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Here are some SE cities and their Fortune 1000 companies. I didn't include Texas because it would take all day. I didn't include the DC area or any metros that have counties in another region (in other words a couple of suburban Cincy companies on the KY side weren't included). I didn't include metro Miami either. I also didn't include about 5 companies in Southern cities because I wasn't familiar with what metro areas those cities were near. Examples are a couple in FL, a couple in NC, and 1 each in SC and KY. The cities were Juno Beach, FL, some other FL city, Black Mt., NC, Sanford NC, Hartsville, SC, and Highland Heights, KY. I match suburban based companies with their metro.

Here are some rankings and companies:

1) Atlanta, GA - 23 (Home Depot, UPS, Coke, GA Pacific, Coke Enterprises, Delta Airlines, Southern Co., Genuine Parts, Suntrust, Newell Rubbermaid, Cox Communications, Agco, Mirant, Beazer Homes, Graphic Packaging, GoldKist, Ga Gulf Corp, Acuity Brands, AGL Resources, Scientific Atlanta, Rock-Tenn, and Rayovac)

2) Charlotte, NC - 12 (Bank of America, Lowes, Wachovia..Bham and laid off Southtrust hdqt employees say :bash: ), Duke Energy, Nucor, Carlisle, Belk, Sonic Automotive, SPX, Family Dollar, Goodrich Corp, Ruddick)

3) Nashville, TN - 9 (Caremark..Bham says :bash: ), HCA, Dollar General, Louisiana Pacific, Community Health, CBRL Group, Vangaurd Health, Tractor Supply, ? I forgot the last)

T4) Jacksonville, FL - 8 (Winn Dixie, Fidelity, CSX, Landstar Systems, Stein Mart, MPS Group, forgot the last 2 ?)

T4) Richmond, VA - 8 (Dominion Resources, Circuit City, Performance Food, Universal Corp, Brinks, Albemarle, Massey Energy, Overnight Transportation)

T4) Memphis, TN - 8 (Fed Ex, AutoZone, First Horizon Nat'l Corp, TBC Corp, Accredo Health, Thomas & Betts, Fred's, can't remember the last one)

T4) Birmingham, AL - 8 (Saks Inc, Regions Financial, Torchmark, HealthSouth, Vulcan Materials, AmSouth, Protective Life, Compass Bancshares)

8) Tampa/St. Petersburg - 6 (Tech Data, Jobil Circuit, Outback Steakhouse, Raymond James, Walter Industries, WellCare Healthplans)

9) Raleigh/Durham - 4 (Progress Energy, Quintilles Transnational, Martin Marietta, LabCorp)

10) Greensboro/Winston-Salem - 4 (BB&T, Reynolds American, VF Corporation, Jefferson Pilot)

T11) Orlando - 3 (Darden Restaurants, Hughes Supply, Priority HealthCare)

T11) New Orleans - 3 (Entergy, Freeport McMoran, Hibernia Corporation)

T11) Louisville, KY - 3 (Humana, Yum Brands, Brown Forman)

T11) Fort Smith, Ark - 3 (JB Hunt, Beverly Enterprises, Arkansas Best)

T15) Norfolk, VA - 2 (Norfolk Southern, Amerigroup)

T15) Little Rock, Ark - 2 (AllTell, Dillards)

T15) Fayetteville/Bentonville/Springdale, Ark - 2 (Wal Mart, Tyson Foods)

T15) Columbus, GA - 2 (AFLAC, Synovus Corp)

T19) Baton Rouge, LA - 1 (The Shaw Group)

T19) Knoxville, TN - 1 (Regal Entertainment)

T19) Columbia, SC - 1 (Scana Corporation)

T19) Lexington, KY - 1 (Lexmark Corporation)

T19) Chattanooga, TN - 1 (Unimprovident)

T19) Tri-Cities, TN - 1 (Eastman Chemical)

T19) Greenville, SC - 1 (Bowater Inc)

T19) Lakeland, FL - 1 (Publix)

T19) Roanoke, VA - 1 (Advance Auto Parts)

T19) El Dorado, Ark - 1 (Murphy Oil)
 

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Fear of Heights said:
Here are some SE cities and their Fortune 1000 companies.
Great post. However, it would be good to see which companies made just the “Fortune 500” as that’s the most highly recognized measure of a community’s true corporate muscle. After all, the title issue of the magazine is the “Fortune 500”.

Charlotte area companies on the FORTUNE 500 list:

Bank of America (Uptown)




Lowe's (Mooresville/Lake Norman area)






Wachovia (Uptown)




Duke Energy (Uptown)




Nucor (South Park area)




Sonic Automotive (Couldn’t find their HQ so I used one of their local dealerships)




SPX (Ballantyne Area)




Family Dollar Stores (I know, I know, but I couldn’t find any pictures of their HQ)




Goodrich (Coliseum area)

 

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True, but if the company is big enough to make the Fortune 1000 then it's likely over a billion in revenues and is big enough to make a significant local impact on a community. When you consider that there are probably over 100,000 companies in America (one would assume there's at least that many) you're basically in the Top 1% of all American companies which is pretty impressive to say the least. Plus, they had the same thread over on the Midwest board (Fortune 1000) so I figured I'd start one over here.
 

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Fortune 1000 is legit... there is probably going to be a correlation between how many 500's you have and how many 1000's you have anyway. But, its great to say you have 6 or 7 F500's, for example, but if you lack the base of a bunch of good F1000's, then the city is likely not well ballanced or diversified... and hence, more vulnerable to economic downturns.
 

