Volusia County's business community is thriving and has birthed some of the most recognized brands in sports, watercraft, personal care, medical equipment and insurance. Entrepreneurs and growing companies continue to invest locally because of the outstanding quality of life, competitive costs, growing market opportunity and capable workforce.

Private Employer Establishments by Super Sector

The chart shows the 2022 Volusia County Private employer establishments by Super Sector. The sector with the largest number of establishments was Professional and Business Services at 3,600. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities had 2,992. Construction 2,063. Education and Health Services 1,929. Financial Activities 1,672. Leisure and Hospitality 1,619. Other Services 1,282. Manufacturing 513. Unclassified 386. Information 214. Natural Resources and Mining had the lowest number of establishments at 118.

Establishments by Number of Employees

Piet chart showing breakdown of private employers by number of employees

Top Private Sector Employers

Rank Employer Sector Employees
1 AdventHealth Systems Health Care 7,794
2 Halifax Hospital System Health Care 4,312
3 Publix Supermarkets, Inc. Retail Trade 4,069
4 Walmart Associates, Inc. Retail Trade 3,586
5 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Education 1,973
6 Stetson University Education 1,590
7 Amazon Logistics 1,300
8 Florida Healthcare Plans Healthcare 1,297
9 Brunswick Corporation (Boston Whaler) Manufacturing 1,097
10 Brown & Brown Retail Trade 841

Source: Direct company contact. Figures as of 9/30/23 

Top Public Sector Employers

Rank Employer Sector Employees
1 Volusia County Schools Education 8,197
2 State of Florida Public Administration 2,628
3 County of Volusia Public Administration 2,464
4 Daytona State College Education 1,424
5 City of Daytona Beach Public Administration 993
6 Volusia County Sheriff's Office Public Safety 899
7 U.S. Postal Service Transportation and Warehousing 732
8 U.S. Government Public Administration 502
9 City of DeLand Public Administration 498
10 City of Port Orange Public Administration 473

Source: Direct company contact. Figures as of 9/30/23

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