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New York City PR firms make up the largest slice of O'Dwyer's 147 firm overall ranking with 33 of 40 in the New York/New Jersey area either calling Manhattan their home or having a presence there.

Edelman ($241.5M) takes Gotham's top spot followed by 5W PR ($61.6M) and Finn Partners ($60.5M).

PAN Communications ($28.9M) edged out Inkhouse ($26.9M) in Boston metro area with Matter Communications ($23.5) coming in third out of 12.

D.C. area's top dog is Edelman ($93.2M) followed by newcomer to the rankings Avoq ($89.3), Spectrum ($80M) and 14 more hailing from Alexandria and Arlington, VA across the Potomac River to Silver Spring and Annapolis, MD and up to Baltimore.

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Twenty-two firms cover the Southeast from North Carolina down to Florida. French|West|Vaughan ($40.1M), which makes Raleigh, NC its home, continues multi-year reign at the top of this ranking followed by Jackson Spalding ($34.7M) and Edelman in Atlanta ($25.8).

Midwest ranking shows 29 total with 14 in Chicago, including chart-topper Edelman ($100.9M). Columbus, Ohio-based Fahlgren Mortine ($39.2M) and APCO's Chicago office ($28.6M) round out the top three Midwest firms.

Tinseltown's top star is Edelman's LA office ($56.9M) followed by Davies ($11.9M) in Santa Barbara and Lee Andrews ($10.7M) leading the 16 firms in the Los Angeles area.

Up the coast in San Francisco Edelman's office ($37.3M), Highwire ($35.7M) and The Hoffman Agency in San Jose make up the top three among 12 area firms.

Forty-one firms with locations in cities throughout California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado and Arizona make up the western cities ranking.