When looking at the business with the highest annual revenue headquartered in each state, what stands out most is how many companies are not on the list. Plenty of household names made the list, but many of the biggest businesses in the U.S. didn’t.
That’s because, for whatever reason, many of the country’s most valuable companies are clustered in states like Washington, California, New York and Texas. So don’t expect to find Google, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase or Dell. They were eclipsed by Apple (pictured), Amazon, Verizon and ExxonMobil, respectively.
What you will find are plenty of energy companies and utilities, a few banks and tech powerhouses, and plenty of food distributors and grocery chains. We ranked these companies based on 2018 annual revenue, with sourcing from the Fortune 500 and 24/7 Wall St.