MAP: The Most Famous Brand From Every State

The first map I've ever seen showing a Hooters next to Saks

Verizon is New York. AOL is Virginia. Apple is California. Here's a map of the U.S. by each state's most famous company by where the company was founded. (Allsup's!).

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Choosing the most famous company founded in each state seems like a matter of taste rather than statistics. Apple's market cap is bigger than McDonald's. But is the white apple really more iconic than the golden arches? Let the debate begin.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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