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The Post 200 is an annual snapshot of the companies, law firms, nonprofits and other organizations that power our local economy. Here's a look at this year's list.

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Customers enter a Verizon Wireless store in New York. (Bloomberg)

Major employers

2. Verizon Communications

Verizon announced plans this year to join with RedBox on a video service that the companies hope will rival Netflix. In August, the Justice Department approved a $3.6 billion deal between Verizon and four cable companies that includes a cooperative marketing arrangement among the firms. The deal has drawn criticism from advocacy groups, who say it could limit consumer choice and drive up prices.


Verizon’s subscribers now total almost 96 million.


Founded: 2000

Chairman and CEO: Lowell C. McAdam

Employees (local): 184500 (12600)

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.
DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
CREDIT: Dan Beyers, Sarah Halzack, Greg Linch, Jason Bartz - The Washington Post.