A state’s economy is nothing without the businesses that call it home. However, these companies are not created equally – bigger businesses naturally have outsized influence, generating more revenue, employing more people and (at least theoretically) paying more taxes. So given that corporations are now ‘people’, who really runs your state in this crony-capitalist land of the free?
Some may be surprising: Chevron (not Apple) runs California, Costco (not Microsoft) runs Washington, and Sands run Nevada.
Some are less so: Berkshire Hathaway runs Nebraska, GM runs Michigan, and ExxonMobil runs Texas.
Who really runs your state?