2020 Georgia 100 Public Companies
Record revenue generation at the start of the year should help keep the state’s economy healthy.
Georgia’s businesses came into 2020 with a record generation of $515.5 billion in total revenue in 2019. It should go a long way toward keeping the state’s economy healthy into the uncertain future.
This year has been one for the books – and we’re all ready for that book to close. Despite the challenges and tragedies of a pandemic and recession, many Georgia companies are thriving.
The state continues to top lists of the best places in the country to do business. From a wealth of universities and technical colleges that provide a pipeline of great talent to flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport that reach more than 80% of the country in less than two hours to ports that handle record amounts of cargo month after month, Georgia offers the assets businesses need.
The companies on this year’s list know the benefits of these and many other amenities and have chosen to locate their headquarters here. More than 80% are located in Metro Atlanta, with the rest choosing other parts of the state.
Among those on this year’s list are banks, retail operations, bioscience, logistics and technology firms – all companies whose impact stretches beyond Georgia’s state lines, throughout the country and around the world.
According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, this year’s list includes 18 Fortune 500 and 34 Fortune 1000 companies with global headquarters in Georgia.
Nine new companies made the list, including No. 11, Newell Brands, which relocated its headquarters back to Atlanta after a short stint in New Jersey.
This year’s top 10 represent a bit of reordering. Numbers 5 and 6, Aflac and Southern Co., switched places. SunTrust Banks, No. 9 last year, came off the list following its merger with BB&T to become Truist, which resulted in its headquarters shifting to North Carolina. That move brought PulteGroup up from No. 10 to No. 9 this year, with Mohawk Industries rounding out the top 10.
Georgia Trend’s 2020 list of Georgia’s Top 100 Public Companies is determined by S&P Global Market Intelligence and is based on data supplied for 2019.
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