Businesses That Call Atlanta Home

Posted by Hecht Walker, P.C.
Posted on November 15, 2013

Atlanta, GA is one of our countries greatest accomplishments. The city boasts one of the busiest airports in the country. The area is home to a thriving blue-collar population, making it easier to find people to employ. The education that is available means more qualified applicants. Add to the lower cost to do business there and you have a recipe for success.

United Parcel Service (UPS) uses Atlanta as a major shipping center. The shipping giant has a  regional shipping hub that is housed in a 1.2 million acre facility. This makes the area more attractive to manufacturers.

Atlanta is a world-city due to the multicultural citizens and business in the area. There are 34 bi-national Chambers of Commerce in Atlanta and 81, consulates and trade offices. The ease of getting through the government requirements to establish a company is made easier with this many agencies in the city.


Technology giants such as Arris International and NCR Corporation are in Atlanta. Technology therefore is always cutting edge. There are many other businesses in the field of technology. In fact, there are thousands. Almost 2-million people in Atlanta are employed in some aspect of the technology field.

Big business has long had its finger on the pulse of Atlanta. Below is a partial list of companies who use Atlanta as their headquarters:

  • CNN
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • The Home Depot
  • United Parcel Service (U.P.S.)
  • Delta Airlines, Inc.
  • Suntrust Banks
  • Newell Brands
  • Equifax
  • Aarons, Inc.
  • Intercontinental Exchange Inc.
  • The Southern Company
  • Genuine Parts Company
  • First Data Corporation
  • D. Supply Holdings Incorporated
  • Global Payments Incorporated
  • Carter’s Incorporated
  • First Data Corporation
  • Aflac Incorporated
  • Mohawk Industries
  • West Rock (former Rock-Tenn Company)
  • Newell Rubbermaid, Inc.
  • Acuity Brands, Inc.
  • BlueLinx Holdings Inc.
  • Ocwen Financial Corporation
  • AGL Resources

Atlanta is home to thousands of companies and businesses. 16 of these companies are Fortune 500 companies and 9 are Fortune 1000 companies.


Most people do not associate automobile manufacturing as part of Atlanta’s commerce, but it is.

Atlanta is home to Asbury Automotive Group, Incorporated, the largest automotive retailer in the United States. Atlanta is also home to German automobile maker, Mercedes Benz/Daimler


Americans love sports. Their love for sports turns into big money. Games, clothing, sports equipment, are just part of the story. Sports draw people from all over. These people will stay in Atlanta for the event. This means other businesses will benefit from the influx. This includes the hotel industry, fuel companies, restaurants, and retail across the city.

Atlanta is home to 5 major professional sports franchises. They are:

  • Atlanta Braves
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Atlanta Dream
  • Atlanta United FC

In 2017, the Lacrosse team Atlanta Blaze will be added to the mix, calling the Mercedes-Benz Stadium home.

Atlanta is a city filled with heavy hitters in commerce. Some people credit the educational system that has put so much effort into the leadership of future business leaders. Yet another Atlanta business should be mentioned in this light. The Atlanta Partnership Of Business and Education, Incorporated represents this concept. One thing that is certain, Atlanta is a major commerce city and the future of Georgia is bright.

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