Prairie Business has announced Arvig as one of the 50 Best Places to Work in 2023. In total, the magazine received more than 1,500 nominations from employees. Those nominations highlighted workplace culture, opportunities for employee growth, teamwork and individual responsibility, and employee morale.
Headquarters: Perham, Minn.
Number of employees: 946
Established in 1950, Arvig has grown from a small, family-owned telephone company into one of the largest independent telecommunications and internet service providers in the nation. Arvig’s 15,500 route-mile fiber network reaches more than half the counties in Minnesota and serves a 9,000-square-mile service area. Headquartered in Perham, Minn., Arvig – and its nearly 950 employees – provides residential and business internet, television and telephone services and a wide variety of business technology solutions. Arvig became an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) company in 2002 and 40% of the company is now employee-owned.