Industries

Employment by Sector
Industry Sector Number of Establishments Employment
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing 49 789
Natural Resources and Mining 5 37
Construction 268 1,518
Manufacturing 115 8,678
Wholesale 107 1,781
Retail 865 12,097
Transportation, Communications, Utilities 190 3,614+/-
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate 184 1,299
Business and Professional Services 441 2,820+/-
Education and Health Care Services 444 6,162
Total All Industry Sectors (except Government & Non-profit) (1) 2,921 40,447*
Source: US Census Bureau, County Business Patterns 2009 (www.census.gov/econ/cbp/) (September 2011)
(1) Includes non-classified and other establishments (* Total will not add, (+/-) denotes that some employers reported a range of employees)

  

Top Private Sector Companies
Company Product / Service Employment
Mercy Medical Center Merced General medical and surgical hospital 1,100
Quad Graphics Merced Off set printing 611
Fuentes Farms AG Inc. Labor contractors (farm) 500
Costco 142 Warehouse club store 300
Product Development Corp Telemarketing services 250
Save Mart Supermarkets Supermarket, grocery chain 250
Raleys Supermarket 309 Supermarket, grocery chain 245
Home Depot Home improvement center 200
Top 10 Public Sector Companies/Agencies/Organizations
University of California Merced 4 Year University 1,450
Merced College Community college 730
Merced County Human Services Agency Public welfare administration 500
County of Merced Government executive offices 361
Merced North Campus Public elementary and secondary school 300
City of Merced Government executive offices 434
Merced County Marshals Office Sheriff's office 200
Merced County Office of Education Public elementary and seconadary school 175
Golden Valley High School Public elementary and seconadary school 168
Cruickshank Middle School Public elementary school 167
John Muir Elementary School Public elementary school 167
Source: Dun & Bradstreet, ZapData (www.zapdata.com) September 2011 data (September 2011)