The 2007 IW U.S. 500 -- Mapping Manufacturing

The 2007 IW U.S. 500 -- Mapping Manufacturing

Seeing where the bulk of high-revenue-generating companies reside can be a telling tale.

A quick glance at the map below says a lot about manufacturing in the United States.

Plotting out where the IW U.S. 500 companies call home shows heavy concentration in California (56 companies call the Golden State home) and Texas (52 manufacturers have headquarters in the Lone Star State) -- both hot spots of manufacturing.

Once again, petroleum & coal products is the highest revenue generating industry on the IW 500 list with $1.2 trillion. Computers & other electronic products is the second-highest revenue generating industry with $544 billion.

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The Rust Belt also houses many manufacturers. Illinois has 41 companies -- including Boeing Co. (No. 13) and Caterpillar Inc. (No. 22) -- represented on the IW 500 list, Ohio contributes 32 companies with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (No. 50) and AK Steel Holding Corp. (No. 155), Pennsylvania has 28 companies including United States Steel Corp. (No. 66) and Michigan represents 27 of the 500 companies, and is home to General Motors Corp. (No. 2) and Ford Motor Co. (No. 6).


Map: Rob Schuster for IW


State # of Companies
California 56
Texas 52
New York 42
Illinois 41
Ohio 32
Pennsylvania 28
Michigan 27
Connecticut 21
Minnesota 19
New Jersey 16
Georgia 16
Missouri 16
Wisconsin 15
Massachusetts 12
North Carolina 12
Indiana 10
Maryland 8
Florida 7
Oregon 6
Virginia 6
Arizona 5
Washington 5
Oklahoma 5
Tennessee 5
Kentucky 5
Iowa 4
South Carolina 4
Colorado 4
Rhode Island 3
Alabama 3
Arkansas 2
Utah 2
Nebraska 2
Delaware 2
New Hampshire 1
Idaho 1
North Dakota 1
Kansas 1
West Virginia 1
Maine 1
Nevada 1
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