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Old 07-31-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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look it up!
Thanks for the insightful post.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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The 2009 Fortune 500 list was released this past April. I'm always interested in seeing how metro areas stack up. Here are the totals for a few metropolitan areas. Feel free to add your metro area or make corrections as I may have made a few mistakes.

New York City (NY only) – 54
Bay Area – 29
Chicago – 28
Houston – 27
Los Angeles - 19
Minneapolis – 18
Dallas – 18
Detroit – 16
Philadelphia (PA only) – 12
Atlanta – 11
Boston - 11
Cleveland – 11
Denver – 11
Charlotte – 8
Pittsburgh – 8
St. Louis – 8
Seattle - 8
Milwaukee – 7
Richmond – 7
Washington, D.C. – 7
Columbus – 6
Cincinnati – 5
Phoenix – 5
San Antonio – 4
Omaha – 4
Baltimore – 3
Kansas City – 3
Orlando – 3
San Diego – 3
Las Vegas – 2
I count 53 for the Bay Area. 56 if you include 3 in Monterey, Watsonville and Sacramento, but 53 in the immediate Bay Area.

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortu...states/CA.html

Hercules, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Fremont, San Francisco, South San Francisco, San Mateo, Foster City, Concord, San Rafael, Milpitas, Mountain View, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Oakland, Cupertino, Pleasanton, and San Ramon are all definitely part of the Bay Area.

Surprisingly, SF has 10 while San Jose only has 6. I would have thought the capitol of Silicon Valley would have had more Fortune 500's than SF does. Or more than most other places for that matter. I guess the wealth is really spread throughout the entirety of SV.

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Old 07-31-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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According to this Chicago metro has 31 of the Fortune 500's.

Fortune 500 2009: States: Illinois Companies - FORTUNE on CNNMoney.com
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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Isn't Geico HQ in DC (Western/Wisconsin)?
Geico is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD about a mile or so from the DC border, but it is owned by Berkshire-Hathway (which is based in Omaha, Nebraska). If it was independent it would be in the top 200 of the F500.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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I count 53 for the Bay Area. 56 if you include 3 in Monterey, Watsonville and Sacramento, but 53 in the immediate Bay Area.

Fortune 500 2009: States: California Companies - FORTUNE on CNNMoney.com
You're including Fortune 1000 companies. The list I put together is Fortune 500 only and CA has 51 Fortune 500.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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According to this Chicago metro has 31 of the Fortune 500's.

Fortune 500 2009: States: Illinois Companies - FORTUNE on CNNMoney.com
No, Chicago has 28 unless Decatur (ARcher Daniels Midland), Bloomington (State Farm Insurance Cos.), Peoria (Caterpillar), and Moline (Deere) all of a sudden became part of the Chicagoland area.

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Old 07-31-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Spain
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Portland has 2. Pretty pathetic!
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Going by this list which one has the most per-capita?
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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You're including Fortune 1000 companies. The list I put together is Fortune 500 only and CA has 51 Fortune 500.
Ahh I see. Thanks for pointing that out. The top of the page says Fortune 500 but the column says 1000 and I didn't pay attention to that. I now concur, the Bay Area does have 29.
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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San Antonio F 500

1. Valero Energy
2. Tesoro Energy
3. Clear Channel
4. Nustar Energy
5. USAA Worldwide
6. AT&T moved in 2008.
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