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    Fortune 1000 Braggin' Rights for Lone Star State

    Texas emerges as dominant state and region for business

    As Fortune Magazine released its seminal list of big companies online, the numbers came in big for Texas. According to the site, the Lone Star state had more companies in the top 500 than other state. Additionally, Irving-based Exxon-Mobil edged out Wal-Mart to become the only member of the Fortune 1 list.

    Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
    Texas 64
    New York 56
    California 51

    In the overall top 1000, Texas took 118 spots and, of those, 114 companies were based in Texas Triangle.

    Within the Triangle, here's how the regions breakout:
    1. Houston Area - 56
    2. Dallas-Fort Worth - 48
    3. Austin/San Antonio - 10
    The four remaining Fortune 1000 firms were 1 in El Paso, 1 in Corpus Christi, 1 in Pittsburg, and 1 in Angleton.

    With these numbers, it's now undeniable that Texas and the Texas Triangle has emerged as a dominant business community in the United States and the world.



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