Maps

Map: The Most Famous Brand From Every State

The first map we'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!).

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.

This post originally appeared on The Atlantic.

 

About the Author

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