Trees Aren’t the Only Things Growing Here
On June 2, 2021, Fortune released its annual 2021 Fortune 500/1000 list of America’s largest companies based on revenues. Twenty-nine companies headquartered in metro Atlanta are among the 2020 Fortune 1000, of which 16 companies ranked in the elite Fortune 500.In fiscal year 2020, these 29 companies generated aggregate revenues of $429 billion.
FORTUNE 500 Companies
|18||The Home Depot||$132,110|
|35||United Parcel Service (UPS)||$84,628|
|93||The Coca-Cola Company||$33,014|
|146||The Southern Company||$20,375|
|173||Genuine Parts Company||$17,384.40|
|178||Delta Air Lines, Inc.||$17,095|
|325||Newell Brands Inc.||$9,385|
|394||Global Payments Inc.||$7,423.60|
|405||Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.||$7,131.80|
|435||Graphic Packaging Holding Co.||$6,559.90|
FORTUNE 1000 Companies
|696||Acuity Brands, Inc.||$3,326.30|
|727||BlueLinx Holdings Inc.||$3,097.30|
|802||SiteOne Landscape Supply||$2,704.50|
|856||Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc.||$2,425.80|
|865||FleetCor Technologies, Inc.||$2,388.90|
|867||Gray Television Inc.||$2,381|
|931||Beazer Homes USA, Inc.||$2,127.10|
|957||Americold Realty Trust||$1,987.70|
Norfolk Southern, ranked #307 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list, is not on our list. They are relocating their corporate headquarters from Norfolk, VA to Atlanta. The company broke ground on its new corporate headquarters in Midtown Atlanta on March 26, 2019.
Source: The 2021 Fortune 500 List, Fortune, June 2, 2021, Courtesy, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
How Atlanta Ranks in 2021: Highlights from the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
|#1 Metro Tech Hub (Growth Potential)||Business Facilities||July 27, 2021|
|#1 Metro for Tech Diversity Index||CompTIA||March 31, 2021|
|#2 Metro for Largest Black Tech Workforce (31,419)||CompTIA||March 31, 2021|
|#2 Metro for Quality of Engineering Universities||WalletHub||January 27, 2021|
|#2 World’s Busiest Airport – over 42.9 million passengers in 2020||Airports Council International||April 22, 2021|
|#2 City to Live & Work as a Moviemaker||Moviemaker.com||January 26, 2021|
|#3 Metro for STEM Professionals||WalletHub||January 27, 2021|
|#3 Metro for Startups Ecosystems (national)||Business Facilities||July 27, 2021|
|#3 City for Staycation Food & Entertainment||WalletHub||June 2, 2021|
|#4 Metro for Corporate Headquarters||Business Facilities||July 27, 2021|
|#4 Metro Fintech Leader||Business Facilities||July 27, 2021|
|#4 City for Museums per Capita||WalletHub||June 2, 2021|
|#5 Moving Destination in the Nation||Penske||May 30, 2021|
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School campus is centrally located in the social, cultural, and economic hub of the South. In close proximity to many of Atlanta’s thousands of law firms, as well as government offices, state and federal courts, and legal non-profit organizations, the law school is ideally situated in the city’s thriving legal community. Atlanta also boasts an extensive array of arts, theatre, music, sports and recreational events, making it an exciting place to live.
Midtown Atlanta: is surrounded by restaurants, coffeehouses, museums, shops, theatres, parks, and some of the city’s best nightspots. Just blocks away is the Woodruff Arts Center, encompassing the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre, the 14th Street Playhouse, and the High Museum of Art, which features the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in the Southeastern United States and showcases special exhibitions year-round. The Fox Theatre, a well-known Atlanta landmark, hosts the Atlanta Ballet, the Atlanta Opera, touring Broadway productions, distinguished musicians, and film festivals. Also located in Midtown are the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Whole World Theatre, the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, and various other special interest museums. Residents of the city enjoy spending recreational time under the warm southern sun. Piedmont Park (pictured) is where Atlantans go to play, relax, and congregate for festivals, parades, concerts, and outdoor movies.
Downtown Atlanta: Residents visit Centennial Olympic Park, the historic Oakland Cemetery, and Zoo Atlanta, home to the giant pandas. Just a few miles east of Downtown is the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, where visitors can find the world’s largest dinosaurs, as well as the Star Gallery and IMAX® Theatre.
Within the city limits there are two amusement parks, Six Flags and White Water. And for outdoor enthusiasts, the north Georgia mountains can be reached in just over an hour.
Sports fans also find events easily accessible, as Atlanta is home to teams representing all four major professional league sports and is the only city in the U.S. to have all of its major sports facilities centered downtown. The city is also a consistent host to major sporting events such as the World Series, PGA Championship, Super Bowl, and the Final Four. With such a diverse range of art, music, dance, sports, festivals, and outdoor activities, residents of Atlanta are never at a loss for something to do.