2021 Georgia’s Top 100 Public Companies
Despite the challenges of 2020, Georgia’s biggest public businesses posted $506.54 billion in total revenue. It’s a figure that should help keep the state’s economy healthy as the future remains uncertain.
Last year – and this year as well – was marked by the challenges and tragedies of a pandemic and recession, though many Georgia businesses have displayed remarkable resilience and continue to thrive. The state remains atop 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, Georgia offers the assets businesses need.
The state’s top public companies know the benefits of these and many other amenities and have chosen to locate their headquarters here. 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 33 Fortune 1000 companies with global headquarters in the state.
Ten new companies made the list with the largest, Aveanna Healthcare Holdings, coming in at No. 38.
Though the companies in the top 10 are the same as last year, the order changed. Reflecting the downturn in air travel, Delta fell from No. 3 on the 2020 list to No. 7 this year.
Georgia Trend’s 2021 list of Georgia’s Top 100 Public Companies is determined by S&P Global Market Intelligence based on data supplied for 2020. – The Editors
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