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Cook is Bloomington's largest private business and is a maker of medical devices worldwide. Bill Cook started a company in 1963 to manufacture medical devices. As it grew it became a world leader in the field and created many subsidary companies to manage its operations. Cook Group is the holding company that manages all the subsidiaries. As of 2006, Cook employs more than 5,600 people worldwide. More than half of that locally.