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Atlanta’s Fortune 500 and 1000 Companies

Focusing on Atlanta's Fortune 500 and 1000 Companies

Home to nearly 6 million people and more than 150,000 businesses, metro Atlanta continues to be an attractive place for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies because of the region’s low cost of doing business, ease of travel around the world through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the thriving innovative ecosystem, a business-friendly environment and its reputation as a logistics hub, says Gregg Simon, vice president of economic development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “We offer a steady talent pipeline through our graduates coming out of the region’s 66 colleges and universities,” he continues. “Atlanta’s economy has been fueled by a decades-long influx of population from around the world, offering a talent pipeline for all of our employers.”

Which Cities Have the Most Fortune 1000 Headquarters?
New York City72
Houston49
Atlanta22
Chicago22
Dallas15

Source: GeoLounge.com

One such Fortune 500 company benefitting from the area’s offerings is The Coca-Cola Company. On May 8, 1886, Dr. John S. Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola, served the beverage for the first time at Jacobs’ Pharmacy in Downtown Atlanta. Nearly 130 years later, The Coca-Cola Company remains headquartered just over 1 mile from where the iconic beverage was first enjoyed. Now, The Coca-Cola Company offers more than 3,600 products in more than 200 countries around the world with 1.9 billion servings of its products enjoyed every day. Globally, The Coca-Cola Company, along with it global bottling partners, employs more than 700,000 people, ranking it among the world’s top 10 private employers. More than 9,000 people are employed by the Coca-Cola system in Georgia, most of whom are based in metro Atlanta.

With Atlanta’s highly skilled and abundant workforce, the area has been a perfect place for Home Depot to thrive. “Atlanta is one of the country’s top cities in which to do business,” states a representative from the company. “It has great entrepreneurial opportunities, great career options and plenty of access to excellent education. Plus, it’s constantly growing.”

Below, see the latest Fortune 500 and 1000 rankings for these Atlanta and Georgia-headquartered companies.

Atlanta Fortune 500 Companies

28. The Home Depot homedepot.com
48. United Parcel Service (UPS) ups.com
62. The Coca-Cola Company coca-colacompany.com
68. Delta Air Lines Inc. delta.com
162. The Southern Company southerncompany.com
183. Genuine Parts Company genpt.com
249. First Data Corporation firstdata.com
320. HD Supply Holdings hdsupply.com
323. Veritiv veritivcorp.com
329. SunTrust Banks Inc. suntrust.com
296. AGCO Corporation agcorp.com
393. Asbury Automotive Group Inc. asburyauto.com
397. Coca-Cola European Partners ccep.com
409. NCR Corporation ncr.com
433. Pulte Group Inc. pultegroupinc.com
455. Newell Brands Inc. newellrubbermaid.com

 

Georgia Fortune 500 Companies

135 AFLAC Incorporated aflac.com
338. Mowhawk Industries Inc. mohawkind.com

 

Atlanta Fortune 1000 Companies

529. Intercontinental Exchange intercontinentalexchange.com
577. Graphic Packing Holding Company graphicpkg.com
600. AGL Resources Inc. aglresources.com
613. Axiall Corporation axiall.com
689. Aaron’s Inc. aarons.com
726. Carter’s Inc. carters.com
777. Global Payments Inc. globalpaymentsinc.com
789.  Acuity Brands Inc. accuitybrands.com
801. Equifax Inc. equifax.com
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