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 2021 Volusia County Private employer establishments by Super Sector. The sector with the largest number of establishments was Professional and Business Services at 3,523. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities had 2,992. Construction 2,031. Education and Health Services 1,902. Financial Activities 1,640. Leisure and Hospitality 1,600. Other Services 1,282. Manufacturing 514. Unclassified 275. Information had 208. Natural Resources and Mining had the lowest number of establishments at 120.

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 7,675
2 Halifax Hospital System Health Care 3,999
3 Publix Supermarkets, Inc. Retail Trade 3,719
4 Walmart Associates, Inc. Retail Trade 3,468
5 Amazon Logistics 1,700
6 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Education 1,661
7 Florida Healthcare Plans Health Care 1,409
8 Brunswick Corporation (Boston Whaler) Manufacturing 1,208
9 Stetson University Education 1,412
10 Winn Dixie Super Markets Retail Trade 850

Source: Direct company contact. Figures as of 9/30/22 

Top Public Sector Employers

Rank Employer Sector Employees
1 Volusia County Schools Education 8,082
2 State of Florida Public Administration 3,005
3 County of Volusia Public Administration 2,566
4 Daytona State College Education 1,464
5 City of Daytona Beach Public Administration 947
6 United States Postal Service Transportation and Warehousing 806
7 Volusia County Sheriff's Office Public Safety 795
8 U.S. Government Public Administration 535
9 City of DeLand Public Administration 453
10 City of Port Orange Public Administration 443

Source: Direct company contact. Figures as of 9/30/22

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