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America branded: States mapped out showing which product it is most famous for
UK Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2013 | James Nye

Posted on 06/26/2013 7:11:12 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

General Motors and Michigan, Starbucks and Washington, Walmart and Arkansas, Apple and California.

A new map sweeping the Internet entitled the Corporate States of America lists the brands, albeit subjectively, that the creator, Steve Lovelace feels best fits each of the 50 states of the union.

The criteria for each brand were that it is still based in the state of origin and that of course is still in business as of 2012.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: businesses; geography
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1 posted on 06/26/2013 7:11:12 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ha! Look at Florida!


2 posted on 06/26/2013 7:12:53 AM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: MNDude

Yup, almost one on every street corner. :-)


3 posted on 06/26/2013 7:13:30 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Cars are big in Michigan but farming and outdoor recreational are both nearly as big.


4 posted on 06/26/2013 7:16:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MNDude

ExxonMobil is notorious? This from a fish wrap in a country that spawned BP. Gee what is London famous for these days? Fish and chips! Which at least give some function for the daily mail.


5 posted on 06/26/2013 7:19:18 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The only thriving industry in all 50 states are prisons.


6 posted on 06/26/2013 7:19:22 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: MNDude

Couldn’t read Vermont. Was it libtards?


7 posted on 06/26/2013 7:23:39 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Proud to be born in the Anheueser-Busch state, grew up eating burgers and fries at Sonic, and settled my roots in the state of Coca-cola :)


8 posted on 06/26/2013 7:24:15 AM PDT by melissa_in_ga (Laz would hit it.)
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To: dblshot

These days, London is more famous for curry than fish and chips.
But London remains one of the great financial centers of the world.


9 posted on 06/26/2013 7:25:02 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: melissa_in_ga
Proud to be in the Dr Pepper state.

Dr Pepper and Whataburger are what's missed the most by family who've had to leave the Lone Star state.

10 posted on 06/26/2013 7:28:14 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wisconsin is Harley Davidson? What happened to cheese?


11 posted on 06/26/2013 7:29:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Jane Long

Where in the world did they go? Dr. Pepper is available everywhere!


12 posted on 06/26/2013 7:31:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ConservativeStatement

I would have assumed they’d pick Target for us, but I guess they went with Pillsbury.

I had no idea that Saks was based in Alabama; I figured it was New York. Maybe it moved?

Also, New Mexico: I have never heard of Allsup’s.


13 posted on 06/26/2013 7:35:31 AM PDT by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: ConservativeStatement
Whirlpool bought Maytag and closed the corporate headquarters in Iowa as well as the Newton, Ia. manufacturing plant.
14 posted on 06/26/2013 7:36:22 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: afraidfortherepublic

NY and NV...it’s easy to find Mr Pibb, Dr Pepper...not so much.


15 posted on 06/26/2013 7:36:51 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I take issue with some of the choices. Bank of America, which represents North Carolina, started in Los Angeles.

Florida should be represented by a sugar or fruit juice company.

California, the Wine State, should be represented by a winery such as Galleano or Filippi (I’m partial to the Cucamonga Valley).

And one usually doesn’t associate Wyoming with tacos.


16 posted on 06/26/2013 7:38:45 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Jane Long

Really??? I used to live in New York for a few years, and Dr Pepper was everywhere, whereas I don’t think I EVER saw Mr Pibb. We have plenty of both up here in Minnesota.


17 posted on 06/26/2013 7:39:34 AM PDT by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: Jane Long

Really??? I used to live in New York for a few years, and Dr Pepper was everywhere, whereas I don’t think I EVER saw Mr Pibb. We have plenty of both up here in Minnesota.


18 posted on 06/26/2013 7:39:34 AM PDT by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: Fiji Hill

I thought BofA started in San Francisco?


19 posted on 06/26/2013 7:40:09 AM PDT by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

From Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saks_Incorporated

Saks Incorporated, originally Proffitt’s Inc. until 1998,

Founded: Birmingham, Alabama United States (1919 as Proffitt’s, Inc.)

It was founded in Birmingham, Alabama and is currently headquartered in New York City.

