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Isn't it great that AT&T is now a Texas Company. Though many people have negative feelings with the bells, I have even more negative feelings with Time Warner and hope that AT&T can be a serious competitor in the local cable monopoly.

I have many friends who have worked for SWB/SBC for a gazillion years and I would rather send my hard earned money to this Texas based company than Time Warner.

I am so looking forward to the day that they provide cable-like programming to my home. Even if the price is similar, I would rather spend my money with them and terminate my subscription with Time Warner.

I have been getting DSL from SBC for almost 5 years and I have been very happy with my service. I recall that it's only gone out twice. In fact we had both SBC and Time Warner for about a year because of my roommate and her Time Warner was always cutting out and thus she was always jumping on my computer.

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Aside from New York, Houston doesn't have another city close to it's 23.

Also interesting that Texas has 2 cities in the top 5.

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Aside from New York, Houston doesn't have another city close to it's 23.

Also interesting that Texas has 2 cities in the top 5.

Did you see that Texas is the only state on that list THREE times?! :blush:

I was surprised to see that California had only one city on that list: San Fransisco. I assumed Los Angeles would be on the list someplace. Remember what happened when you assume :P

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Our fair city is 2nd only to NYC in Fortune 500 companies B)

2006 Listings

If you click on Texas, it'll show you every single Fortune 500 company in the state. There's 102 of them, over a fifth of all 500. Compare that to 110 in California, 92 in New York (although the NYC area bleeds into NJ and CT), and 62 in Illinois. I think that we're probably right about in-line with our population when you add it all up.

I see why Houston appears to have so many. They counted by the political boundaries of each city, not by region or MSA. And Houston is geographically huge, encompassing many of its suburban employment centers, unlike most central cities.

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If you click on Texas, it'll show you every single Fortune 500 company in the state. There's 102 of them, over a fifth of all 500.

Actually, Texas is home to 102 companies from the Fortune 1000 list; there are 56 Texas based companies on the Fortune 500 list.

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Actually, Texas is home to 102 companies from the Fortune 1000 list; there are 56 Texas based companies on the Fortune 500 list.

Oh, yes. You are right...but the thing about them not counting suburban locations as being part of the central city is still accurate.

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I wonder where shell would rank if it was an American company. Granted the worldwide headquarters is in the Hague.

Thanks for the info! That's awsome!

[off_topic]kimberly, isn't that a picture of Dallas in your avatar? Or was that on purpose?[/off_topic]

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I wonder where shell would rank if it was an American company. Granted the worldwide headquarters is in the Hague.

[off_topic]kimberly, isn't that a picture of Dallas in your avatar? Or was that on purpose?[/off_topic]

its only the Shell Oil Division HQ's here ;)

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Oh yeah, oh yeah :D:P:P

Speaking of "big companies that have their headquarters in the state", I got some numbers on the 2006 Fortune 500 today, and Texas has passed up NY for the first time - 56 to 55 - making us the big numero uno, ahead of even CA (52), a state with almost twice our population. Can you say "$60+ oil"? Houston is still a strong #2 with 23 to NYC's 44, and well ahead of #3 Atlanta(14), #4 Dallas (11), and #5 Chicago (10) (city list - everybody else 7 or below). Atlanta still lists BellSouth, which should get absorbed by San Antonio-based AT&T/SBC this year. Chicago, and Dallas for that matter, would have a whole lot more if you looked at their metro areas instead of just the city - but Houston still has almost half of Texas' total, with the rest spread in the "Texas Triangle" between DFW, San Antonio, and Round Rock (...um, I mean 'Austin').

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Oh yeah, oh yeah :D:P:P

Speaking of "big companies that have their headquarters in the state", I got some numbers on the 2006 Fortune 500 today, and Texas has passed up NY for the first time - 56 to 55 - making us the big numero uno, ahead of even CA (52), a state with almost twice our population. Can you say "$60+ oil"? Houston is still a strong #2 with 23 to NYC's 44, and well ahead of #3 Atlanta(14), #4 Dallas (11), and #5 Chicago (10) (city list - everybody else 7 or below). Atlanta still lists BellSouth, which should get absorbed by San Antonio-based AT&T/SBC this year. Chicago, and Dallas for that matter, would have a whole lot more if you looked at their metro areas instead of just the city - but Houston still has almost half of Texas' total, with the rest spread in the "Texas Triangle" between DFW, San Antonio, and Round Rock (...um, I mean 'Austin').

