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The Most-Loved Company in Every State

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What makes for a good company? High profits and sales revenue, a favorable brand image and happy employees are typically good indicators that a company holds a positive relationship with its consumers. After all, people aren’t likely to do business with a business they don’t respect.

GOBankingRates gathered revenue figures from the top three Fortune 500 companies in each state, along with the companies’ average employee review score on Glassdoor, to determine which company is the “most loved.” The assumption being companies met with high demand in the marketplace and viewed positively by the locals working for them are generally well-liked by consumers as well.

So, take a closer look at the companies that have managed to build a symbiotic relationship with U.S. consumers.

Last updated: July 10, 2020

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Alabama

  • Company: Vulcan Materials
  • Headquarters: Birmingham
  • Revenue: $4,929,100,000
  • Number of employees: 9,173
  • Average employee review: 3.7

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Alaska

  • Company: General Communication
  • Headquarters: Anchorage
  • Revenue: $894,733,000
  • Number of employees: 2,051
  • Average employee review: 3.7

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Arizona

  • Company: Freeport-McMoRan
  • Headquarters: Phoenix
  • Revenue: $14,402,000,000
  • Number of employees: 27,500
  • Average employee review: 4.2

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Arkansas

  • Company: Walmart
  • Headquarters: Bentonville
  • Revenue: $523,964,000,000
  • Number of employees: 2,200,000
  • Average employee review: 3.3

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California

  • Company: Alphabet (Google)
  • Headquarters: Mountain View
  • Revenue: $161,857,000,000
  • Number of employees: 118,899
  • Average employee review: 4.4

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Colorado

  • Company: VF (Vans, The North Face, Timberland, etc.)
  • Headquarters: Denver
  • Revenue: $13,870,600,000
  • Number of employees: 75,000
  • Average employee review: 3.5

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Connecticut

  • Company: Cigna
  • Headquarters: Bloomfield
  • Revenue: $153,566,000,000
  • Number of employees: 73,700
  • Average employee review: 3.6

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Delaware

  • Company: DuPont
  • Headquarters: Wilmington
  • Revenue: $21,512,000,000
  • Number of employees: 35,000
  • Average employee review: 3.7

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Florida

  • Company: Publix
  • Headquarters: Lakeland
  • Revenue: $38,462,800,000
  • Number of employees: 207,000
  • Average employee review: 3.8

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Georgia

  • Company: Home Depot
  • Headquarters: Atlanta
  • Revenue: $110,225,000,000
  • Number of employees: 415,700
  • Average employee review: 3.6

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Hawaii

  • Company: Hawaiian Electric Industries
  • Headquarters: Honolulu
  • Revenue: $2,874,600,000
  • Number of employees: 3,841
  • Average employee review: 3.3

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Idaho

  • Company: Micron Technology
  • Headquarters: Boise
  • Revenue: $23,406,000,000
  • Number of employees: 37,000
  • Average employee review: 3.5

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Illinois

  • Company: Boeing
  • Headquarters: Chicago
  • Revenue: $79,395,300,000
  • Number of employees: 57,672
  • Average employee review: 3.7

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Indiana

  • Company: Cummins
  • Headquarters: Columbus
  • Revenue: $23,571,000,000
  • Number of employees: 61,615
  • Average employee review: 3.8

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Iowa

  • Company: Principal Financial
  • Headquarters: Des Moines
  • Revenue: $16,222,100,000
  • Number of employees: 17,601
  • Average employee review: 3.6

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Kansas

  • Company: Seaboard
  • Headquarters: Merriam
  • Revenue: $6,840,000,000
  • Number of employees: 13,100
  • Average employee review: 3.9

Pictured: Butterball is a product of Seaboard.

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Kentucky

  • Company: Humana
  • Headquarters: Louisville
  • Revenue: $64,888,000,000
  • Number of employees: 46,000
  • Average employee review: 3.6

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Louisiana

  • Company: Entergy
  • Headquarters: New Orleans
  • Revenue: $10,878,700,000
  • Number of employees: 13,635
  • Average employee review: 3.5

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Maine

  • Company: IDEXX Laboratories
  • Headquarters: Westbrook
  • Revenue: $2,406,900,000
  • Number of employees: 9,200
  • Average employee review: 3.4

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Maryland

  • Company: Lockheed Martin
  • Headquarters: Bethesda
  • Revenue: $59,812,000,000
  • Number of employees: 110,000
  • Average employee review: 3.8

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Massachusetts

  • Company: General Electric
  • Headquarters: Boston
  • Revenue: $95,214,000,000
  • Number of employees: 205,000
  • Average employee review: 3.8

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Michigan

  • Company: Ford Motor
  • Headquarters: Dearborn
  • Revenue: $155,900,000,000
  • Number of employees: 190,000
  • Average employee review: 3.9

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Minnesota

  • Company: Best Buy
  • Headquarters: Richfield
  • Revenue: $43,638,000,000
  • Number of employees: 125,000
  • Average employee review: 3.8

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Mississippi

  • Company: Sanderson Farms
  • Headquarters: Laurel
  • Revenue: $3,440,300,000
  • Number of employees: 17,055
  • Average employee review: 2.9

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Missouri

  • Company: Reinsurance Group of America
  • Headquarters: Chesterfield
  • Revenue: $14,300,000,000
  • Number of employees: 3,188
  • Average employee review: 3.8

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Montana

  • Company: Glacier Bancorp
  • Headquarters: Kalispell
  • Revenue: $676,951,000
  • Number of employees: 2,826
  • Average employee review: 3.2

 

