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Even with the loss of GA-Pacific and BellSouth, Atlanta's still #3 in the nation?

Wow.....

EDIT: I just noticed BellSouth is still listed as an Atlanta company.
 

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AT&T and BellSouth haven't merged yet. While it is very likely that the merger will happen, large deals like these have fallen apart before so as long as the are seperate legal entities, Forbes will continue to list them seperately.
 

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On that same page for Fortune 500 companies:

Texas 56 companies
New York 55 companies
California 52 companies

Read 'em and weep bitches.
 

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What are the metro numbers?? There may be 10 Fortune 500 companies in the city of Chicago but in the metro, it's closer to 30, I believe.

Same with Dallas/Ft Worth..there may be only 11 in the city of Dallas, but in the entire metro, it's 22. What's metro Atlanta? I'm sure it's more also..

The biggest news would be what was mentioned earlier..Texas has 56 Fortune 500 companies now overtaking New York and California! :bow:
 

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Found 'em:

Fortune 500 ranking by metro area (2004)

1. New York 71
2. Chicago 31
3. Houston 20
4. Los Angeles 18
4. Minneapolis-St. Paul 18
6. Dallas-Fort Worth 17
7. Detroit 16
8. Philadelphia 15
8. Washington 15
10. Atlanta 14
 

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Well, seeing as how those are 2004 numbers, you can offically switch LA and DFW in those rankings with Fluor moving their headquarters from Orange County to Irving, TX.
 

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Those are old 2004 metro numbers...I found an article online that has 2006 figures for DFW at 22...



DALLAS, TEXAS (April 3, 2006)… The 2006 Fortune 500 list was released and included 22 companies from the Dallas/Fort Worth area (of which 17 are Greater Dallas Chamber members). Another 21 companies from the Dallas/Fort Worth area made the remainder of the Fortune 1000, also released (of which 9 are Greater Dallas Chamber members). Dallas/Fort Worth claims 39 percent of Texas’ top 500 and 42 percent of the remaining 1000.

The list contains five new entries (Fluor, Energy Transfer Partners, Celanese, Blockbuster, and Atmos Energy). The city of Dallas tops the list of DFW cities with 11 of the top 500, 9 of the remaining top 1000 for a combined total of 47 percent of the region’s total.

The DFW area has now moved into the fifth position (from sixth) among US Metros with the most Fortune 500 companies located within a region. Texas has replaced California as the only state to claim two metro areas in the top five (Houston is fourth).


Rank Company State Rank Revenue City DFW GDC Members
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1 Exxon Mobil 1 339,938.00 Irving 1 Yes
105 AMR 10 20,712.00 Fort Worth 2 Yes
108 Electronic Data Systems 11 20,537.00 Plano 3 Yes
118 J.C. Penney 12 18,781.00 Plano 4 Yes
140 Kimberly-Clark 15 15,902.60 Irving 5 Yes
162 D.R. Horton 16 13,863.70 Fort Worth 6 No
167 Texas Instruments 17 13,392.00 Dallas 7 Yes
169 Fluor 18 13,161.10 Irving 8 Yes
171 Burlington No. Santa Fe 20 12,987.00 Fort Worth 9 No
175 Centex 21 12,859.70 Dallas 10 Yes
216 Dean Foods 25 10,900.30 Dallas 11 Yes
228 TXU 27 10,449.00 Dallas 12 Yes
236 Tenet Healthcare 28 10,052.00 Dallas 13 Yes
300 Southwest Airlines 35 7,584.00 Dallas 14 Yes
329 Commercial Metals 38 6,592.70 Irving 15 Yes
347 Energy Transfer Partners 41 6,274.30 Dallas 16 No
356 Celanese 42 6,070.00 Dallas 17 No
366 Blockbuster 44 5,864.40 Dallas 18 Yes
423 RadioShack 48 5,081.70 Fort Worth 19 Yes
430 Atmos Energy 49 4,973.30 Dallas 20 Yes
432 Triad Hospitals 50 4,916.60 Plano 21 No
471 Affiliated Computer Svcs. 55 4,351.20 Dallas 22 No

Brinker Intl. (Chili's, Maggiano's, On The Border, and Macaroni Grill Restaurants) and Neiman Marcus came in at #'s 504 and 512 respectively, just missing the cut off.
 

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we have about 26 including metro... Only Anadarko (woodlands), that insurance company in Galveston, and some other one in some town with an "A".

Of course the city numbers are meaningful, more so then the metro.
 

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^^Houston has 24 in its metro..including Anadarko...

If you doubt that figure or the DFW figure, just click back on the Forbes link and look at the figures for the state of Texas. Start counting how many times you see Houston (or The Woodlands) up to near number 500...I think the last Houston company is number 496.

And no, the metro numbers are what matter in a region..just as they do with population figures, and GMP figures, and television markets, etc.
 
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