The Most-Loved Company in Every State

Jami Farkas
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What makes for a good company? High profits and sales revenue, a favorable brand image and happy employees typically are 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.

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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 is that 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: March 4, 2021

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Alabama

  • Company: Regions Financial

  • Headquarters: Birmingham

  • Type of Business: Banking

  • Revenue: $6,755,000,000

  • Number of employees: 19,564

  • Average employee review: 3.6

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Telecommunication mast with microwave link and TV transmitter antennas in night sky .
Telecommunication mast with microwave link and TV transmitter antennas in night sky .

Alaska

  • Company: General Communication

  • Headquarters: Anchorage

  • Type of Business: Telecommunications

  • Revenue: $894,733,000

  • Number of employees: 2,051

  • Average employee review: 4.0

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Loading of copper ore on very big dump-body truck.

Arizona

  • Company: Freeport-McMoRan

  • Headquarters: Phoenix

  • Type of Business: Mining

  • Revenue: $14,402,000,000

  • Number of employees: 27,500

  • Average employee review: 4.0

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Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods

Arkansas

  • Company: Tyson Foods

  • Headquarters: Springdale

  • Type of Business: Food production

  • Revenue: $42,405,000,000

  • Number of employees: 141,000

  • Average employee review: 3.5

"Hong Kong, China - October 20, 2011: People in the Apple Store at International Finance Center, Central Hong Kong, opened on the September 24, 2011.
"Hong Kong, China - October 20, 2011: People in the Apple Store at International Finance Center, Central Hong Kong, opened on the September 24, 2011.

California

  • Company: Apple

  • Headquarters: Cupertino

  • Type of Business: Technology

  • Revenue: $260,174,000,000

  • Number of employees: 137,000

  • Average employee review: 4.3

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Mission Viejo, CA / USA - 08/22/2018: Vans Retail Store.
Mission Viejo, CA / USA - 08/22/2018: Vans Retail Store.

Colorado

  • Company: VF (Vans, The North Face, Timberland, etc.)

  • Headquarters: Denver

  • Type of Business: Apparel and footwear

  • Revenue: $13,870,600,000

  • Number of employees: 75,000

  • Average employee review: 3.9

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Cj Gunther/EPA/Shutterstock (7934276c)Cigna Logo Seen Outside the Company's Headquarters Building in Bloomfield Connecticut Usa 24 July 2015 Media Reports on 24 July 2015 State Anthem Corp is to Take Over the Rival Us Company Cigna Corp For More Than 48 Billion Usd with Anthem Paying 188usd a Share For Cigna Bringing the Total Value of the Transaction to 54 2 Billion Usd the Move if Given Green Light by Antitrust Authorities Would Create the Largest Us Health Insurance Company with a Combined 53 Million Members and Leaving Current Leading Insurer Unitedhealth Group Inc in Second Position United States BloomfieldUsa Economy Anthem Cigna - Jul 2015.

Connecticut

  • Company: Cigna

  • Headquarters: Bloomfield

  • Type of Business: Health services

  • Revenue: $153,566,000,000

  • Number of employees: 73,700

  • Average employee review: 3.8

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March 8, 2020 Sunnyvale / CA / USA - DuPont Silicon Valley Technology & Innovation Center offices; DuPont de Nemours, Inc is an American company operating in the chemicals industry;.

Delaware

  • Company: DuPont

  • Headquarters: Wilmington

  • Type of Business: Science and technology

  • Revenue: $21,512,000,000

  • Number of employees: 35,000

  • Average employee review: 3.8

DANIA BEACH, FL, USA - APRIL 17, 2019: Stock photos of Dania Beach RK Shopping Plaza and Publix Supermarket anchor tenant shot - Image.
DANIA BEACH, FL, USA - APRIL 17, 2019: Stock photos of Dania Beach RK Shopping Plaza and Publix Supermarket anchor tenant shot - Image.

Florida

  • Company: Publix

  • Headquarters: Lakeland

  • Type of Business: Supermarket

  • Revenue: $38,462,800,000

  • Number of employees: 207,000

  • Average employee review: 3.9

Home Depot store
Home Depot store

Georgia

  • Company: Home Depot

  • Headquarters: Atlanta

  • Type of Business: Hardware retail

  • Revenue: $110,225,000,000

  • Number of employees: 415,700

  • Average employee review: 3.8

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Hawaii

  • Company: Hawaiian Holdings

  • Headquarters: Honolulu

  • Type of Business: Air travel

  • Revenue: $2,832,200,000

  • Number of employees: 7,437

  • Average employee review: 3.8

Boise, ID, USA - March 25, 2016: Micron Technology Boise .
Boise, ID, USA - March 25, 2016: Micron Technology Boise .

