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Major manufacturers include Cayuga Milk Ingredients, Nucor Steel, Currier Plastics, Bo-Mer Plastics, Xylem, UPSCO, and MacKenzie Childs.  Despite their Onondaga County locations, Hill-Rom (formerly Welch Allyn) and Tessy Plastics are also major employers of Cayuga County residents.  Additionally, Cayuga County is a state leader in the production of dairy products, corn and soybeans.  Cayuga County and Auburn possess many nationally ranked green facilities with a progressive platform for additional initiatives underway.

Cayuga County’s overall 15 largest employers are:

Company City Employment Count
Auburn Community Hospital Auburn 1150
Department of Corrections Auburn 802
County of Cayuga Auburn 750
Auburn Enlarged City School District Auburn 623
Unity House of Cayuga County Auburn 400
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Auburn 400
Department of Corrections Moravia 384
Wegman’s Food Markets Inc Auburn 380
Cayuga Community College Auburn 360
Wal-Mart Stores Inc Auburn 350
Xylem Auburn 338
Nucor Steel Auburn Inc Auburn 267
Inns of Aurora Aurora 252
Community Computer / Medent Auburn 250
D&W Diesel Aurelius 242