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Table 8
Fortune 500 Headquarters Per Million Residents, 1998
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Connecticut 5.5 27 Maryland 1.2
2 Delaware 4.1 28 Alabama 1.2
3 Nebraska 3.6 29 Florida 1.0
4 Illinois 3.5 30 Kentucky 1.0
5 NEW YORK 3.4 31 Indiana 1.0
6 New Jersey 3.2 32 North Carolina 0.9
7 Minnesota 3.2 33 Tennessee 0.9
8 Rhode Island 3.0 34 New Hampshire 0.9
9 Massachusetts 2.8 35 Kansas 0.8
10 Missouri 2.8 36 Iowa 0.7
11 Ohio 2.7 37 Utah 0.5
12 Virginia 2.7 38 Arizona 0.4
13 Idaho 2.5 39 Mississippi 0.4
14 Pennsylvania 2.4 40 South Carolina 0.3
15 Arkansas 2.0 41 Louisiana 0.2
16 Georgia 1.9 42 Alaska 0.0
17 Texas 1.9 43 Hawaii 0.0
18 California 1.6 44 Montana 0.0
19 Maine 1.6 45 Nevada 0.0
20 Washington 1.6 46 New Mexico 0.0
21 Wisconsin 1.6 47 North Dakota 0.0
22 South Dakota 1.4 48 Vermont 0.0
23 Michigan 1.3 49 West Virginia 0.0
24 Colorado 1.3 50 Wyoming 0.0
25 Oregon 1.2 U.S. average 1.9
26 Oklahoma 1.2 N.Y.S. % above avg. 78.9%
Source: State Policy Reports, data from Fortune
New York boasts 61 Fortune 500 businesses, more than any other state.
We're also home to 24 of the Inc. 500, and 6 of the PC Magazine 500.

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