Markets with the Most Fortune 500 Headquarters in 2021
New York continues to rank as the nation’s top market for Fortune 500 headquarters. The nation’s 500 biggest revenue-generating businesses produce a total of $13.8 trillion in revenue, or roughly two-thirds of the nation’s economy, according to the recently released rankings for 2021. New York laid claim to the headquarters of 49 of these Fortune 500 companies, once again ranking as the nation’s top spot. The remainder of the 2021 rankings were also similar to 2020 numbers, with Chicago ranking as the #2 market, home to 36 Fortune 500 companies after gaining one top business this year. Two big Texas markets – Houston and Dallas – have 23 and 20 Fortune 500 headquarters, respectively. San Jose ranked #5 with 19 Fortune 500 companies, followed by Washington, DC with 17 companies. Both those markets had the same number of Fortune 500 headquarters in 2021 as they did in 2020. Minneapolis and Atlanta tied for the #7 spot, both with 16 Fortune 500 headquarters. Boston gained one Fortune 500 headquarters in 2021, taking the total to 15. Newark, Philadelphia and San Francisco tied for the #10 spot, each with 13 Fortune 500 headquarters.