Idaho

  • Company: Micron Technology

  • Headquarters: Boise

  • Type of Business: Technology

  • Revenue: $23,406,000,000

  • Number of employees: 37,000

  • Average employee review: 3.7

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boeing,Stocks, investment, business, shares, dividends, worth, value, stock market, shareholder

Illinois

  • Company: Boeing

  • Headquarters: Chicago

  • Type of Business: Aerospace

  • Revenue: $79,395,300,000

  • Number of employees: 57,672

  • Average employee review: 3.8

Whitestown - Circa March 2018: Cummins Inc.
Whitestown - Circa March 2018: Cummins Inc.

Indiana

  • Company: Cummins

  • Headquarters: Columbus

  • Type of Business: Heavy equipment

  • Revenue: $23,571,000,000

  • Number of employees: 61,615

  • Average employee review: 4.0

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June 29, 2020, Brazil.

Iowa

  • Company: Principal Financial

  • Headquarters: Des Moines

  • Type of business: Insurance

  • Revenue: $16,222,100,000

  • Number of employees: 17,601

  • Average employee review: 4.0

Milan, Italy - November 1, 2017: Spirit Aero Systems Holdings logo on the website homepage.
Milan, Italy - November 1, 2017: Spirit Aero Systems Holdings logo on the website homepage.

Kansas

  • Company: Spirit AeroSystems Holdings

  • Headquarters: Wichita

  • Type of Business: Commercial aerostructures

  • Revenue: $7,863,100,000

  • Number of employees: 18,200

  • Average employee review: 3.7

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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, USA - MAY 22, 2016 - Human Waterside Building.

Kentucky

  • Company: Humana

  • Headquarters: Louisville

  • Type of business: Health insurance

  • Revenue: $64,888,000,000

  • Number of employees: 46,000

  • Average employee review: 4.0

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Str/EPA/Shutterstock (7885162b)Monica Mcklinski a Mid-city Neighborhood Resident Who Chose not to Evacuate Asks Entergy Utility Workers When Electrical Power Will Be Restored to Her Neighborhood After Hurricane Gustav Moved Through New Orleans Louisiana Usa On 03 September 2008 Many Residents Are Now Returning Back to the City After the Mandatory Evacuation However Much of New Orleans is Still Without Electrical PowerUsa Hurricane Gustav - Sep 2008.

Louisiana

  • Company: Entergy

  • Headquarters: New Orleans

  • Type of Business: Energy

  • Revenue: $10,878,700,000

  • Number of employees: 13,635

  • Average employee review: 3.8

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gas prices could be going up

Maine

  • Company: WEX

  • Headquarters: Portland

  • Type of Business: Payment processing

  • Revenue: $1,723,691,000

  • Number of employees: 5,000-plus

  • Average employee review: 3.9

Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin

Maryland

  • Company: Lockheed Martin

  • Headquarters: Bethesda

  • Type of Business: Aerospace

  • Revenue: $59,812,000,000

  • Number of employees: 110,000

  • Average employee review: 4.0

General Electric
General Electric

Massachusetts

  • Company: General Electric

  • Headquarters: Boston

  • Type of Business: Multinational conglomerate

  • Revenue: $95,214,000,000

  • Number of employees: 205,000

  • Average employee review: 3.9

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Ford Motor Company sign logo

Michigan

  • Company: Ford Motor

  • Headquarters: Dearborn

  • Type of Business: Automaker

  • Revenue: $155,900,000,000

  • Number of employees: 190,000

  • Average employee review: 4.1

Northridge, CA/USA.
Northridge, CA/USA.

