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These Companies Wield the Most Power in Each State

Countless Americans don a familiar blue vest every day.

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What’s the biggest private employer in the United States of America? Many corporations come to mind. The healthcare industry dominates, with the field of education trailing closely behind. However, one single retailer employs more people nationwide than the university systems of 10 states combined! 

Over a million people work for this recognizable company. It’s not the golden arches or the silver apple. If you’ve ever taken a road trip through the American South or the Midwest, you’re likely familiar with the answer. 

Check out the map below from Visual Capitalist to see which companies effectively rule which states.

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