The 10 Biggest Revenue-Generating Companies In Illinois
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By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — Archer Daniels Midland Co. is the biggest revenue generator among all Illinois-based companies, according to recent state-by-state breakdown.
ADM, which is based in Decatur, topped the state with $89.8 billion in revenues.
Chicago-based Boeing was second with $86.6 billion. The airline maker has a main manufacturing facility in Washington state, but the company moved its headquarters here more than 10 years ago.
The drug-store chain Walgreen Co., which is based in north suburban Deerfield, ranked No. 3 with 72.2 billion.
The biggest money-maker in the United States, according to the data, is Wal-Mart with $476 billion in revenue.
In fact, Wal-Mart is the second biggest company in the world in terms of revenue.
Here is a look at the top 10 companies in Illinois. (Click on the image for a larger view.)
The Archer Daniels Midland Company, once billed as the “supermarket to the world,” is a global food-processing and commodities-trading corporation with 31,000 employees.