Corporations have more options for locating their headquarters than ever before, benefiting smaller metropolitan areas
By Charles Gerena
The nation's capital still manages to house its share of corporate headquarters.
|611||Harman International Industries|
Bethesda, a Maryland suburb just north of Washington, D.C., is home to more Fortune 1000 firms than Baltimore. However, Baltimore still serves as a hub for financial services corporations.
|328||Coventry Health Care||Bethesda|
|330||Black & Decker||Towson|
|963||T. Rowe Price||Baltimore|
Two of the nation's largest banks are headquartered in Charlotte, along with nine other Fortune 1000 companies. Other clusters of corporate headquarters can be found in North Carolina's Research Triangle and Piedmont Triad regions.
|12||Bank of America||Charlotte|
|369||Family Dollar Stores||Matthews|
|563||Laboratory Corp. of America||Burlington|
|744||Ingles Markets||Black Mountain|
|804||Martin Marietta Materials||Raleigh|
|871||Piedmont Natural Gas||Charlotte|
Only four Fortune 1000 companies are located in the Palmetto State, although major private corporations like Extended Stay America and Milliken & Co. are also based here.
A dozen corporations are headquartered within the Richmond metropolitan area, along with major subsidiaries of corporations such as Philip Morris USA and Wachovia Securities.
|100||General Dynamics||Falls Church|
|187||Capital One Financial||McLean|
|226||Circuit City Stores||Richmond|
|349||Performance Food Group||Richmond|
|443||Owens & Minor||Mechanicsville|
|477||Advance Auto Parts||Roanoke|
|555||Dollar Tree Stores||Chesapeake|
|854||Sunrise Senior Living||McLean|
|920||Alpha Natural Resources||Abingdon|
Complete list of Fortune 500's annual ranking of America's largest corporations:
NOTE: List is ranked by revenues. All companies on the list must publish financial data and must report part or all of their figures to a government agency. Private companies and cooperatives that produce a 10-K are, therefore, included; subsidiaries of foreign companies incorporated in the United States are excluded. West Virginia had only one Fortune 1000 firm headquarters located in Wheeling, which isn't within the official boundaries of the Fifth Federal Reserve District.
SOURCE: Fortune magazine, April 17, 2006