By Metro Atlanta Chamber

Last week, Fortune released its annual 2020 Fortune 500/1000 list of America’s largest companies based on revenues. Thirty companies headquartered in metro Atlanta are among the 2020 Fortune 1000, of which 16 companies ranked in the elite Fortune 500. In fiscal year 2019, these 30 companies generated aggregate revenues of $438 billion.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) team aggregates information from the 2020 Fortune List on the MAC Research page. Find additional research on the region here

Fortune 500 Notes:

  • New to metro Atlanta’s Fortune 500 list (one company): 
    • #316 Newell Brands – In 2019, Newell relocated its headquarters back to Atlanta from New Jersey. Newell’s headquarters is in Sandy Springs.
  • No longer on metro Atlanta’s Fortune 500 list: SunTrust. In 2019, SunTrust merged with BB&T and became Truist Financial headquartered in Charlotte.

Fortune 1000 Notes: 

  • New to metro Atlanta’s Fortune 1000 list (4 companies):
    • #962 Gray Television – Gray currently owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets. Gray Television’s headquarters is in Brookhaven (DeKalb County).
    • #980 Primerica – Primerica is the largest independent financial services marketing organization in North America, serving middle-income households. Primerica’s headquarters is in Duluth (Gwinnett County).
    • #983 Floor & Decor – Floor & Decor is a leading specialty retailer of hard surface flooring, offering the broadest in-stock selection of tile, wood, stone, related tools and flooring accessories. Floor & Decor’s headquarters is in Atlanta (Cumberland/Galleria area, Cobb County).
    • #993 Rollins – Rollins provides essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects to more than two million customers. Rollins’ headquarters is in Atlanta (Lindbergh area, Fulton County).
Metro Atlanta Fortune 500 Headquarters, 2020 (16 companies)
RankCompanyRevenues ($ millions)
26The Home Depot                  $110,225 
43United Parcel Service (UPS)                   $74,094 
68Delta Air Lines, Inc.                    $47,007 
88The Coca-Cola Company                   $37,266 
153The Southern Company                   $21,419 
171Genuine Parts Company                   $19,392
177WestRock                   $18,289
309PulteGroup, Inc.                     $10,213 
316Newell Brands Inc.                 $10,083
350AGCO                     $9,041
412Veritiv                     $7,659
428Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.                     $7,210
439NCR Corporation                     $6,915 
459Intercontinental Exchange                     $6,547
477Graphic Packaging Holding Company                     $6,160
478HD Supply Holdings, Inc.                     $6,146

-Norfolk Southern Corp., ranked #283 on the 2020 Fortune 500 list, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Norfolk, VA to Atlanta. The company broke ground on its new corporate headquarters in Midtown Atlanta on March 26, 2019. The new complex, expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021, will have two towers totaling 750,000 square feet. Norfolk Southern’s relocation will bring approximately 850 jobs to Atlanta.

Metro Atlanta Fortune 1000 Headquarters, 2020 (14 companies)

RankCompanyRevenues ($ millions)
553Global Payments Inc.                     $4,912
649Aaron’s, Inc.                     $3,948 
671Acuity Brands, Inc.                     $3,673 
689Carter’s, Inc.                     $3,519 
692Equifax Inc.                    $3,508 
758GMS Inc.                     $3,116
849FleetCor Technologies, Inc.                     $2,649
852BlueLinx Holdings Inc.                     $2,637
904SiteOne Landscape Supply                     $2,357
962Gray Television Inc.$2,122
965Beazer Homes USA, Inc.                     $2,088
980Primerica, Inc.$2,052
983Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc.$2,045
993Rollins, Inc.$2,015

Source: The 2020 Fortune 500 List, Fortune, May 18, 2020

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