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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 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

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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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Florida

  • Company: Publix
  • Headquarters: Lakeland
  • Type of Business: Supermarket
  • Revenue: $38,462,800,000
  • Number of employees: 207,000
  • Average employee review: 3.9

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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
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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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Illinois

  • Company: Boeing
  • Headquarters: Chicago
  • Type of Business: Aerospace
  • Revenue: $79,395,300,000
  • Number of employees: 57,672
  • Average employee review: 3.8
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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Montana

  • Company: Glacier Bancorp
  • Headquarters: Kalispell
  • Type of Business: Banking
  • Revenue: $676,951,000
  • Number of employees: 2,826
  • Average employee review: 3.4

 

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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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
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Pennsylvania

  • Company: Comcast
  • Headquarters: Philadelphia
  • Type of Business: Internet
  • Revenue: $108,942,000,000
  • Number of employees: 190,000
  • Average employee review: 3.8
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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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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
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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

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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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Texas

  • Company: McKesson
  • Headquarters: Irving
  • Type of Business: Healthcare
  • Revenue: $214,319,000,000
  • Number of employees: 70,000
  • Average employee review: 3.7
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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
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Vermont

  • Company: Casella Waste Systems
  • Headquarters: Rutland 
  • Type of Business: Waste management
  • Revenue: $743,290,ooo
  • Employees: 2,500
  • Average employee review: 3.4
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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
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Washington

  • Company: Microsoft
  • Headquarters: Redmond
  • Type of Business: Technology
  • Revenue: $125,843,000,000
  • Number of employees: 144,000
  • Average employee review: 4.4
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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
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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
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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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