Proffitt’s Inc. began as five Proffitt’s stores in the Knoxville, Tennessee metropolitan area.

After acquiring Parisian, Proffitt’s relocated its corporate headquarters to Birmingham, Alabama from Knoxville in October 1997.


20 posted on 06/26/2013 7:42:21 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Jane Long

Love my Dr. Pepper. I have to admit that I never drank it before I lived in TX, but I became hooked on it quickly. It is widely available in WI, WA, and CA, just to ease your mind, if traveling.


21 posted on 06/26/2013 7:44:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

B of A started in LA in 1923 and later merged with SF’s Bank of Italy, which changed its name to Bank of America in the 1930’s There are a couple of older buildings in Southern California that still have Bank of Italy signs.


22 posted on 06/26/2013 7:44:11 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

But, you won’t find a Whataburger up there!! ;^)


23 posted on 06/26/2013 7:47:17 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jane Long
Dr. Pepper and Whataburger are what's missed the most by family who've had to leave the Lone Star state.

When I visit Texas, I always try to eat at least one meal at a Taco Cabana. I don't believe any exist west of the Rio Grande.

24 posted on 06/26/2013 7:47:33 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

BOA was started in San Francisco. It originally was Bank of Italy and changed its name (I think) around WWII. Maybe it was earlier. My parents always banked with BOA, and my mother (99) still has accounts there.

Funny thing — there is NO BOA branch in Wisconsin. I manage my mother’s affairs now and cannot “run down to the bank” to straighten out little confusions. I have to do it by mail, or put the check in my account and do an on-line transfer for deposits.


25 posted on 06/26/2013 7:49:16 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ConservativeStatement
Wrong on Kentucky.
90% of the world's bourbon is made here.
The Bourbon Trail is famous.


26 posted on 06/26/2013 7:50:25 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Slump Tester
I couldn't read Vermont, either--perhaps it's Green Mountain Coffee--which, one assumes, is made from coffee beans grown in Vermont's Green Mountains.
27 posted on 06/26/2013 7:51:50 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Jane Long

I’ve never seen a Whataburger outside of Texas.


28 posted on 06/26/2013 7:53:08 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

I know there are Whataburger’s in AZ and AL - and maybe FL?


29 posted on 06/26/2013 7:56:20 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Vermont is Ben and Jerry’s.
There is a larger photo at the artist’s website,

http://steve-lovelace.com/the-corporate-states-of-america


30 posted on 06/26/2013 7:56:39 AM PDT by jeannineinsd
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sinclair gas still exists? Last I heard it changed its name to ARCO (some forty years ago) . . . then it disappeared.


31 posted on 06/26/2013 7:56:55 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

“Also, New Mexico: I have never heard of Allsup’s.”

Allsups is a chain of convenience stores who also happen to have the best fried burrito you will ever taste. Addictive. They’re all over New Mexico and west Texas....every small town there has an Allsup’s.

“I’ve never seen a Whataburger outside of Texas.”

They’re all over the South and Southwest from Georgia to Arizona.


32 posted on 06/26/2013 7:58:59 AM PDT by FAA
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To: Zionist Conspirator

From wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Oil_Corporation

Currently headquartered in Salt Lake City, Sinclair is the 38th-largest private company in the United States.[12] There are 2,607 Sinclair filling stations in 20 states in the Western and Midwestern United States. As of 2010, the corporation currently operates two refineries — one in Casper, Wyoming, and one in Sinclair, Wyoming.


33 posted on 06/26/2013 7:59:36 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ChildOfThe60s

34 posted on 06/26/2013 8:01:06 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
WTF???

OK. I looked at that map in some detail.

I'd have to say the Brits got exactly 0/50 correct.

Epic Fail.

IMO.

35 posted on 06/26/2013 8:02:37 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Albertson’s for Idaho? Well...I guess it could be worse. Much worse, now that I think about it.


36 posted on 06/26/2013 8:02:58 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Gino's Pizza" is what West Virginia is known for?!?

Although their pizza is pretty good, I don't think they even have a presence outside the state, hardly a "nationally" known brand.

