Regional Program Information

The employee engagement survey that powers Top Workplaces can be administered at any time throughout the year. Once you survey, if eligible, those results will go towards all programs where qualification is met.

Northeast

Publisher: Times Union

Participating States: New York

Participating Counties: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: November

Publication Date: April

Publisher: Hartford Courant

Participating States: Connecticut

Participating Counties: Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, Windham, New London

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: April

Publication Date: September

Publisher: The Morning Call

Participating States: Pennsylvania

Participating Counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Berks

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: September

Publication Date: March

Publisher: The Boston Globe

Participating States: Massachusetts

Participating Counties: State of Massachusetts

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: June

Publication Date: November

Publisher: AMNY (New York City)

Participating States: New York

Participating Counties: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: January

Publication Date: Late spring

Publisher: The Democrat & Chronicle

Participating States: New York

Participating Counties: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Niagara, Wyoming, Erie

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: November

Publication Date: April

Publisher: The Boston Globe

Participating States: Rhode Island

Participating Counties: State of Rhode Island

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: July

Publication Date: November

Publisher: The News Journal

Participating States: Delaware

Participating Counties: State of Delaware

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: April

Publication Date: August

Publisher: The Post-Gazette

Participating States: Pennsylvania

Participating Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, Westmoreland

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: March

Publication Date: August

Publisher: Long Island Press, Dan’s Papers

Participating States: New York

Participating Counties: Nassau, Suffolk

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: April

Publication Date: October

Publisher: NJ.com, Jersey’s Best and The Star-Ledger

Participating States: New Jersey

Participating Counties: State of New Jersey

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: November

Publication Date: June

Publisher: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Participating States: Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Participating Counties: PA: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia
NJ: Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Salem

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: November

Publication Date: March

Publisher: Hearst CT Media Group

Participating States: Connecticut

Participating Counties: Fairfield, New Haven, Litchfield

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: April

Publication Date: September

Publisher: Buffalo News

Participating States: New York

Participating Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: October

Publication Date: January

Southeast

Publisher: Baltimore Sun Media Group

Participating States: Maryland

Participating Counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll, Harford, Howard

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: August

Publication Date: December

Publisher: Charlotte Observer

Participating States: North Carolina and South Carolina

Participating Counties: NC: Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Union
SC: Lancaster, York

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: May

Publication Date: September

Publisher: The Times-Picayune and The New Orleans Advocate

Participating States: Louisiana

Participating Counties: Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John the Baptist

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: January

Publication Date: June

Publisher: The Washington Post

Participating States: D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

Participating Counties: MD: Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Anne Arundel and Howard, St Mary’s
VA: Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax/Falls Church, Loudoun, Prince William/Manassas/Manassas City, Fauquier, Fredericksburg

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: January

Publication Date: June

Publisher: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Participating States: Georgia

Participating Counties: Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding, Rockdale Walton

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: November

Publication Date: March

Publisher: Charleston Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, Greenville Business Magazine

Participating States: South Carolina

Participating Counties: State of South Carolina

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: January

Publication Date: May

Publisher: Hampton Roads Inside Business

Participating States: Virginia

Participating Counties: Counties: Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Northampton, York
Independent cities of: Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: May

Publication Date: September

Publisher: Orlando Sentinel

Participating States: Florida

Participating Counties: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: April

Publication Date: August

Publisher: Knoxville News Sentinel

Participating States: Tennessee

Participating Counties: Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane,
Sevier, Union

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: March

Publication Date: June

Publisher: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Participating States: Virginia

Participating Counties: Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Louisa, King and Queen, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, Petersburg, Sussex

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: November

Publication Date: May

Publisher: The Commercial Appeal

Participating States: Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi

Participating Counties: TN: Tipton, Shelby, Fayette
AR: Crittenden
MS: Desoto, Tunica,

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: August

Publication Date: December

Publisher: The Tennessean

Participating States: Tennessee

Participating Counties: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: February

Publication Date: June

Publisher: The Sun Sentinel

Participating States: Florida

Participating Counties: South Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: November

Publication Date: April

Publisher: Tampa Bay Times

Participating States: Florida

Participating Counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: November

Publication Date: April

Midwest

Publisher: The Indianapolis Star

Participating States: Indiana

Participating Counties: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clinton, Decatur, Delaware, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Putnam, Rush, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Tipton

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: November

Publication Date: June

Publisher: The Enquirer Media

Participating States: Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana

Participating Counties: OH: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren
KY:
Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton,
Pendleton
IN: Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: February