Minnesota

  • Company: Best Buy

  • Headquarters: Richfield

  • Type of Business: Electronics retail

  • Revenue: $43,638,000,000

  • Number of employees: 125,000

  • Average employee review: 3.9

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sanderson farms near franklin texas

Mississippi

  • Company: Sanderson Farms

  • Headquarters: Laurel

  • Type of Business: Poultry producer

  • Revenue: $3,440,300,000

  • Number of employees: 17,055

  • Average employee review: 3.5

Missouri

  • Company: Reinsurance Group of America

  • Headquarters: Chesterfield

  • Type of Business: Life and health reinsurance

  • Revenue: $14,300,000,000

  • Number of employees: 3,188

  • Average employee review: 4.3

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glacier bank

Montana

  • Company: Glacier Bancorp

  • Headquarters: Kalispell

  • Type of Business: Banking

  • Revenue: $676,951,000

  • Number of employees: 2,826

  • Average employee review: 3.4

Berkshire-Hathaway
Berkshire-Hathaway

Nebraska

  • Company: Berkshire Hathaway

  • Headquarters: Omaha

  • Type of Business: Multinational conglomerate

  • Revenue: $254,616,000,000

  • Number of employees: 391,500

  • Average employee review: 4.0

Las Vegas, USA - Sept 16, 1994: View of the famous Las Vegas Boulevard  at night.
Las Vegas, USA - Sept 16, 1994: View of the famous Las Vegas Boulevard at night.

Nevada

  • Company: Las Vegas Sands

  • Headquarters: Las Vegas

  • Type of Business: Casino and Resort

  • Revenue: $13,739,000,000

  • Number of employees: 50,000

  • Average employee review: 4.4

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New Hampshire

  • Company: Connection (formerly PC Connection)

  • Headquarters: Merrimack

  • Type of Business: Technology solutions

  • Revenue: $2,820,000,000

  • Number of employees: 2,609

  • Average employee review: 3.5

Prague, Czech Republic - January 6, 2018: Johnson & Johnson company logo on headquarters building on January 6, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Prague, Czech Republic - January 6, 2018: Johnson & Johnson company logo on headquarters building on January 6, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

New Jersey

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson

  • Headquarters: New Brunswick

  • Type of Business: Medical Device

  • Revenue: $82,059,000,000

  • Number of employees: 132,200

  • Average employee review: 4.2

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Solar panels in the desert

New Mexico

  • Company: PNM Resources

  • Headquarters: Albuquerque

  • Type of Business: Energy

  • Revenue: $1,457,603,000

  • Number of employees: 1,668

  • Average employee review: 3.1

Indianapolis - Circa February 2017: JPMorgan Chase Operations Center.
Indianapolis - Circa February 2017: JPMorgan Chase Operations Center.

New York

  • Company: JPMorgan Chase

  • Headquarters: New York

  • Type of Business: Financial

  • Revenue: $142,422,000,000

  • Number of employees: 256,981

  • Average employee review: 4.0

Bank of America
Bank of America

North Carolina

  • Company: Bank of America

  • Headquarters: Charlotte

  • Type of Business: Financial

  • Revenue: $113,589,000,000

  • Number of employees: 208,131

  • Average employee review: 4.0

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A home for sale sign pointing directing people to a house for sale.

North Dakota

  • Company: Investors Real Estate Trust

  • Headquarters: Minot

  • Type of Business: Real estate investment

  • Revenue: $185,755,000

  • Number of employees: 392

  • Average employee review: 4.2

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Indianapolis - Circa July 2019: Cardinal Health office.
Indianapolis - Circa July 2019: Cardinal Health office.

Ohio

  • Company: Cardinal Health

  • Headquarters: Dublin

  • Type of Business: Healthcare

  • Revenue: $145,534,000,000

  • Number of employees: 49,500

  • Average employee review: 3.7

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natural gas plant

Oklahoma

  • Company: Oneok

  • Headquarters: Tulsa

  • Type of Business: Natural gas utility

  • Revenue: $10,164,400,000

  • Number of employees: 2,882

  • Average employee review: 4.0

Beaverton, Oregon - Mar 14, 2019: Corporate office buildings at NIKE World Headquarters.
Beaverton, Oregon - Mar 14, 2019: Corporate office buildings at NIKE World Headquarters.

Oregon

  • Company: Nike

  • Headquarters: Beaverton

  • Type of Business: Footwear manufacturing

  • Revenue: $39,117,000,000

  • Number of employees: 76,700

  • Average employee review: 4.1

Comcast
Comcast

Pennsylvania

  • Company: Comcast

  • Headquarters: Philadelphia

  • Type of Business: Internet

  • Revenue: $108,942,000,000

  • Number of employees: 190,000

  • Average employee review: 3.8

SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 03: Textron missile system at Singapore Airshow February 03, 2010 in Singapore.
SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 03: Textron missile system at Singapore Airshow February 03, 2010 in Singapore.