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In other words, you didn't count the places that would blow all of these cities away?
 

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I'm not sure about your rankings.....Belk and I believe Ruddick as well in Charlotte are pirvately held companies. Belk would be a Fortune 500 I believe it it was public.
 

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< is a stickler for methodology
 

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The Fortune 500 and 1000 comprise companies that “File financial statements with the SEC”, even if they’re privately owned. That’s why Belk is included.

Below are some recent national headlines, which kind of support my argument that typically, people site “Fortune 500” companies. You seldom find where the Fortune 1000 list is sited because…well…there’s so dog gone many of them.

12th Area Company Makes Fortune 500”
Reported by: 9News Last Updated: 4/5/2005 12:48:34 PM
http://www.wcpo.com/news/2005/local/04/05/fortune.html

“Stater makes Fortune 500 list”
Apr 13, 2005 (The Press-Enterprise - Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News)
http://news.tradingcharts.com/futures/0/1/65461310.html

“Whole Foods makes Fortune 500 list”
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, April 06, 2005
http://www.statesman.com/business/content/business/stories/03/5FORTUNE.html

“Wal-Mart at peak of Fortune 500” Posted on Tue, Apr. 05, 2005
http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/business/11312820.htm

“Beazer Homes enters Fortune 500”, April 6, 2005http://memphis.bizjournals.com/memphis/stories/2005/04/04/daily18.html

At any rate, no biggie!!! This was a good list prepared above. I’ll help out on some of the missing and “forgotten” ones:

422. Carmax – Richmond (Glen Allen)

427. Owen & Minor Inc. – Richmond (Glen Allen)

507. LandAmerica Financial Group Inc. – Richmond

546. Dollar Tree Stores Inc. – Norfolk (Chesapeake)

693. Markel Corporation – Richmond (Glen Allen)

909. Piedmont Natural Gas – Charlotte, NC

973. EarthLink Inc. – Atlanta, GA

975. Mueller Industries – Memphis, TN

987. PSS World Medical – Jacksonville, FL

989. Renal Care Group – Nashville, TN

997. Coach Inc. – Jacksonville, FL
 

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< Stands corrected.............

The Great Hizzy......Fear of Heights said he omitted Miami metro.
 

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Since the entire state is being omitted, I'll just add Fortune 1000 compaines in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area myself. Off the top of my head (with help from the Dallas Chamber and in no particular order): American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JC Penny, Pizza Hut, Blockbuster, Kinkos, EDS, Frito Lay, Dr. Pepper, ExxonMobil, BNS Rail, Nortel, Dean Foods, Mary Kay, CompUSA, Game Works, Pizza Inn, Accor, Pier One, Radio Shack, Alcon Labs, Kimberly Clark, TXU, Centex, D.R. Horton, ACS, Triad Hospitals, Texas Instruments, Flowserve, Belo, Nieman Marcus, Michaels Stores, Nokia, Rent-A-Center, Wyndam International, Perot Systems, XTO Energy, Atmos Energy, Sabre Holdings, Zales, 7-11 Stores, Commercial Metals, Lennox International, CellStar, UICI, Trinity Industries, Holly, Texas Industries, Pioneer Natural Resources, Valhi, and Brinker Interntional.
 

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Geaux Tigers; Some of which you mention are hq'ed in Forth Worth. Unless your just doing metropolitian ;)

Houston: ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil Corp., SYSCO coperation, Plains All American Pipeline, L. P., Halliburton, Waste Management, Inc., CenterPoint Energy, Continental Airlines, Reliant Energy, Enterprise Products Partners, Kinder Morgan Management LLC, El Paso Corp., Dynegy, Baker Hughes, Anadarko, Lyondell Chemical Company, Burlington Resources, Group 1 Automotive, Smith International, Enbridge Energy Partners, Frontier Oil Corporation, American National Insurance Company, FMC Technologies, Eagle Global Logistics, BJ Services Company ;), National-Oilwell, EOG Resources, US Oncology, Stewart Information Services, Cooper Cameron, Adams Resources and Energy, Service Corporation International, Pride International, Quanta Services, Varco International, Quanex Corporation, Men's Wearhouse, Metals USA, ExpressJet Holdings, Integrated Electrical Svc, BMC Software Inc, Noble Energy Inc, Newfield Exploration Company, Pogo Producing Company, Citgo, Wedge International, Shell Oil Division, Enron, MI/Swaco, and Sprite.

Major company influence: Exxon Mobile, Chevron/Texaco, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo.
 

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^Hence my saying this is a list of companies in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. BTW, Anadarko is way the hell up in The Woodlands. Does that even count as "Houston area" or are we getting into suburban Dallas by that point? :yes:
 

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Thanks for the help Carolina Blue. One of those Memphis companies as well as a couple of those Jacksonville companies look familiar. I just couldn't remember them at the time. I should have remember Car Max for Richmond too. I remember reading about Car Max after they built 2 dealerships in metro Bham about 3 years ago.


For you Dallas folks, one of your Fortune 500 companies recently got denied by a smaller rival. One that will be battling it out with Blockbuster in the years to come. That company is likely to come closing to cracking the Fortune 500 next year and will certainly be the first Fortune 1000 entry for a Dothan, Alabama based company, Movie Gallery.
They beat out Blockbuster's bid for #2 movie rental chain Hollywood Entertainment.

www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/stories/2005/03/21/daily23.html
 
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