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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

RankCompanyRevenue ($mil)
18The Home Depot$132,110
35United Parcel Service (UPS)$84,628
93The Coca-Cola Company$33,014
146The Southern Company$20,375
173Genuine Parts Company$17,384.40
178Delta Air Lines, Inc.$17,095
284PulteGroup, Inc.$11,036.10
325Newell Brands Inc.$9,385
365Intercontinental Exchange$8,244
394Global Payments Inc.$7,423.60
405Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.$7,131.80
435Graphic Packaging Holding Co.$6,559.90
446NCR Corporation$6,207

FORTUNE 1000 Companies

RankCompanyRevenue ($mil)
608Equifax Inc.$4,127.50
696Acuity Brands, Inc.$3,326.30
703GMS Inc.$3,241.30
727BlueLinx Holdings Inc.$3,097.30
745Carter’s, Inc.$3,024.30
802SiteOne Landscape Supply$2,704.50
856Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc.$2,425.80
865FleetCor Technologies, Inc.$2,388.90
867Gray Television Inc.$2,381
909Primerica, Inc.$2,217.50
921Rollins, Inc.$2,161.20
931Beazer Homes USA, Inc.$2,127.10
957Americold 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 FacilitiesJuly 27, 2021
#1 Metro for Tech Diversity IndexCompTIAMarch 31, 2021
#2 Metro for Largest Black Tech Workforce (31,419)CompTIAMarch 31, 2021
#2 Metro for Quality of Engineering UniversitiesWalletHubJanuary 27, 2021
#2 World’s Busiest Airport – over 42.9 million passengers in 2020Airports Council InternationalApril 22, 2021
#2 City to Live & Work as a MoviemakerMoviemaker.comJanuary 26, 2021
#3 Metro for STEM ProfessionalsWalletHubJanuary 27, 2021
#3 Metro for Startups Ecosystems (national)Business FacilitiesJuly 27, 2021
#3 City for Staycation Food & EntertainmentWalletHubJune 2, 2021
#4 Metro for Corporate HeadquartersBusiness FacilitiesJuly 27, 2021
#4 Metro Fintech LeaderBusiness FacilitiesJuly 27, 2021
#4 City for Museums per CapitaWalletHubJune 2, 2021
#5 Moving Destination in the NationPenskeMay 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.