Thanks to Jarden Corporation of Rye and IBM of Armonk, we have two out of 15 economic power towns, according to a new survey.
These municipalities along with McLean, Virg., and Westport, Conn., are included in a list of America’s Top 15 Economic Power Towns.
Armonk is at number 6 and Rye is at number 13, while McLean is number 1 and Westport is number 8. And by way of explanation, Jarden Corporation is a consumer products conglomerate whose holdings include a diverse list of consumer products Yankee Candle and Bicycle playing cards.
And pitting Armonk against Rye is interesting. They are just slightly 7.5 miles apart and about 11 miles by cars on regular roads. Armonk is a hamlet with no government of its own and Rye is a city, but each has its own zip code. Hence a census designation.
This list was compiled by SpareFoot, an online self-storage marketplace which is based in Austin, Texas (and not on the list).
1. McLean, Virg., (Fortune 500 companies: Freddie Mac, Capital One Financial, SAIC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Exelis, Gannett)
2. Weston, Mass., (Fortune 500 company: Biogen Idec)
3. Riverwoods, Ill., (Fortune 500 company: Discover Financial Services)
4. Franklin Lakes, N.J., (Fortune 500 company: Becton Dickinson)
5. Warren, N.J., (Fortune 500 company: Chubb)
6. Armonk (Fortune 500 company: IBM)
7. Des Peres, Mo., (Fortune 500 company: Jones Financial)
8. Westport, Conn., (Fortune 500 company: Terex)
9. Oak Brook, Ill., (Fortune 500 company: McDonald’s)
10. Dublin, Ohio, (Fortune 500 company: Cardinal Health)
11. Chesterbrook, Penn., (Fortune 500 company: AmerisourceBergen)
12. Deerfield, Ill., (Fortune 500 companies: Walgreens, Mondel’z International, Baxter International, CF Industries Holdings, United Stationers)
13. Rye (Fortune 500 company: Jarden)
14. Lake Forest, Ill., (Fortune 500 companies: W.W. Grainger, Tenneco)
15. Bloomfield Hills, Mich., (Fortune 500 company: Penske Automotive Group)