Three Bethesda based companies made Fortune Magazine's annual list of the 500 largest U.S. companies. Lockheed was highest at 54th place. A distant second is Marriott International at number 208. Followed by Coventry Health Care at 226. Bringing up the rear is 449th ranked Host Hotels & Resort.
Maryland had a total of seven companies in the Fortune 500. In addition to the Bethesda companies there are Baltimore's Constellation Energy (125), Black & Decker (408) and new to the list this year is another Baltimore company, Legg Mason at number 500.
If the Fortune 500 countries were evenly distributed among the states there would be 10 each state, so Maryland did a bit below what you would hope for, but 7 isn't so bad and 4 for Bethesda is really good.
I saw this at WMDT channel 47