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Top publicly traded
companies in metro Chicago

according to revenues
with metro and U.S. rankings
Metro Corporation US
1 Walgreens Boots Alliance 17
2 Boeing 24
3 Archer Daniels Midland 45
4 Caterpillar 74
5 United Airlines 83
6 Allstate 84
7 Exelon 89
8 Mondelēz International 109
9 AbbVie 111
10 McDonald's 112
11 US Foods 124
12 Sears Holdings 127
13 Abbott Laboratories 135
14 Conagra Brands 197
15 CDW 199
16 Illinois Tool Works 202
17 Discover Financial 277
18 Baxter 281
19 W. W. Grainger 282
20 LKQ Corporation 304
21 Tenneco 322
22 Navistar 337
23 Univar 338
24 Anixter 359
25 RR Donnelley 388
26 Jones Lang LaSalle 391
27 Dover Corporation 392
28 Tree House Foods 427
29 Motorola Solutions 433
30 Old Republic International 439
31 Packaging Corporation of America 450
32 Ingredion 456
33 Arthur J. Gallagher 462
34 Essendant 487
Further information:
Companies in the Chicago area

Source: Fortune 500 2017[1]

This is a list of companies in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area – also known as "Chicagoland" – is the metropolitan area associated with the city of Chicago, Illinois, and its suburbs.[2] With an estimated population of 9.4 million people,[3] it is the third largest metropolitan area in the United States[4] and the region most connected to the city through geographic, social, economic, and cultural ties.

Architecture and engineering

Construction

Real estate

Consumer

Consumer goods

Apparel and accessories

Gifts and collectables

Home furnishings and equipment

Household goods

Music equipment

Personal care

Tools

Education and reference

Retail

Art supplies

Broadlines

Business-to-business

Electronics

Florists

Grocery/convenience

Hardware

Office supplies and stationery

Softlines

Services

Sports, games, and toys

Energy

Financial services

Banks

Credit and payments

Exchanges

Insurance

Investments

Private equity and hedge funds

Food and beverages

Beverages

Distribution

Food

Ingredients

Manufacturing

Restaurant chains

Healthcare

Health services

Pharmaceuticals and medical devices

Pharmacy

Provider goods and services

Industrial

Agricultural equipment

Automotive

Building materials

Chemicals

Glass

Metals

Packaging

Plumbing and piping

Tools

Other

Media and entertainment

Entertainment

Music

Online

Publishing

TV, film, and radio

Professional and business services

Accounting

Design

Legal

Management consulting

Marketing and public relations

Recruiting, human resources and payroll

Technology consulting

Technology

Distribution

Hardware

Internet

Manufacturing

Services

Software

Telecommunications and networking

Video games

Travel and transportation

Aviation support

Consumer travel

Freight

Rail

Road

Services

Out of state and foreign companies with a major presence

There are other large corporations with an established presence in Chicago and/or its suburbs (but whose corporate headquarters are located elsewhere), including:

Autos

Consumer

Energy

Financial services

Food, beverages and agriculture

Healthcare and pharmaceuticals

Industrial

Media

Professional services

Technology

Travel and transportation

See also

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