OH HELL YEAH!!

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do you happen to have a list of the fortune 500 companies in houston?

I don't have the Houston list alone. However, search the internet and I'll bet there is one out there. I love Houston too. :wub:

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I could have sworn we didn't have that many corporations in Houston.

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do you happen to have a list of the fortune 500 companies in houston?

ConocoPhillips

Marathon Oil

Plains All American Pipeline

Sysco

Halliburton

Lyondell Chemical

Waste Management

Enterprise Products

Continental Airlines

Reliant Energy

Kinder Morgan Energy

CenterPoint Energy

TEPPCO Partners

Burlington Resources

Apache

Baker Hughes

Enbridge Energy Partners

Dynegy

Group 1 Automotive

Smith International

National Oilwell Varco

El Paso

Frontier Oil

Anadarko Petroleum (The Woodlands)

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ConocoPhillips

Marathon Oil

Plains All American Pipeline

Sysco

Halliburton

Lyondell Chemical

Waste Management

Enterprise Products

Continental Airlines

Reliant Energy

Kinder Morgan Energy

CenterPoint Energy

TEPPCO Partners

Burlington Resources

Apache

Baker Hughes

Enbridge Energy Partners

Dynegy

Group 1 Automotive

Smith International

National Oilwell Varco

El Paso

Frontier Oil

Anadarko Petroleum (The Woodlands)

You forgot SHell,Exxon-Mobile,Chevron-Texaco,Citgo,and isn't Valero?

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You forgot SHell,Exxon-Mobile,Chevron-Texaco,Citgo,and isn't Valero?

Shell-The Hague, UK

Exxon-Mobil-Irving, TX

Chevron-Texaco-San Ramon, CA

Valero-San Antonio, TX

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Texas Rank; Company; Fortune 500 Rank; Annual revenue; HQ

