The Ocala/Marion County area has a diverse and robust economy.

The proportion of the labor force employed in manufacturing is almost double the average of the State of Florida. A strong and growing service sector is in place to meet the needs of businesses and individuals. The local labor force has grown an estimated 9.8% since 1990. According to the Ocala/Marion County Economic Development Council, the 20 largest employers are:

Company Industry Group Number of Employees
Marion County Government Public Sector 5,005
Marion County School Board Public Sector 4,585
State of Florida Public Sector 2,100
Munroe Regional Medical Center Service 1,800
Emergency One, Inc. Manufacturing 1,600
K Mart Corporation Wholesale Trade 1,400
Columbia Ocala Regional Medical Center Service 1,050
City of Ocala Public Sector 1,035
Lockheed Martin Manufacturing 831
Clairson International Corporation Manufacturing 750
Mark III Industries, Inc. Manufacturing 750
Sprint Transportation, Utilities, Communications 600
U. S. Government Public Sector 588
Dayco Products, Inc Manufacturing 480
Florida Power Corporation Transportation, Utilities, Communications 400
Ogden Entertainment of Florida Service 400
Skyline Corporation Manufacturing 395
Flair Corporation Manufacturing 350
SunTrust Bank, North Central FL Finance, Insurance, Real Estate 343
Central Florida Community College Service 324


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