montana, Department of Labor and Industry. Employers listed alphabetically.)

City of Missoula 500–999 employees
County of Missoula  500–999 employees
Department of Natural Resources & Conservation 100–249 employees
Frenchtown Public Schools  100–249 employees
Hellgate Elementary School District #4 100–249 employees
Missoula County Public Schools  + 1,000 employees
State of Montana Dept. of Transportation 100–249 employees
University of Montana + 1,000 employees
U.S. Department of Agriculture 500–999 employees
U.S. Postal Service 100–249 employees


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