Post 200 The guide to the region's top businesses

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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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Rank   Name   Total employees   Local employees  
2 Verizon Communications 184500 12600
3 Safeway 178000 9432
4 Target 365000 9000
5 Wal-Mart 2200000 7070
6 Macy’s 171000 7000
7 FedEx 300000 5000
8 Raytheon 71000 4500
9 Giant 121000 4357
10 Comcast 126000 3031

Many companies with the largest presence in the region are not based here. Here are the top out-of-state employers, based on how many people they employ locally.

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