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11 Fairfield County companies crack Fortune 500

This year 11 companies in Fairfield County made the Fortune 500 list, which is compiled annually by Fortune magazine.

General Electric Co., a mainstay on the list as the largest company in Connecticut and the largest industrial company in the U.S., ranked eight with $146.9 billion in revenues last year. GE is based in Fairfield.

Notably, Northeast Utilities, which has a dual headquarters in Boston and Hartford, made the list at No. 402 but was counted as a Massachusetts company.

A total of 16 companies in Connecticut made the list (revenue and profit data are for 2012):

Rank Company Location Revenue($b) Profit($mm)
8 General Electric Fairfield 146.9 13,641
50 United Technologies Hartford 59.8 5,130
84 Aetna Hartford 36.6 1,657.90
103 Cigna Bloomfield 29.1 1,623
112 The Hartford Financial Services Group Hartford 26.4 38
131 Xerox Norwalk 22.4 1,195
241 Praxair Danbury 11.2 1,692
245 Stanley Black & Decker New Britain 11.1 883.8
340 Charter Communications Stamford 7.5 304
351 Terex Westport 7.3 105.8
399 EMCOR Group Norwalk 6.3 146.6
400 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Stamford 6.3 562
438 W.R. Berkley Greenwich 5.8 510.6
473 Priceline.com Norwalk 5.3 1,419.60
489 Pitney Bowes Stamford 5 445.2
492 Frontier Communications Stamford 5 136.6
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Jennifer Bissell was a reporter for both the Fairfield and Westchester business journals from 2012-2014. She attended the University of Minnesota and contributed to several regional publications including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Cloud Times and Twin Cities Business magazine.

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