14 October, 2014

This Map Shows The Largest Company By Revenue In Every State

A state economy is nothing without the businesses that call it home. But those businesses are not created equally—bigger businesses naturally have outsized influence, generating more revenue, paying more taxes and employing more people.

The map above (larger version) 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.

Databases differ on which business is the largest in each state, however. We reviewed the Fortune 1000, as well as a mixture of sources listed on research source Lexis Nexis, and confirmed many, but not all, of the companies on Broadview’s list. This may be explained by differing methodology used by the various sources in identifying a company’s headquarters or revenue. As such, we’re duplicating Broadview’s list below largely as is for consistency. Despite disagreements over methodology, the data offer insight into powerhouse businesses in each state.