#4 – How It Works
So with this map-making process comes a lot of data that’s involved. That’s why the company who did it, Broadview, used Yahoo!’s financial reports to see which companies generated the most revenues and employ the most people within that state’s borders.
#5 – Small Beginnings
The beautiful thing about this map is that it shows you the diversity of ideas that come from lesser-respected parts of the country. For example, did you know that Walmart is still based in its home state of Arkansas? The only thing people know about that state is that Bill Clinton is from there.
#6 – Bigger Surprises
Where do you think NIKE is based? New York, California, Texas? If you guessed any of these, you’d be dead wrong. Oregon houses the athletic footwear and clothing giant and has taken over the world with its genius marketing and products.