Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in our first-ever ranking of America’s best employers by state. The ranking is divided into 51 lists, one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Here are the Top Employers in South Dakota:

  1. Avera
  2. South Dakota State University
  3. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  4. Hy-Vee
  5. Sanford Health
  6. Wells Fargo
  7. University of South Dakota
  8. Hilton

Here are the Top Employers in Minnesota:

  1. Mayo Clinic
  2. Delta Air Lines
  3. Kwik Trip
  4. Costco
  5. Medtronic
  6. Hennepin County
  7. University of Minnesota
  8. General Mills
  9. CenterPoint Energy

Here are the Top Employers in Iowa:

  1. University of Iowa
  2. Vermeer
  3. U of I Hospitals & Clinics
  4. General Mills
  5. Grinnell Mutual
  6. Deere & Company
  7. Principal Financial Group
  8. United Technologies
  9. City of Des Moines

You can see all the findings of all 50 states at