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List of notable businesses founded in Chicago, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Chicago. The famous Chicago companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Chicago company's names to find out even more about them.

Companies here include everything from Motorola to Sears, Roebuck and Company.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Chicago?" and "What are the biggest Chicago companies?"

If you're a Chicago native then this list of the biggest Chicago companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Chicago.

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Basecamp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Basecamp Web development, Collaborative software

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Adbot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Adbot Online advertising

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Aon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Aon Management Consulting Services, Accident and Health Insurance

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Argo Tea is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Argo Tea Restaurant

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Babaroga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Babaroga Video game

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Bebe Stores is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Bebe Stores Clothing, Retail

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Best Way Technologies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Boeing Store is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Boeing Store Retail

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Brown's Chicken & Pasta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Bungie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Bungie Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry

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Click Commerce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Click Commerce Business software, Prepackaged Software, Software Publishers

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Crane Co. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Crane Co. Metal Foil and Leaf, Spring (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing, Industrial Valve Manufacturing

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Crate & Barrel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore Video game, Video game industry

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Discover Card is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Discover Card Financial Services

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Dominick's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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FCB is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
FCB Advertising

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EdCast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Eugene Dietzgen Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Featherproof Books is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Featherproof Books Publishing

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Fidelity National Financial is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Fidelity National Financial Property and Casualty Insurance, Direct Title Insurance Carriers, Title Insurance

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Gafy.com is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Genuine Scooters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Giordano's Pizzeria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Giordano's Pizzeria Restaurant

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Google Affiliate Network is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Google Affiliate Network Affiliate marketing

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Heidrick & Struggles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Heidrick & Struggles Employment agency

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I-GO is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
I-GO Car rental

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Infoblox is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Infoblox Computer networking

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IOCOM is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Neutral Tandem is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Neutral Tandem Telecommunications

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International Harvester is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
International Harvester Agriculture, Automotive industry

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Jewel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Jewel Retail

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Kraft Foods is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Kraft Foods Food Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Sausages and Other Prepared Meats

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Lands' End is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Lands' End Clothing, Retail

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Lettuce Entertain You Enterpri... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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MainStreet is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
MainStreet Retail

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Mark Williams Company is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Marsh & McLennan Companies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Marsh & McLennan Companies Insurance Broker, Management Consulting Services, Insurance Agents

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McAvoy Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Metromix is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago

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Michaels is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Michaels Retail

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Midway Games is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Midway Games Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry

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Morningstar, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Morningstar, Inc. Financial Services, Investment Advice

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Motorola is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Motorola Telecommunications, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Communications Equipment, Electronic Components

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MCA Inc. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
MCA Inc. Music, Film, Arts

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Navistar International is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Navistar International Manufacturing, Automotive industry

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OptionsXpress is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
OptionsXpress Finance, Financial Services, Security Brokers

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Oscar Mayer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
Oscar Mayer Meat packing industry

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P.F. Volland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in Chicago
P.F. Volland Publishing