The Many Capitals of The USA


can be considered the capital of Mercantile, since it’s home to the Futures market, where all kinds of commodities are sold. New York has a futures market also, but the CME actually owns it. A lot of trains pass through Chicago, and goods are dispersed from there so it seems appropriate to call it the capital of commodities.


is considered the automotive capital since it has the car industry in large part there.


is often called the capital of insurance, since so many companies are headquartered there.

Las Vegas

is often seen as the capital of gambling for the US.

Los Angeles

is the capital of the film industry with Hollywood, the studios, and all.

Memphis or Nashville?

might be considered the capital of music, or country at least. I imagine people argue, but… I’ll just leave this one for Tennessee to decide.


could be considered the capital of theme parks, perhaps. Maybe some would disagree, but you can’t pretend Disney, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, etc. aren’t there. It wouldn’t surprise me if I left out some.

San Francisco

is definitely the capital of the tech industry. Most of the big companies move here even if they didn’t start in San Francisco. Since crypto currency is becoming popular and Coinbase is located there, it might also be considered the capital of crypto, since it’s basically the crypto exchange.

New York

of course is the capital of finance for the US with the NASDAQ and NYSE there, investment banks etc.


might be considered the capital of commercial banking. Bank of America, Truist Corp, and Wels Fargo have headquarters there. Lending Tree is also located there, and is comparatively smaller, as a company, but any company publicly valued at over a billion dollars is still huge.



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