The Most Famous Brand From Each State In The US

June 25, 2013


Note: Larger, more legible version HERE but you still won't be able to read the really small states, which is exactly why they should just join together to form one bigger state.

This is the Corporate States of America, a map of the US created by Steve Lovelace (I love sheer mesh!) showing the most famous brand from each state. Like, the most famous brand headquartered in a particular state. Although I just read some comments about the map and people were arguing that Illinois should be McDonalds, Ohio should be Victoria's Secret, Pepsi should be South Carolina, etc, etc. So, yeah, maybe it's all crap. I just liked all the pretty colors.

Thanks to my buddy Brian, who bought an island off New England and tried to form his own state but abandoned the project after finding out his wife planned to run against him for governor. Haha, Katrina. I'd vote for her too.

  • Looks like a "Dave"

    Why GM and not Ford for Michigan?

  • Adamant


  • Frag Monger

    I'd argue that Microsoft is more famous that Starbucks.

  • Katie

    Hooters for Florida? I thought it would be Gatorade!

  • I have no idea who most of these companies are.

  • bobjr94

    In Washington, Microsoft & Boeing are rather well known as well.

  • Matty Spinny

    California should be Pixar.

  • Tim Marshall

    It should be Disney over Pixar.

  • dontfeedthebears

    or mcdonalds

  • And you thought senior citizens chose Florida to retire because of the weather.

  • iofo61

    Illinois = McDonald's.

    Minnesota = 3M, for crying out loud. Pillsbury?

  • Tim Marshall

    McDonald's started in California.

  • iofo61

    The corporate headquarters are in Oak Brook, IL and the first modern corporate McDonald's restaurant opened in DesPlaines, IL in 1955.

    So, yeah, Illinois.

  • Tim Marshall

    Doesn't change the fact that McDonald's was founded in 1940 by the McDonald brothers in San Bernardino, California. Without them, Ray Kroc wouldn't have bought them out 15 years later and started the corporation. So yeah, California.

  • iofo61

    The map is of the Corporate States of America. McDonald's was not a corporation until Illinois and Ray Kroc. Nice try, though.

  • Nah, he's right. The original McDonalds is in San Bernadino, CA. Check it out here:

    Even the wikipedia page mentions the "McDonalds First Store Museum" is actually the 9th McDonalds. So yes, Illinois can be known as the home of the 9th McDonalds.

  • Florida = Burger King, Publix, Winn-Dixie or Office Depot

  • Tim Marshall

    Or Outback.

  • basejabber

    Once upon a time, BofA was from California

  • uglybuckling

    This is correct, and NC should clearly be Pepsi anyway, inasmuch as Pepsi absolutely destroys BoA for profits and for brand recognition both.

    BoA is, however, headquartered in NC. Still wrong, but not as bad as if it had nothing to do with this state.

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