Publication Date: June

Publisher: Wisconsin State Journal, Madison.com

Participating States: Wisconsin

Participating Counties: Dane, Sauk, Columbia, Rock

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: September

Publication Date: March

Publisher: Des Moines Register 

Participating States: Iowa

Participating Counties: State of Iowa

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: March

Publication Date: September

Publisher: Journal Sentinel

Participating States: Wisconsin

Participating Counties: Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: November

Publication Date: May

Publisher: The Plain Dealer

Participating States: Ohio

Participating Counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Wayne

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: February

Publication Date: June

Publisher: The Courier Journal

Participating States: Kentucky and Indiana

Participating Counties: KY: Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer
IN: Clark, Floyd, Harrison

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: July

Publication Date: September

Publisher: The Chicago Tribune

Participating States: Illinois and Indiana

Participating Counties: IL: Cook, Lake, DuPage, McHenry, Kane and Will
IN: Lake

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 100 or more

Nomination Deadline: June

Publication Date: November

Publisher: Columbus CEO Magazine

Participating States: Ohio

Participating Counties: Franklin, Licking, Union, Fairfield, Delaware, Madison, Pickaway

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: September

Publication Date: May

Publisher: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Participating States: Missouri and Illinois

Participating Counties: MO: Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Iron, Jefferson,
Lincoln, Phelps, Pike, Reynolds, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, St. Louis, Warren, Washington, St. Louis City
IL: Bond, Calhoun, Clay, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: March

Publication Date: June

Publisher: Detroit Free Press

Participating States: Michigan

Participating Counties: State of Michigan

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: July

Publication Date: November

Publisher: Star Tribune

Participating States: Minnesota

Participating Counties: State of Minnesota

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: March

Publication Date: June

Publisher: The Blade

Participating States: Ohio

Participating Counties: Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Wood

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: September

Publication Date: January

Southwest

Publisher: The Dallas Morning News

Participating States: Texas

Participating Counties: Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Ellis, Rockwall, Kaufman, Wise, Parker, Johnson

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: May

Publication Date: November

Publisher: Houston Chronicle

Participating States: Texas

Participating Counties: Austin, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fort
Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Jackson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: June

Publication Date: November

Publisher: The Oklahoman

Participating States: Oklahoma

Participating Counties: State of Oklahoma

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: August

Publication Date: December

Publisher: azcentral

Participating States: Arizona

Participating Counties: State of Arizona

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: January

Publication Date: July

Publisher: Austin American-Statesman

Participating States: Texas

Participating Counties: Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: July

Publication Date: November

Publisher: The Albuquerque Journal

Participating States: New Mexico

Participating Counties: State of New Mexico

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: February

Publication Date: May

Publisher: The San Antonio Express-News

Participating States: Texas

Participating Counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: May

Publication Date: November

Rocky Mountains

Publisher: The Denver Post

Participating States: Colorado

Participating Counties: State of Colorado

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: November

Publication Date: April

Publisher: The Review-Journal and Business Press

Participating States: Nevada

Participating Counties: State of Nevada

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: January

Publication Date: June

Publisher: Idaho Press

Participating States: Idaho (Boise and the Treasure Valley)

Participating Counties: Ada, Canyon

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: May

Publication Date: October

Publisher: Lee Enterprises

Participating States: Montana

Participating Counties: State of Montana

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: December

Publication Date: June

Publisher: The Salt Lake Tribune

Participating States: Utah

Participating Counties: State of Utah

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: May

Publication Date: October

Pacific

Publisher: San Francisco Chronicle

Participating States: California

Participating Counties: Santa Clara, San Jose, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: February

Publication Date: August

Publisher: The Orange County Register

Participating States: California

Participating Counties: Orange County

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: August

Publication Date: December

Publisher: The San Diego Union-Tribune

Participating States: California

Participating Counties: San Diego County

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 50 or more

Nomination Deadline: August

Publication Date: November

Publisher: The Press-Enterprise

Participating States: California

Participating Counties: Riverside and San Bernardino

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: August

Publication Date: December

Publisher: The Oregonian

Participating States: Oregon and Washington

Participating Counties: State of Oregon
WA: Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: April

Publication Date: September

Publisher: The Star-Advertiser

Participating States: Hawaii

Participating Counties: State of Hawaii

Minimum number of employees needed in region: 35 or more

Nomination Deadline: October

Publication Date: January

Why become a Top Workplace?

Top Workplaces have an employee engagement rate of 84% compared to 36% at average workplaces.
Source: 22 million employees surveyed

86% of employees at Top Workplaces are committed to their work compared to 43% at average workplaces.
Source: Energage Survey research

Top Workplaces see an $11K return on investment where average workplaces only see $5k.
Source: $10k invested in TWP fund vs Russell 2500

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