37 posted on 06/26/2013 8:03:40 AM PDT by apillar
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To: ConservativeStatement

seldom has such absolute nonsense been so well sold as a serious revelation of anything other than its creator’s imagination


38 posted on 06/26/2013 8:07:44 AM PDT by Wuli (qu)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You are correct. Bank of Italy pre-dates the 1906 SF Earthquake. He bought a controlling stake in a failing LA bank called “Bank of America” in the 1930s and changed the name of the enterprise soon thereafter.

A.P. Gianini (founder) was one of the visionaries behind the branch and inter-state banking model that we now take for granted. Largely grown through acquisitions, the corporate headquarters shifted to Charlotte NC in 1999 when they “merged” with NationsBank.

I thought BofA did have a presence in Wisconsin from it’s acquisition of LaSalle Bank about 5 years ago, though I could be wrong.


39 posted on 06/26/2013 8:10:46 AM PDT by ssaftler (Oh, hell YEAH!!!! This is absolutely Obama's fault)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I can’t read Maryland - but I have a sinking feeling that it’s NOT Natty Boh...


40 posted on 06/26/2013 8:11:41 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: mrs. a

Maryland is GEICO.


41 posted on 06/26/2013 8:14:44 AM PDT by jeannineinsd
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To: ConservativeStatement
Currently headquartered in Salt Lake City, Sinclair is the 38th-largest private company in the United States.[12] There are 2,607 Sinclair filling stations in 20 states in the Western and Midwestern United States. As of 2010, the corporation currently operates two refineries — one in Casper, Wyoming, and one in Sinclair, Wyoming.

Well I will be . . . I thought Sinclair disappeared off the face of the earth. I was nuts about that dinosaur when I was a kid! Then they became the Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO) . . . and then they were gone.

Why have so many formerly national gas companies become regional? I haven't seen a Gulf station in so long I assumed that BP was them under a new name. Then I learned that Gulf was now restricted to the Northeast. What's up with that? And they used to have a national promotion with Disney, giving away a Disney magazine with so much gas bought. They also had those horseshoes to stick up in the back windshield to symbolize their "no-knock" gas.

How long has it been since anyone has seen a "DX" station?

42 posted on 06/26/2013 8:14:50 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Hershey is correct.


43 posted on 06/26/2013 8:15:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: ConservativeStatement

All I can say is “yummmmm, chocolate!”


44 posted on 06/26/2013 8:19:47 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (I personally welcome our new NSA overlords...ok guys, where did I leave my privacy? It's missing!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
I just read the Wikipedia pages for "Arco" and "Sinclair". they're fascinating tales of mergers, acquisitions, and spinoffs ... with BP and Fedzilla antitrust regulators thrown in for good measure.

I won't even attempt to summarize.

45 posted on 06/26/2013 8:20:37 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ssaftler

There is no branch in Wisconsin where you can make a deposit. BOA does have a presence through Wells Fargo, which they also acquired; but Wells Fargo cannot accept deposits for BOA. I’ve checked.


46 posted on 06/26/2013 8:21:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave
Really? Hershey is the dominant corporation in Penn? To the point where the whole state should be identified as "Hershey"?

OK ...

In fact, I object to the whole thing. Some states may be strongly identified with one or another industry or type of product, but to distill that to a particular corporate brand is IMO utterly false.

CA == Apple Computer??? Really??? Baloney!

Texas == Dr. Pepper???? Really? A bloody soft drink??? Nonsense!

Sorry, Dave ... I think it's all garbage.

47 posted on 06/26/2013 8:25:22 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: jeannineinsd

He’ll, none of us MDers even knew that stupid Gecko came from around here!


48 posted on 06/26/2013 8:25:53 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Jane Long

Yes, my Texas friends remind me of this on a regular basis, much as my California friends do with In N Out (which is apparently now also in Texas).


49 posted on 06/26/2013 8:25:53 AM PDT by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well how about that. It looks like the Saks brand started in NYC in 1898 and was aqcuqired by Proffitt’s in 1998, who then took the name as their own.


50 posted on 06/26/2013 8:28:01 AM PDT by MinnesotaLibertarian
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