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Food for Thought: The Most Valuable Companies in Every Major Metro

America’s economy has been on a roll. Here’s the most valuable company in your nearest metropolitan area.

While the markets have retreated from their all-time highs earlier this year, the American economy is still growing at a respectable pace. While the ordinary American can claim some of the benefits, the prime beneficiaries of the booming economy have been America’s largest and most valuable companies.

By year-end 2017, here are the most valuable companies in America’s 10 largest cities by market capitalization:

1. New York-Newark-Jersey City

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J.P. Morgan Chase

With a market cap of $389 billion, it is fitting that the largest firm in the world’s financial capital is also a financial powerhouse. The Manhattan-headquartered company is followed by fellow financial services firms Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.

2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

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The Walt Disney Company

Headquartered in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank, this entertainment conglomerate has a market value of $165 billion.

3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin

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Headquartered in downtown Chicago, the aircraft manufacturing company is valued at $213 billion in the open market.

4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington


Headquartered right outside Dallas city limits in Irving, America’s largest oil company, has a market value of $347 billion.

5. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

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With a market cap of just under $83 billion, this oil exploration and production is headquartered in the Houston Energy Corridor next to offices of other oil giants like BP America, Citgo, and the Shell Oil Company.

6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

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Lockheed Martin

With its headquarters next door to Capitol Hill and the Pentagon, this Bethesda-based arms, aerospace, and advanced technology company boasts a market value of $91 billion.

7. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

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With its two skyscrapers dominating the Philadelphia skyline, this telecommunications and media conglomerate is valued at $157 billion.

8. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

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Carnival Cruise Line

As the world’s largest cruise line company, this Miami-based firm claims a market valuation of $41 billion.

9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

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Home Depot 

Beating out the likes of United Parcel Service, Delta Air Lines, and The Coca-Cola Company, this Atlanta-based home improvement retailing firm boasts a valuation of $232 billion.

10. Boston-Cambridge-Newton

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General Electric

With its headquarters in South Boston, this multinational conglomerate has a market cap of $112 billion.