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Old 01-12-2013, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Dairy Queen originated in Joliet, Illinois, I *think* Northwest was based out of Detroit, Michigan originally, and US bank came from so many bank acquisitions, it's hard to say where exactly it was born. Also, I don't think TGI Friday's originated from or is headquartered in MN...?

Key events in Northwest's history - Business - US business - Aviation | NBC News
Wikipedia (yeah, I know. Imperfect source) gives these origins for US Bankcorp

Founded: St. Louis, Missouri (1850), Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1853), Cincinnati, Ohio (1863), Minneapolis, Minnesota (1864) and Portland, Oregon (1891).

And says "The U.S. Bank name first appeared in the form of United States National Bank of Portland, established in Portland, Oregon in 1891."
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Portland, Oregon:
(I'm never sure how well-known different companies are ... given that I've never heard of many of the ones already listed)
  • Nike
  • Leatherman Tools
  • Kershaw knives
  • Fred Meyer
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Pendleton Woolen Mills
  • Jantzen
  • Danner Boots
  • Henry Weinhards
  • Moonstruck Chocolates
  • Stash tea
  • Tazo tea
  • McCormick & Schmick's
  • Pronto Pups
  • Viewmaster
  • Tektronics
  • Precision Castparts

and some deceased companies:
  • Louisiana-Pacific
  • Hollywood Video Stores
  • Sprouse-Reitz
  • Consolidated Freightways
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Dallas (some of the companies)

1907 Neiman-Marcus Department Stores
1927 7-Eleven
1975 Chili's
1972 Half Priced Books
1982 Dave and Buster's
1984 GameStop
1963 Mary Kay
1978 The Container Store
1976 Micheals Arts and Craft Stores
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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Seattle also has Red Hook and Jones Soda. Expedia was also born in Seattle.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Some companies "born" in the Denver area:

JD Edwards
Northrop Grumman
RE/MAX
Samsonite Corporation
Adolph Coors Brewing
Starz Entertainment
Dish Network
Gates Rubber Company
Jolly Rancher Candy
Russel Stover Candy
VICORP (Village Inn)
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: The City
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For Philly

Dick Clark Productions
Pennsylvania Railroad
Dupont
AmerisourceBergen
Comcast
AC Moore
Pep Boys
Urban Outfitters
Charming Shoppes
Burlington Coat Factory
Cambells Soup
Cigna
Lincoln National
Crown Holdings
NutriSystems
Sungaurd
Toll Brothers Builders
Vishay Technologies
VWR Technologies
Vangaurd Financial
Wawa
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Endo Pharmaceuticals
UGI
Unisys
Teleflex
Universal Health Services
FMC
Ametek
A bunch of defunct Locomotive Builders
InterDigital
Radian Group
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus
-Nationwide Insurance
-American Electric Power
-The Limited
-Abercrombie & Fitch
-Victoria's Secret
-Bath & Body Works
-Express
-Wendy's
-Donato's
-Buffalo Wild Wings
-Battelle Memorial Institute
-NetJets
-Big Lots
-Lazarus
-Charley's Grilled Subs
-CompuServe
-DSW Warehouse
-T. Marzetti Company
-Red Roof Inn
-Safe Auto Insurance
-Max & Erma's
-Steak Escape
-M/I Homes
-Tween Brands

More recent foundings that seem to be growing in reputation and will likely be national at some point.
-Jeni's Ice Creams
-Piada Italian Street Food
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Urban Outfitters
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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A few corrections to some lists:

Abercrombie & Fitch was founded in NYC
Victoria's Secret was founded in San Francisco
Comcast was founded in Tupelo, Mississippi
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Baltimore, MD

- Under Armour
- McCormick (spices/sauces)
- Black and Decker
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