Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

Company Fortune 500 rank City Revenues
($ millions)
1 Bank of America Corp. 5 Charlotte 150,450.0
2 Lowe's 42 Mooresville 47,220.0
3 Duke Energy 181 Charlotte 12,731.0
4 Nucor 206 Charlotte 11,190.3
5 BB&T Corp. 217 Winston-Salem 10,818.0
6 Progress Energy 239 Raleigh 9,885.0
7 Reynolds American 272 Winston-Salem 8,419.0
8 Family Dollar Stores 305 Matthews 7,400.6
9 VF 310 Greensboro 7,220.3
10 Goodrich 334 Charlotte 6,685.6
11 Sonic Automotive 345 Charlotte 6,349.7
12 Pantry 382 Cary 5,472.0
13 SPX 427 Charlotte 4,935.9
14 Laboratory Corp. of America 442 Burlington 4,694.7
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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California 57
Texas 57
New York 56
Company 2009 $ (millions)
Exxon Mobil $19,280.0
Microsoft $14,569.0
Wal-Mart Stores $14,335.0
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