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Mapping the Inc. 500

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Federal spending again propels companies from Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland onto the Inc. 500. California remains home to the most companies, although the state has 11 fewer businesses than it did on last year's list. The Los Angeles area accounts for seven of these losses. New York City, meanwhile, is the big gainer, adding 17 companies to its total. As a result, New York State moves from 10th on the state list to a tie for second.

Cities with the most Inc. 500 companies*

  1. Washington, D.C. 43
  2. New York City 42
  3. Los Angeles 25
  4. Boston 24
  5. Atlanta 20
  6. San Francisco 19
  7. Phoenix 16
  8. Chicago 15
  9. (tie) Miami 13
    Philadelphia 13

*Includes metro areas

Cities with the most Inc. 500 companies per million residents*

  1. Provo-Orem, Utah 13.27
  2. Washington, D.C. 8.97
  3. Trenton, N.J. 8.55
  4. Portland, Oreg. 8.2
  5. Austin 7.2
  6. Greenville, S.C. 7.14
  7. Raleigh, N.C. 6.27
  8. Boston 5.47
  9. Indianapolis 5.25
  10. Salt Lake City 5.16

*Includes metro areas with more than three companies

States with the most Inc. 500 companies

  1. California 66
  2. (tie) New york 34
    Virginia 34
  3. Texas 32
  4. Massachusetts 28
  5. Florida 25
  6. (tie) Georgia 21
    Maryland 21
  7. (tie) New Jersey 19
    Ohio 19
Last updated: Sep 1, 2006




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