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Unlisted: Did Fortune forget Fortive? | Taking Stock


Last updated 6/21/2017 at Noon

Fortune Magazine has released its 63rd Fortune 500 list of the biggest companies in the country, as measured by sales. The magazine says its Fortune 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP, or growth domestic product.

To my great disappointment, Fortune did not include Fortive, Snohomish County's newest and largest company. I don't know why it was not included. I suppose it’s because Fortive came into existence at mid-year 2016. That is the only reason I can guess for the omission.

Fortive had sales of $6.224 billion, which would have qualified for No. 427 on the list...

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