Major Employers

The Ocala MSA is home to nearly 354,000 people and over 14,000 businesses. Marion County’s central location and diversity of existing business are key factors in why companies choose to relocate here and continue to prosper here. The Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership is proud to showcase some of the companies that have chosen our community as the place they do business.

Top 10 Private Employers  

Florida Hospital Ocala
Employees: 2648
Product or Service: Healthcare
Office function: Regional Healthcare Facility

Wal-Mart (combined)
Employees: 2400
Product or Service: Retail Sales
Office function: Discount Chain Department Stores
Ocala Health 
Employees: 2,400 
Product or Service: Healthcare
Office function: Regional Healthcare System
Publix Supermarkets (combined)
Employees: 1488
Product or Service: Retail Sales
Office function: Supermarket Chain
Employees: 1000
Product or Service: Support Services
Office function: Call Center
Lockheed Martin
Employees: 1200
Product or Service: Manufacturing
Office function: Electronic assemblies for defense and aerospace
E-ONE, Inc
Employees: 915
Product or Service: Manufacturing
Office function: Rescue and fire equipment
Employees: 700
Product or Service: Customer Contact Center
Office function: Third party services

Cheney Brothers, Inc.
Employees: 650
Product or Service: Distribution
Office function: Frozen food distribution

Custom Window Systems
Employees: 650
Product or Service: Manufacturing
Office function: Windows


Primary Employers Directory

The CEP regularly publishes a directory of Primary Employers in the area. The latest edition of this Directory can be accessed here.


Education/Government/Public Service Employers

Marion County Public Schools
Employees: 6650
Product or Service: Education
State of Florida (All Depts.)
Employees: 2600
Product or Service: Government
Marion County Board of County Commissioners
Employees: 1368
Product or Service: Government
City of Ocala (All Depts.)
Employees: 989
Product or Service: Government
US Government
Employees: 700
Product or Service: Government
Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Employees: 750
Product or Service: Government
College of Central Florida
Employees: 450
Product or Service: Education