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Nebraska

  • Company: Berkshire Hathaway
  • Headquarters: Omaha
  • Revenue: $254,616,000,000
  • Number of employees: 391,500
  • Average employee review: 3.3

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Nevada

  • Company: Las Vegas Sands
  • Headquarters: Las Vegas
  • Revenue: $13,739,000,000
  • Number of employees: 50,000
  • Average employee review: 3.6

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New Hampshire

  • Company: Sprague Resources
  • Headquarters: Portsmouth
  • Revenue: $3,502,400,000
  • Number of employees: 770
  • Average employee review: 3.6

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New Jersey

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Headquarters: New Brunswick
  • Revenue: $82,059,000,000
  • Number of employees: 132,200
  • Average employee review: 4.0

New Mexico

  • Company: PNM Resources
  • Headquarters: Albuquerque
  • Revenue: $1,457,603,000
  • Number of employees: 1,668
  • Average employee review: 3.0

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New York

  • Company: JPMorgan Chase
  • Headquarters: New York
  • Revenue: $142,422,000,000
  • Number of employees: 256,981
  • Average employee review: 3.9

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North Carolina

  • Company: Bank of America
  • Headquarters: Charlotte
  • Revenue: $113,589,000,000
  • Number of employees: 208,131
  • Average employee review: 3.7

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North Dakota

  • Company: Investors Real Estate Trust
  • Headquarters: Minot
  • Revenue: $185,755,000
  • Number of employees: 392
  • Average employee review: 3.8

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Ohio

  • Company: Cardinal Health
  • Headquarters: Dublin
  • Revenue: $145,534,000,000
  • Number of employees: 49,500
  • Average employee review: 3.4

Oklahoma

  • Company: Oneok
  • Headquarters: Tulsa
  • Revenue: $10,164,400,000
  • Number of employees: 2,882
  • Average employee review: 3.5

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Oregon

  • Company: Nike
  • Headquarters: Beaverton
  • Revenue: $39,117,000,000
  • Number of employees: 76,700
  • Average employee review: 4.1

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Pennsylvania

  • Company: Comcast
  • Headquarters: Philadelphia
  • Revenue: $108,942,000,000
  • Number of employees: 190,000
  • Average employee review: 3.6

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Rhode Island

  • Company: Textron
  • Headquarters: Providence
  • Revenue: $13,630,000,000
  • Number of employees: 35,000
  • Average employee review: 3.3

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South Carolina

  • Company: Sonoco Products
  • Headquarters: Hartsville
  • Revenue: $5,374,200,000
  • Number of employees: 23,000
  • Average employee review: 3.9

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South Dakota

  • Company: NorthWestern Corporation
  • Headquarters: Sioux Falls
  • Revenue: $1,257,910,000
  • Number of employees: 1,533
  • Average employee review: 3.8

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Tennessee

  • Company: FedEx
  • Headquarters: Memphis
  • Revenue: $69,693,000,000
  • Number of employees: 389,500
  • Average employee review: 3.7

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Texas

  • Company: Exxon Mobil
  • Headquarters: Irving
  • Revenue: $264,938,000,000
  • Number of employees: 74,900
  • Average employee review: 3.6

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Utah

  • Company: SkyWest
  • Headquarters: St. George
  • Revenue: $2,972,000,000
  • Number of employees: 13,700
  • Average employee review: 4.0

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Vermont

  • Company: NLV Financial
  • Headquarters: Montpelier 
  • Revenue: $2,772,100,000
  • Number of employees: 1,278
  • Average employee review: 4.3

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Virginia

  • Company: Freddie Mac
  • Headquarters: McLean
  • Revenue: $75,125,000,000
  • Number of employees: 6,892
  • Average employee review: 3.9

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Washington

  • Company: Microsoft
  • Headquarters: Redmond
  • Revenue: $125,843,000,000
  • Number of employees: 144,000
  • Average employee review: 4.3

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West Virginia

  • Company: United Bankshares
  • Headquarters: Charleston
  • Revenue: $913,046,000
  • Number of employees: 2,204
  • Average employee review: 3.5

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Wisconsin

  • Company: Northwestern Mutual
  • Headquarters: Milwaukee
  • Revenue: $32,293,600,000
  • Number of employees: 5,964
  • Average employee review: 3.8

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Wyoming

  • Company: Cloud Peak Energy
  • Headquarters: Gillette
  • Revenue: $832,400,000
  • Number of employees: 1,300
  • Average employee review: 4.0

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Methodology: To determine the most-loved company in every state, GOBankingRates reviewed the 2020 Fortune 500 list to find the top three companies in every state in terms of revenue. Companies with high revenue figures were chosen for analysis to reflect that companies loved by consumers are presumably met with demand in the marketplace and sell well. GOBankingRates then scored each company against the others in its state on (1) estimated revenue from Fortune and (2) average employee review score (out of five) from Glassdoor. Factor No. 2 was intended to reflect that well-loved companies would not be negatively viewed by the locals who work for them. The most-loved company in each state was determined to be the company with the highest score after taking into account both factors.

For the seven states with no Fortune 500 company headquarter locations and the four states with less than three, GOBankingRates looked at the 2018-19 Fortune 500 lists and Forbes’ 2016 ranking of top companies in every state by market cap to identify major companies to analyze. Revenue data for these companies was then sourced directly from their most recent 10-K reports.

Headquarters location according to Glassdoor and the number of total employees each company has according to Fortune or its most recent 10-K report were provided as supplemental data. Companies with fewer than five employee reviews on Glassdoor were omitted from consideration for the final ranking. In the case of a tie, the company with the most positive employee reviews was selected. All data was collected on and up to date as of July 1-2, 2020.