Top Employers

Our employers help to define our community. McKinley County is home to a variety of business and industry that comprise a diversified and dynamic economic base. McKinley County boasts opportunities in manufacturing, rail, energy, healthcare and education. Additionally, new employment opportunities are emerging in McKinley County within the autonomous vehicles and hydrogen sectors. 

Top Employers in Gallup/McKinley County

CompanyIndustry# of Employees
Gallup McKinley County SchoolsEducation1819
Gallup Indian Medical CenterMedical1033
Fire Rock CasinoEntertainment/Recreation669
City of GallupGovernment415
Rehoboth McKinley Christian HospitalMedical373
Bureau of Indian AffairsGovernment323
Zuni Public SchoolsEducation317
Peabody Energy/Lee Ranch MineEnergy255
Navajo Technical UniversityEducation195
University of New Mexico-GallupEducation186
Hozho Academy/Charter SchoolEducation173
McKinley Paper Co./Bio PappelManufacturing154
Home DepotRetail110
Continental Divide Electric Co-opElectric Power Distribution84
Sacred Wind CommunicationsTelecommunications65
BNSF Railway CompanyRail Transport60
Southwest Indian FoundationConstruction/Education45


Employment numbers from the GGEDC Business Retention & Expansion Annual Survey conducted in September & October 2023 and via phone by GGEDC staff in December 2023. The Bureau of Indian Affairs employee numbers were updated in September 2022.