It’s common knowledge that cities, such as New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Houston, are home to huge businesses that keep the United States economy humming. But it’s not just metropolises boosting the economy. A few small, out-of-the-way places claim of the world’s biggest companies. These 15 small cities are centers for some big businesses.
1. Armonk, New York
- Population: 4,541
- Notable business: IBM
- Fortune 500 rank: No. 32
IBM isn’t the computing behemoth it once was but remains one of the largest companies on Earth. With its $79.9 billion in revenue, IBM is firmly in the upper echelon on the Fortune 500, and it’s headquartered in a small town along the Connecticut border.
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