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Here Are the Most Valuable Companies in Every Major City

America’s economy is on a roll. Here’s the most valuable company in your nearest metro.

President Donald Trump’s first calendar year in office is wrapping up, and the economy is growing at a respectable pace. Whether you think it’s a good thing or not, some of the prime beneficiaries of this economic boom have been America’s largest and most valuable companies. At the time of writing, the S&P 500 (which includes some of America’s foremost corporate giants) has had a winning month every month for the last 12 months, a first in history.

Here are the most valuable companies, by market capitalization, in the 10 largest metropolitan areas as of December 31, 2017.

1. New York-Newark-Jersey City

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J.P. Morgan Chase

With a market cap of $371 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 $162 billion.

3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin

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Boeing

Headquartered in downtown Chicago, the aircraft manufacturing company is valued at $176 billion in the open market.

4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

ExxonMobil

Headquartered right outside Dallas city limits in Irving, America’s largest oil company, and the former employer of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, has a market value of $354 billion.

5. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

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ConocoPhilips

With a market cap of $66 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 $92 billion.

7. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

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Comcast

With its two skyscrapers dominating the Philadelphia skyline, this telecommunications conglomerate is valued at $187 billion.

8. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

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Carnival Cruise Line

Due to becoming the the world’s largest cruise line, this Miami-based company has earned a market valuation of $47 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 $221 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 $151 billion.

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