Friday, September 11, 2009
3 most deadly firms
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP.
Spent $20.7 million last year to lobby the federal government, nearly double what it spent in 2007 and far more than other major defense contractors with corporate units in Southern Arizona.
Sales: $33.9 billion
Headquarters: Los Angeles and London
Employees worldwide: 123,000
Jobs in Southern Arizona: 1,000
Spent $6.6 million on lobbying in 2007; paid a little less — $6 million — last year.
Sales: $23.2 billion
Headquarters: Waltham, Mass.
Employees worldwide: 73,000
Jobs in Southern Arizona: 11,539
Note: Sales for all three companies above are for 2008. Jobs based on full-time equivalency as reported in the Star 200.
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP.
Also had its most expensive lobbying year, spending $8.5 million last year, an increase of 18 percent.
Sales: $29.3 billion
Headquarters: Falls Church, Va.
Employees worldwide: 92,300
Jobs in Southern Arizona: 1,055