1 Exxon Mobil..................1.....339,938.0.......Irving

2 ConocoPhillips..............6.....166,683.0....... Houston

3 Valero Energy..............15.....81,362.0.......San Antonio

4 Marathon Oil................23.....58,958.0.......Houston

5 Dell..............................25.....55,908.0. ......Round Rock

6 AT&T............................39.....43,862.0...... .San Antonio

7 Plains Pipeline.............65.....31,177.3.......Houston

8 Sysco...........................68.....30,281.9... ....Houston

9 Halliburton..................103....20,994.0...... .Houston

10 AMR..........................105....20,712.0...... .Fort Worth

11 EDS..........................108....20,537.0...... .Plano

12 J.C. Penney...............118....18,781.0.......Plano

13 Lyondell Chem..........121....18,606.0.......Houston

14 Tesoro......................132....16,473.0....... San Antonio

15 Kimberly-Clark..........140....15,902.6.......Irving

16 D.R. Horton...............162....13,863.7.......Fort Worth

17 Texas Inst................167....13,392.0.......Dallas

18 Fluor.........................169....13,161.1..... ..Irving

19 Waste Mgmt..............170....13,074.0.......Houston

20 BNSF..........................171....12,987.0..... ..Fort Worth

21 Centex......................175....12,859.7....... Dallas

22 Enterprise Prod.........183....12,257.0.......Houston

23 USAA........................189....11,980.4....... San Antonio

24 Continental...............207....11,208.0.......Houston

25 Dean Foods..............216....10,900.3.......Dallas

26 Reliant Energy..........220....10,708.0.......Houston

27 TXU...........................228....10,449.0..... ..Dallas

28 Tenet Healthcare......236....10,052.0.......Dallas

29 Kinder Morgan...........243.....9,787.1.......Houston

30 CenterPoint...............244.....9,784.0.......Houston

31 Clear Channel...........252.....9,468.9.......San Antonio

32 TEPPCO.....................267.....8,618.5.......Houston

33 Burlington.................298.....7,587.0.......Houston

34 Apache.....................299.....7,584.2.......Houston

35 Southwest................300.....7,584.0.......Dallas

36 Baker Hughes............310.....7,218.0.......Houston

37 Anadarko...................314.....7,100.0.......The Woodlands

38 Commercial Metals....329.....6,592.7.......Irving

39 Enbridge...................335.....6,476.9.......Houston

40 Dynegy......................337.....6,438.0....... Houston

41 Energy Transfer.........347.....6,274.3.......Dallas

42 Celanese...................356.....6,070.0.......Dallas

43 Group 1 Auto.............361.....5,969.6.......Houston

44 Blockbuster...............366.....5,864.4.......Dallas

45 Freescale...................368.....5,843.0....... Austin

46 Pilgrim's Pride............382.....5,666.3.......Pittsburg

47 Smith Intl...................390.....5,579.0.......Houston

48 RadioShack................423.....5,081.7.......Fort Worth

49 Atmos Energy............430.....4,973.3.......Dallas

50 Triad Hospitals...........432.....4,916.6.......Plano

51 Temple-Inland...........433.....4,910.0.......Austin

52 Whole Foods.............449.....4,701.3.......Austin

53 National Oilwell.........452.....4,644.5.......Houston

54 El Paso......................455.....4,596.0.......Houston

55 ACS...........................471.....4,351.2..... ..Dallas

56 Frontier Oil................496.....4,001.2.......Houston

DFW - 22

1 Exxon Mobil..................1.....339,938.0.......Irving

10 AMR..........................105....20,712.0...... .Fort Worth

11 EDS..........................108....20,537.0...... .Plano

12 J.C. Penney...............118....18,781.0.......Plano

15 Kimberly-Clark..........140....15,902.6.......Irving

16 D.R. Horton...............162....13,863.7.......Fort Worth

17 Texas Inst................167....13,392.0.......Dallas

18 Fluor.........................169....13,161.1..... ..Irving

20 BNSF..........................171....12,987.0..... ..Fort Worth

21 Centex......................175....12,859.7....... Dallas

25 Dean Foods..............216....10,900.3.......Dallas

27 TXU...........................228....10,449.0..... ..Dallas

28 Tenet Healthcare......236....10,052.0.......Dallas

35 Southwest................300.....7,584.0.......Dallas

38 Commercial Metals....329.....6,592.7.......Irving

41 Energy Transfer.........347.....6,274.3.......Dallas

42 Celanese...................356.....6,070.0.......Dallas

44 Blockbuster...............366.....5,864.4.......Dallas

48 RadioShack................423.....5,081.7.......Fort Worth

49 Atmos Energy............430.....4,973.3.......Dallas

50 Triad Hospitals...........432.....4,916.6.......Plano

55 ACS...........................471.....4,351.2..... ..Dallas

Pittsburg - 1

46 Pilgrim's Pride............382.....5,666.3.......Pittsburg

Houston - 24

2 ConocoPhillips..............6.....166,683.0....... Houston

4 Marathon Oil................23.....58,958.0.......Houston

7 Plains Pipeline.............65.....31,177.3.......Houston

8 Sysco...........................68.....30,281.9... ....Houston

9 Halliburton..................103....20,994.0...... .Houston

13 Lyondell Chem..........121....18,606.0.......Houston

19 Waste Mgmt..............170....13,074.0.......Houston

22 Enterprise Prod.........183....12,257.0.......Houston

24 Continental...............207....11,208.0.......Houston

26 Reliant Energy..........220....10,708.0.......Houston

29 Kinder Morgan...........243.....9,787.1.......Houston

30 CenterPoint...............244.....9,784.0.......Houston

32 TEPPCO.....................267.....8,618.5.......Houston

33 Burlington.................298.....7,587.0.......Houston

34 Apache.....................299.....7,584.2.......Houston

36 Baker Hughes............310.....7,218.0.......Houston

37 Anadarko...................314.....7,100.0.......The Woodlands

39 Enbridge...................335.....6,476.9.......Houston

40 Dynegy......................337.....6,438.0....... Houston

43 Group 1 Auto.............361.....5,969.6.......Houston

47 Smith Intl...................390.....5,579.0.......Houst on

53 National Oilwell.........452.....4,644.5.......Houston

54 El Paso......................455.....4,596.0.......Houston

56 Frontier Oil................496.....4,001.2.......Houston

San Antonio - 5; Austin - 4

3 Valero Energy..............15.....81,362.0.......San Antonio

5 Dell..............................25.....55,908.0. ......Round Rock

6 AT&T............................39.....43,862.0...... .San Antonio

14 Tesoro......................132....16,473.0....... San Antonio

23 USAA........................189....11,980.4....... San Antonio

31 Clear Channel...........252.....9,468.9.......San Antonio

45 Freescale...................368.....5,843.0....... Austin

51 Temple-Inland...........433.....4,910.0.......Austin

52 Whole Foods.............449.....4,701.3.......Austin

Edited by tamtagon

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So, top ten .... five or half (50%) in Houston? Someone will get argumentative on this one. :lol:

Also several international companies like Shell have their U.S. headquarters in Houston. Also Exxon/Mobil has thousands of employees in Houston even though their based out of a Dalllas suburb. If I understand right the long time CEO has been up their his whole life and didn't want to move so he kept the corporate offices in a buisness park in the suburb where he lives. Alll the companies action is down here... There are plenty of examples of where the HQ's is in a different state and majority of the production is some where else.