Rhode Island

  • Company: Textron

  • Headquarters: Providence

  • Type of Business: Industrial conglomerate

  • Revenue: $13,630,000,000

  • Number of employees: 35,000

  • Average employee review: 3.7

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Set of various eco friendly packaging, disposable recyclable containers and tableware.

South Carolina

  • Company: Sonoco Products

  • Headquarters: Hartsville

  • Type of Business: Packaging

  • Revenue: $5,374,200,000

  • Number of employees: 23,000

  • Average employee review: 3.9

Electric meters in a row measuring power use.
Electric meters in a row measuring power use.

South Dakota

  • Company: NorthWestern Corp.

  • Headquarters: Sioux Falls

  • Type of Business: Utility

  • Revenue: $1,257,910,000

  • Number of employees: 1,533

  • Average employee review: 3.9

FedEx Express truck
FedEx Express truck

Tennessee

  • Company: FedEx

  • Headquarters: Memphis

  • Type of Business: Delivery services

  • Revenue: $69,693,000,000

  • Number of employees: 389,500

  • Average employee review: 3.8

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 30, 2018: McKesson headquarters in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 30, 2018: McKesson headquarters in San Francisco.

Texas

  • Company: McKesson

  • Headquarters: Irving

  • Type of Business: Healthcare

  • Revenue: $214,319,000,000

  • Number of employees: 70,000

  • Average employee review: 3.7

LOS ANGELES/CALIFORNIA - AUG.
LOS ANGELES/CALIFORNIA - AUG.

Utah

  • Company: SkyWest

  • Headquarters: St. George

  • Type of Business: Airline

  • Revenue: $2,972,000,000

  • Number of employees: 13,700

  • Average employee review: 4.0

Garbage disposal truck lifting a waste bin
Garbage disposal truck lifting a waste bin

Vermont

  • Company: Casella Waste Systems

  • Headquarters: Rutland

  • Type of Business: Waste management

  • Revenue: $743,290,ooo

  • Employees: 2,500

  • Average employee review: 3.4

Tysons Corner, Virginia, USA- January 14, 2020: Freddie Mac sign at its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Virginia, USA, Freddie Mac is a public government-sponsored enterprise (GSE).
Tysons Corner, Virginia, USA- January 14, 2020: Freddie Mac sign at its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Virginia, USA, Freddie Mac is a public government-sponsored enterprise (GSE).

Virginia

  • Company: Freddie Mac

  • Headquarters: McLean

  • Type of Business: Home loans and mortgages

  • Revenue: $75,125,000,000

  • Number of employees: 6,892

  • Average employee review: 4.0

Redmond, WA, USA - January 30, 2018: One of the biggest Microsoft signs is placed next to green trees at a public intersection near Microsoft's Redmond campus.
Redmond, WA, USA - January 30, 2018: One of the biggest Microsoft signs is placed next to green trees at a public intersection near Microsoft's Redmond campus.

Washington

  • Company: Microsoft

  • Headquarters: Redmond

  • Type of Business: Technology

  • Revenue: $125,843,000,000

  • Number of employees: 144,000

  • Average employee review: 4.4

WASHINGTON, DC, USA - December 12, 2019: United Bank ATM on street level outside a bank branch in Washington, D.
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - December 12, 2019: United Bank ATM on street level outside a bank branch in Washington, D.

West Virginia

  • Company: United Bankshares

  • Headquarters: Charleston

  • Type of Business: Bank holding

  • Revenue: $913,046,000

  • Number of employees: 2,204

  • Average employee review: 4.0

Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee Wisconsin
Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee Wisconsin

Wisconsin

  • Company: Northwestern Mutual

  • Headquarters: Milwaukee

  • Type of Business: Financial services

  • Revenue: $32,293,600,000

  • Number of employees: 5,964

  • Average employee review: 4.0

Cloud Peak Energy in Wyoming
Cloud Peak Energy in Wyoming

Wyoming

  • Company: Cloud Peak Energy

  • Headquarters: Gillette

  • Type of Business: Mining

  • Revenue: $832,400,000

  • Number of employees: 1,300

  • Average employee review: 4.0

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Chris Jennings contributed to the reporting for this article.

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 (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 best score after taking into account both factors.

For the seven states with no Fortune 500 company headquarters locations and the four states with fewer 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 Feb 17, 2021.

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