The largest employers in McMinn County are focused on manufacturing, specifically in the automotive supply chain and iron component casting. Healthcare, agriculture and the education system round out the largest employers in the area.

January 2022 McMinn County Top 10 Employers

DENSO (DMAT- Athens)  1589
McMinn Co. Schools 746
Starr Regional Medical Center 704
Waupaca Foundry 683
Resolute Forest Products 545
Adient 520
E & E Manufacturing 392
Mayfield Dairy Farms (Dairy Farmers of America) 365
ABB 336
Johns Manville 302