3 Birmingham-based companies made the Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers 2019 list

EBSCO
Photo via EBSCO

Four prominent Alabama companies – including three that are Birmingham-based – and an Alabama state agency has been named to the Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers 2019 list.

For over 101 years, Forbes Magazine has been the “go to” publication for  business leaders.  Along with useful economic and entrepreneurial information, the magazine has made a name for itself publishing “best of lists” ranging from “World’s Most Powerful People” to  “Celebrity 100: The World’s Highest Paid Entertainers.”

Best Midsize Employers 2019 List

This April, Forbes released their Best Midsize Employers 2019 List. Alabama -based employers making the list of 500 businesses and public institutions are– drumroll please…..

#49 Austal USA
#270 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
#343 Protective Life
#434 EBSCO Information Services (a division of Birmingham-based EBSCO)
#483 Alabama Department of Public Health

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the companies liked best by employees in their annual ranking of America’s best employers.

Birmingham – based Companies

Of course, the three Birmingham-based companies Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and Protective Life and EBSCO have stellar reputations here in the Magic City when it come to community involvement.

For example, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama sponsors the enormously successful region-wide Kids Mercedes Marathon.

Birmingham, Mercedes-Benz Marathon, The Bell Center, marathons
Photo via Mercedes-Benz Marathon

Protective Life, one of Birmingham’s oldest corporations, founded in 1907, just made headlines with their title sponsorship of the new $174 million multi-purpose stadium that is going to be located downtown near the BJCC.

Protective Stadium Rendering

And – EBSCO Information Services, a division of EBSCO Industries, the  venerable Birmingham-based company founded 75 years ago that is one of the most philanthropic companies in the Magic City.

Other Alabama Companies

Along with the three Birmingham companies, Austal, a ship building company in Mobile cracked the top 50 on the list. The Alabama Department of Public Health was also one of the rare governmental agencies that made the top 500 list.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.