The most-Googled brand name in Minnesota ...


The finance company Direct Capital recently analyzed Google Trends' per capita search data for some of the top 200 consumer brands and found the most-searched company in each state, Huffington Post reports.

Not surprisingly, many of the most-Googled brands in each state have headquarters in that state. So what the map comes up with for Minnesota is no shocker: Minneapolis-based retailer Target.

But it is interesting to scan the other 49 states. Some themes ...

Party states: New Mexico (Patron), Arizona (Jose Cuervo), Delaware (Grand Marnier), Wisconsin (Pabst Blue Ribbon), Massachusetts (Sam Adams), Missouri (Anheuser Busch).

Techy states: Maine (Amazon), Oregon (Google), Washington (Microsoft), California (Yahoo!), Utah (Adobe), Idaho (HP), Vermont (IBM), Alabama (eBay).

Auto zones: Montana (Dodge), North Dakota (Chevrolet), Michigan (Ford), New Hampshire (Volvo), Nevada (Ferrari).

Fast foodies: Kentucky (Kentucky Fried Chicken), Illinois (McDonald's)

Chatty states: Louisiana (AT&T), Rhode Island (Verizon)

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