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What the biggest companies are from each state in the US

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The most popular brands in America are not always the largest companies making the most revenue. Brands that you know, stores that you go to and places that you associate with some states get replaced by faceless monoliths who basically repurpose oil, energy, technology, other people's money, etc. into more money.


The Washington Post points to this map made by Broadview Networks that shows the largest companies by revenue in each state. There are a lot of companies that I've never heard of. And maybe there are a lot of companies that people inside certain states that have never heard of them too.

Shout out to Sonoco and Cargill and all the other companies in the middle of the United States that I have never seen before. It's almost relieving to stumble upon something recognizable on this map, like a Wal-Mart until you realize you're trying to find comfort in a Wal-Mart.

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Here's the full list, courtesy of The Washington Post. Big companies are big and most of us don't even realize how big.

StateCityTop company by revenueRevenue (billions)
AlabamaBirminghamRegions Bank$5.89
AlaskaJuneauAlaska Permanent Fund Corporation$4.44
ArizonaPhoenixAvnet, Inc.$25.45
ArkansasBentonvilleWal-Mart Stores$476.29
CaliforniaSan RamonChevron Corporation$228.84
ColoradoEnglewoodArrow Electronics, Inc.$21.35
ConnecticutFairfieldGeneral Electric$146.04
DelawareWilmingtonE.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company$36.14
FloridaDoralWorld Fuel Services Corporation$41.56
GeorgiaAtlantaHome Depot International, Inc.$85.53
HawaiiHonoluluHawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.$3.23
IdahoBoiseMicron Technology, Inc.$9.07
IllinoisDecaturArcher Daniels Midland$89.80
IowaCedar RapidsTransamerica Life Insurance Company$19.64
KansasOverland ParkSprint Communications, Inc.$34.56
KentuckyLouisvilleHumana, Inc.$41.31
LouisianaMonroeCenturyLink, Inc.$18.09
MaineScarboroughHannaford Bros. Co.$3.98
MarylandBethesdaLockheed Martin Corporation$45.35
MassachusettsBostonLiberty Mutual Holding Company, Inc.$38.50
MichiganDetroitGeneral Motors$155.42
MinnesotaWayzataCargill, Inc.$136.65
MississippiLaurelSanderson Farms, Inc.$2.68
MissouriSt. LouisExpress Scripts Holding$104.09
MontanaBillingsStillwater Mining Company$1.03
NebraskaOmahaBerkshire Hathaway$182.15
NevadaLas VegasLas Vegas Sands Corp.$13.76
New HampshirePortsmouthSprague Resources LP$4.60
New JerseyNew BrunswickJohnson & Johnson$71.31
New MexicoAlbuquerquePresbyterian Healthcare Services$2.05
New YorkNew YorkVerizon Communications$120.55
North CarolinaCharlotteBank of America$101.69
North DakotaBismarckMDU Resources Group, Inc.$4.46
OhioDublinCardinal Health$101.09
OklahomaOklahoma CityLove's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.$26.09
OregonBeavertonNike, Inc.$25.31
Rhode IslandWoonsocketCVS Caremark$126.76
South CarolinaHartsvilleSonoco Products Company$4.48
South DakotaSioux FallsSanford Health$3.10
TennesseeMemphisFedEx Corporation$44.28
TexasIrvingExxon Mobil$438.25
UtahSalt Lake CityHuntsman Corporation$11.07
VermontWaterburyKeurig Green Mountain, Inc.$4.35
VirginiaMcLeanFreddie Mac$81.22
WashingtonIssaquahCostCo Wholesale$105.15
West VirginiaMorgantownWest Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.$42.73
WisconsinMilwaukeeJohnson Controls, Inc.$42.73
WyomingGilletteCloud Peak Energy, Inc.$1.39

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West Virginia's biggest company is a state run hospital system. Wow. Is it that bad of a state for business?