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 which 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.
#22 Proctor & Gamble
#23 The Kroger Company
#248 Fifth Third Bancorp
#510 AK Steel
#469 General Cable
#478 American Financial Group
#482 Western & Southern Financial
#522 Cincinnati Financial
#536 Cintas Corp.
#625 NewPage Holding (45min from Cincinnati, in Miamisburg)
#932 Teradata (45min from Cincinnati, in Miamisburg)
#992 E.W. Scripps
In case you didn’t count, that’s 16 of the top 1000 companies in the United States (by revenue) which 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.