Bye Bye, New York

Bye Bye, New York

One of the most significant shifts in American business over the last several decades has been the shrinking number of big corporations headquartered in New York City.  At first, some moved “upstate” to the New York suburbs and to Connecticut.  But more...

1955 Fortune 500 companies no longer independent

Here is our first effort to list the companies that were on the Fortune 500 list in 1955 that no longer exist as independent companies.  We have more work to do here, going down the entire list.  But it should remind us of all the fallen giants! Source:...

Largest Companies 1917 and 1929

Here are lists of selected large American companies in 1917 and 1929.  The notes on the spreadsheet tabs are important to read. Source: Forbes Magazine 50th Anniversary Issue, 9/15/1967 Largest Companies 1917 and 1929 (XLSX) In our continuing research, we...
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