Fortune's 100 Best Companies To Work For Mapped

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Fortune have released their list of the 100 best companies to work for in 2014, and here at Expert Market US we have broken the list down. The map below shows how many of America’s best places to work have their headquarters located in each state.

Map showing Fortune's 100 best companies to work for be state

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Each year Fortune partners with the Great Places to Work Institute to create the list. The 2014 results were announced in January.

Unsurprisingly California is way out in front. 17 of America’s best companies (according to Fortune) have their headquarters here.

California also has 5 companies in the top 10 – Google (#1), Genentech (#6), Salesforce.com (#7), Intuit (#8) and DPR Construction (#10).

Texas isn’t far behind. 12 companies on the list have their headquarters here, the highest ranked entry being Camden Property Trust at number 11.

There is at least one of Fortune’s 100 best companies in 27 of America’s 50 states (there is also one in the District of Columbia). This means there are 23 states who do not have a single entry on the list.

List in Numbers

1. California - 17
2. Texas - 12
3. New York - 9
4. Florida - 5
5. New Jersey - 5
6. Georgia - 4
7. Michigan - 4
8. Missouri - 4
9. Virginia - 4
10. Washington - 4
11. Maryland - 3
12. Massachusetts - 3
13. Minnesota - 3
14. Ohio - 3
15. Oklahoma - 3
16. North Carolina - 2
17. Tennessee - 2
18. Colorado - 1
19. Connecticut -  1
20. Delaware - 1
21. Illinois - 1
22. Indiana - 1
23. Nebraska - 1
24. Nevada - 1
25. Oregon - 1
26. Pennsylvania - 1
27. Utah - 1
28. Wisconsin - 1
29. Alabama - 0
30. Alaska - 0
31. Arizona - 0
32. Arkansas - 0
33. Hawaii - 0
34. Idaho - 0
35. Iowa - 0
36. Kansas-  0
37. Kentucky - 0
38. Louisiana - 0
39. Maine - 0
40. Mississippi - 0
41. Montana - 0
42. New Hampshire -  0
43. New Mexico - 0
44. North Dakota - 0
45. Rhode Island - 0
46. South Carolina -  0
47. South Dakota - 0
48. Vermont - 0
49. West Virginia - 0
50. Wyoming - 0

The eagle eyed among you will have noticed this list only adds up to 98. This is because Arnold & Porter's headquarters are in Washington D.C, and Four Seasons Hotels are in Toronto, Canada.


Focus on the Technology Sector

There are 19 technology companies on Fortune's list of the 100 best places to work in America. More than half of these are based in California as you may expect.

But there are also plenty of opportunities to work for one of the best tech companies in the US outside of Silicon Valley, as the map below shows.

Fortune's best technology companies to work for by state map

Some of the best technology companies are based in Texas, Washington, Missouri and five other states. Here is a list of the technology businesses who made Fortune's top 100:

1. Google - California

2. SAS - North Carolina

6. Genentech - California

7. Salesforce.com - California

8. Intuit - California

20. Ultimate Software - Florida

29. Rackspace Hosting - Texas

32. Qualcomm - California

33. NetApp - California

34. World Wide Technology - Missouri

38. Zappos.com - Nevada

55. Cisco - California

70. Autodesk - California

72. Novo Nordisk - New Jersey

83. Adobe Systems - California

84. Intel - California

86. Microsoft - Washington

93. Hyland Software - Ohio

98. Hitachi Data Systems - California

You can see the full list of Fortune's 100 best companies to work for America here: Fortune 100 For 2014.

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