Atlanta is a major hub for business in the South and is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies. In addition to providing jobs for thousands of Atlanta area residents, some of these companies also top the list as some of the state's best places to work. Read on to find out which Atlanta-area companies make the Fortune 500 list.
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The Home Depot is a top home improvement retailer with corporate headquarters located in Atlanta. The Home Depot offices are located in Vinings, just off I-285, where more than 5,000 employees report for duty each day. Home Depot's co-founders have made a big impact on the city. Arthur Blank owns The Atlanta Falcons and runs a charitable foundation, while Bernie Marcus was instrumental in opening Georgia Aquarium
Shipping mega-corporation UPS enjoys a beautiful, secluded headquarters in the Dunwoody area.
The Coca-Cola Company is the engine behind one of the world's favorite soft drinks.
Delta is the world's largest airline and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport makes this the perfect home for the flying giant.
Insurance provider Aflac is located south of Atlanta in Columbus Georgia, but it may be still worth taking a look - this company has made the "Top Workplaces" rankings year after year for great benefits like on-site daycare.
Southern Company is the Southeast's premiere energy provider.
Genuine Parts is in the business of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials and own the well-known Napa stores.
First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers.
Suntrust Banks is still thriving in a down economy and has offices in the heart of the downtown business district.
AGCO is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of agricultural equipment. Their headquarters is located in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth.