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Major Employers


Memphis is home to thousands of companies large and small, including multiple major corporations that have been bringing jobs and innovation to our city for decades. A rich tradition of entrepreneurship combined with Memphis’ business climate has helped many small companies grow to major global players, discovering along the way that Memphis is a place where talent and business growth can thrive.

CompanyIndustryCityStateEmployees
FedEx CorporationCorporate and Professional ServicesMemphisTN30,000
Shelby County SchoolsGovernmentMemphisTN15,000
Tennessee State GovernmentGovernmentMemphisTN15,000
United States GovernmentGovernmentMemphisTN13,000
Methodist Le Bonheur Health Care Health Care SystemMemphisTN13,000
City of MemphisGovernmentMemphisTN8,200
Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corp.Health Care SystemMemphisTN7,300
Naval Support Activity Mid-SouthGovernmentMillingtonTN6,500
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.RetailBartlettTN6,200
The Kroger Co.RetailMemphisTN6,200
Shelby County GovernmentGovernmentMemphisTN5,000
St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalHealth Care SystemMemphisTN4,700
DeSoto County School DistrictGovernmentHernandoMS4,300
University of Tennessee Health Science CenterCollege/UniversityMemphisTN3,500
TechnicolorTransportation and LogisticsMemphisTN3,500
Nike, Inc.Transportation and LogisticsMemphisTN3,200
University of MemphisCollege/UniversityMemphisTN2,800
Accredo Health Group Inc.ManufacturingMemphisTN2,800
Memphis Light, Gas & WaterUtilityMemphisTN2,700
First Horizon National Corp.Corporate and Professional ServicesMemphisTN2,600
Regional One HealthHealth Care SystemMemphisTN2,500
XPO Logistics Supply ChainTransportation and LogisticsMemphisTN2,500
International Paper Co.Corporate and Professional ServicesMemphisTN2,400
Veterans Affairs Medical CenterGovernmentMemphisTN2,400
St. Francis HealthcareHealth Care SystemMemphisTN2,400
Smith & Nephew, Inc.ManufacturingCordovaTN2,300
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. Corporate and Professional ServicesMemphisTN2,200
United Parcel Service Inc.Transportation and LogisticsMemphisTN2,100
AutoZone Inc.Corporate and Professional ServicesMemphisTN2,000
Deutsche Post DHLTransportation and LogisticsSouthavenMS2,000
Walgreen Co.RetailMemphisTN1,700
UTC-Carrier Corp.ManufacturingColliervilleTN1,600
Southwest Tennessee Community CollegeCollege/UniversityMemphisTN1,500
AT&T Inc.Corporate and Professional ServicesMemphisTN1,500
AmazonTransportation and LogisticsMemphisTN1,500
Caesars EntertainmentArts, Entertainment, and RecreationTunica ResortsMS1,400
Medtronic, Inc. ManufacturingMemphisTN1,400
Hilton WorldwideAccommodationMemphisTN1,200
MGM Resorts InternationalArts, Entertainment, and RecreationTunica ResortsMS1,200
Central Defense SecurityCorporate and Professional ServicesMemphisTN1,200
Cigna HealthCare of Tennessee Inc.Corporate and Professional ServicesMemphisTN1,200
The Home Depot, Inc.RetailMemphisTN1,200
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.Corporate and Professional ServicesMemphisTN1,100
ABB Electrification ProductsManufacturingMemphisTN1,100
Cambridge Franchise HoldingsCorporate and Professional ServicesBartlettTN1,000
Regions Financial Corp.Corporate and Professional ServicesMemphisTN1,000
Dollar Tree Stores/ Family Dollar StoresRetailOlive BranchMS1,000
Lowe’sRetailMemphisTN1,000
Target Corp.RetailColliervilleTN1,000
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.Transportation and LogisticsOlive BranchMS1,000

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