Largest Employers

October 7, 2013 

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Marine Sgt. Sam Munoz checks systems on a helicopter at Robins Air Force Base in July.

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With more than 21,000 employees, an annual federal payroll of $1.41 billion and the value of indirect job creation, Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins is clearly the economic engine driving Middle Georgia.

But among the top midstate employers is a diverse mix that includes school systems and universities, city and county governments, health care systems, distribution centers, aerospace industries and companies that make buses, zippers and snacks.

-- Linda Morris

Midstate’s 25 largest employers

1. Robins Air Force Base 21,377

2. The Medical Center of Central Georgia 6,200

3. GEICO 5,000

4. Houston County Board of Education 4,564

5. Bibb County Board of Education 3,700

6. Houston Healthcare 2,100

7. Blue Bird Corp. 1,500

8. Perdue Farms 1,995

9. Coliseum Health System 1,400

10. Frito-Lay 1,340

11. City of Macon 1,142

12. Mercer University 900

13. Fort Valley State University 807

14. Bibb County 780

15. Wal-Mart Super Stores 740

16. YKK (USA) 750

17. Houston County Government 650

18. Academy Sports + Outdoors distribution center 640*

19. United States Postal Service 600

20. City of Warner Robins 562

21. Georgia Farm Bureau 525

22. Graphic Packaging Corp. 520

23. The Boeing Co. 500

24. IKON Office Solutions 500

25. First Quality 486

Sources: Macon Economic Development Commission, Houston County Development Authority, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Fort Valley State University, Blue Bird Corp.

* Last year’s number; unable to get current number

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