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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.”

One such Fortune 500 company benefiting 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

23. The Home Depot homedepot.com
44. United Parcel Service (UPS) ups.com
87. The Coca-Cola Company coca-colacompany.com
75. Delta Air Lines Inc. delta.com
126. The Southern Company southerncompany.com
177. Genuine Parts Company genpt.com
254. First Data Corporation firstdata.com
303. SunTrust Banks Inc. suntrust.com
331. Veritiv veritivcorp.com
341. Pulte Group Inc. pultegroupinc.com
430. HD Supply Holdings hdsupply.com
194. WestRock-http://westrock.com
347. AGCO Corporation agcorp.com
434. Asbury Automotive Group Inc. asburyauto.com
432. NCR Corporation ncr.com
477. Intercontinental Exchange
346. Veritiv-http://veritivcorp.com
431. Pulte Group-http://www.pultegroupinc.com/home
SOURCE: FORTUNE  May 14, 2018


Atlanta Fortune 1000 Companies

565. Graphic Packaging Holding Company graphicpkg.com
605. Global Payments Inc. globalpaymentsinc.com
665.  Acuity Brands Inc. accuitybrands.com
 681. Aaron’s Inc. aarons.com
679. Carter’s Inc. carters.com
687. Equifax Inc. equifax.com
996 Site One Landscape https://www.siteone.com/
896. FleetCor fleetcor.com
983. Beazer Homes beazer.com

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