The city’s top employers are:

  • Independent School District 191
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • UTAS Sensor Systems
  • Northern Tool + Equipment
  • Pepsi Cola Bottling
  • YRC
  • Mackin Educational Resources
  • Cub Foods
  • Frontier communications
  • AMS Holding

The 2nd biggest industry in Burnsville is manufacturing. Industrial areas are located in the north and southwest portions of the city while service and utilities are mostly located in the north particularly on Highway 13.