A state economy is nothing without the businesses that call it home, and those businesses are not created equally; bigger businesses naturally have out sized influence, generating more revenue, paying more taxes and employing more people. Each one of these company’s headquarters is located in the state in which they represent on the map (click to enlarge).
The map identifies the largest company by revenue in every state, according to a review of data maintained by business research firm Hoover’s conducted by information technology company Broadview Networks, which provides cloud services. The businesses span quite the range: They rake in anywhere from $1 billion to $476 billion and represent various sectors, including energy, banking and retail. Broadview ignored branches or foreign offices in the review and, for consistency, excluded subsidiaries or government entities.
Isn’t it ironic that in a state like California that’s full of Liberals and Democrats, an oil and gas company makes the most money and employs more of its residents than almost any other company.