Cincinnati is a city on the rise again. There’s been much talk recently about our economic progress and how well we’ve withstood the economic downturn which continues as of this post.
While the Cincinnati startup scene is exciting and growing, it’s the large organizations that have seen phenomenal growth in both revenues and headcount over the past few years.
Often cited as a great city to live and raise a family, there’s been talk in the past of our over-abundant Fortune 500 presence. I’d like now to expand that list to the Fortune 1000 and give a list of great large employers in the greater Cincinnati area, some are north of town, some are in Northern Kentucky, but all are within a 45-minute drive of downtown Cincinnati.
These numbers are pulled from the SalesForce Fortune 1000 List.
- No. 22 - Proctor & Gamble
- No. 23 - The Kroger Company
- No. 103 - Macy’s
- No. 248 - Fifth Third Bancorp
- No. 280 - Ashland
- No. 510 - AK Steel
- No. 347 - OmniCare
- No. 469 - General Cable
- No. 478 - American Financial Group
- No. 482 - Western & Southern Financial
- No. 522 - Cincinnati Financial
- No. 536 - Cintas Corp.
- No. 625 - NewPage Holding (45min from Cincinnati, in Miamisburg)
- No. 666 - Convergys
- No. 932 - Teradata (45min from Cincinnati, in Miamisburg)
- No. 992 - E.W. Scripps
In case you didn’t count, that’s 16 of the top 1000 companies in the United States (by revenue) that are headquartered in or near this “Small Market” city. According to Wikipedia, this ranks Cincinnati in the top 10 for Fortune 500 companies per capita, higher than New York, Boston, Chicago, or LA.