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Well maybe the next CEO will move the HQ down here. Where it belongs.

That has certainly been discussed.

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That has certainly been discussed.

I wouldn't bet on it...Exxon Mobil's campus in Irving is impressive. It's surrounded by native Mesquite trees and it's set well back from the street on a small hill, and the building itself looks like an oriental pagoda or something. It's really pretty damn beautiful. Plus, it's ten minutes from the airport in the nice Las Colinas area.

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Don't forget to add Schlumberger to that list as they are moving their New York headquarters down to the San Felipe Buiding (where they already have a presence). That puts the top three oil service companies all in Houston.

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I wouldn't bet on it...Exxon Mobil's campus in Irving is impressive. It's surrounded by native Mesquite trees and it's set well back from the street on a small hill, and the building itself looks like an oriental pagoda or something. It's really pretty damn beautiful. Plus, it's ten minutes from the airport in the nice Las Colinas area.

Yeah, with their profits, they can just fly the execs between Dallas and Houston .... expenses no prob. But I paid 1.93 cents a gallon today. :P

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Also several international companies like Shell have their U.S. headquarters in Houston. Also Exxon/Mobil has thousands of employees in Houston even though their based out of a Dalllas suburb. If I understand right the long time CEO has been up their his whole life and didn't want to move so he kept the corporate offices in a buisness park in the suburb where he lives. Alll the companies action is down here... There are plenty of examples of where the HQ's is in a different state and majority of the production is some where else.

Technically speaking, Shell has their Oil Division's Headquarters here. (Exxon has more employees here then anywhere else).

Some companies (such as Exxon) have their Headquarters in one city, but may have a larger facility/more office space/more employees in another city, or even another country.

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I wouldn't bet on it...Exxon Mobil's campus in Irving is impressive. It's surrounded by native Mesquite trees and it's set well back from the street on a small hill, and the building itself looks like an oriental pagoda or something. It's really pretty damn beautiful. Plus, it's ten minutes from the airport in the nice Las Colinas area.

Exxon Mobil has a lot of Real Estate in North Houston easily within 10 minutes of IAH

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Exxon Mobil has a lot of Real Estate in North Houston easily within 10 minutes of IAH

My current neighborhood, Cypresswood (Forest), was developed/funded by Exxon (or Shell, but I think it was Exxon).

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My current neighborhood, Cypresswood (Forest), was developed/funded by Exxon (or Shell, but I think it was Exxon).

Friendswood Development, which was a subsidiary of Exxon.

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Exxon purposely does not want the heads of the company to be located where their largest division is located. This would show favoritism to the Houston Division.

Boeing has done the same thing when they moved their corporate headquarters to Chicago. They still have more employees in the Seattle area for their passenger plane division.

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Exxon purposely does not want the heads of the company to be located where their largest division is located. This would show favoritism to the Houston Division.

Boeing has done the same thing when they moved their corporate headquarters to Chicago. They still have more employees in the Seattle area for their passenger plane division.

Can you explain the logic? Perhaps I'm biased or just thick-headed, but wouldn't you want HQ to be as convenient to the greatest number of key personnel as possible?

And is Houston considered a "division"? I thought that we were home to a number of their "divisions", as well as tiny fractions of countless other larger "divisions".

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Niche- The first two questions, I too have wondered.

There is no specific label, "Houston Division"... it goes a little like this.

ExxonMobil is organized functionally into a number of global operating divisions. These divisions are grouped into 3 categories for reference purposes:

1) Upstream

2) Downstream

3) Chemical

Operating divisions by category are as follows:

Upstream-

ExxonMobil Exploration Company

ExxonMobil Development Company

ExxonMobil Production Company

ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing Company

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

Downstream-

ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company

ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing Company

ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties Company

ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

ExxonMobil Global Services Company

Chemical-

ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Upstream and Chemical operations are headquartered in Houston, Texas, and the downstream operations are headquartered at the heritage-Mobil headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.

-Source (Wikipedia)

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