TourismOhio TeamJune 24, 2022

Ohio's Thriving Economy

With all Ohio has to offer, it’s no wonder so many Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the state.

Read on to learn about Ohio's top 10, plus ways to discover more about the rest of the list.

1. Cardinal Health in Dublin

Ranked No. 15 on the 2022 list of Fortune 500 companies, this health care company specializes in the distribution of medical products serving more than 100,000 locations. And it continues to look toward innovation, as seen with the recent partnership with startup Zipline, which delivers products through autonomous aircraft to pharmacies.

2. Marathon Petroleum in Findlay

Marathon Petroleum Corporate is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company that ranks 19 on the list Fortune 500 companies list. It operates the nation's largest refining system and operates Marathon brand retail outlets. Its Northwest Ohio headquarters has a prominent presence in the state and is a major contributor to the community.

3. Kroger in Cincinnati

There’s no better-known grocery in Ohio than Kroger. The Kroger company is one of the largest retailers in the United States and is No. 21 on the Fortune 500 list. It operates 2,750 grocery retail stores and had a 113% increase in e-commerce sales for 2021.

4. Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati

Known for its household and personal products, P&G comes in at No. 47. Its products include staples such as Tide, Gillette, Crest, Bounty, Gain, Old Spice, which are trusted in millions of homes. and more. The company believes in finding small but meaningful ways to improve lives – now and for generations to come.

5. Progressive in Mayfield

Go with the Flo with the U.S.’s third-largest auto insurance carrier. Ranked No. 79, it reported an 11% year-over-year revenue increase in 2021. This Northeast Ohio headquartered company works every day looking at everything through the lens of “how can we make this better?”

6. Nationwide in Columbus

Founded in 1926, Nationwide is No. 80 on the list. Columbus has been home to Nationwide Insurance from the beginning. Its corporate headquarters comprise five downtown buildings. Nationwide continues to invest in financial and insurance startups as well expand its eco-friendly portfolio.

7. Cleveland-Cliffs in Cleveland

The largest flat-rolled steel company in North America is in Northeast Ohio. The No. 171 Fortune 500-ranked company is also a self-sufficient enterprise through its raw material extraction, manufacturing, and tooling.

8. Sherwin-Williams in Cleveland

Ohio-based Sherwin-Williams adds color to the Fortune 500 list and comes in at No. 175. After opening its first factory in 1873, the company became officially incorporated in July 1884. And for more than 75 years, it has been headquartered in Cleveland's Midland Building.

9. Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Akron

Hit the road with Goodyear, one of the top four tire manufacturers in the world. Founded in 1898, the No. 209 ranked company is always looking at ways to improve and innovate customers’ driving experience.

10. American Electric Power in Columbus

As one of the U.S.’s largest energy companies, AEP powers numerous other companies throughout the state and beyond. Ranked No. 219 and one of the largest investor-owned utilities, it serves almost 5.5 million customers.

Ohio-based companies on the Fortune 500 list

Parker-Hannifin in Cleveland, No. 253
Andersons in Maumee, No. 295
FirstEnergy in Akron, No. 343
Cincinnati Financial in Fairfield, No. 367
Western & Southern Financial Group in Cincinnati, No. 372
Dana in Maumee, No. 391
Owens Corning in Toledo, No. 408
Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati, No. 415
J.M. Smucker in Orrville, No. 426
Bath & Body Works in Columbus, No. 435
KeyCorp in Cleveland, No. 449
American Financial Group in Cincinnati, No. 454
TravelCenters of America in Westlake, No. 461
Cintas in Cincinnati, No. 470
Victoria's Secret in Reynoldsburg, No. 480

Additional Ohio-based companies on the Fortune list

O-I Glass in Perrysburg, No. 501
Big Lots in Columbus, No. 515
RPM International in Medina, No. 518
Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, No. 521
Greif in Delaware, No. 561
Vertiv Holdings in Columbus, No. 607
Scotts Miracle-Gro in Marysville, No. 616
Avient in Avon Lake, No. 622
TransDigm Group in Cleveland, No. 624
Welltower in Toledo, No. 630
Bread Financial Holdings in Columbus, No. 670
Timken in North Canton, No. 679
Diebold Nixdorf in Hudson, No. 704
M/I Homes in Columbus, No. 722
Mettler-Toledo International in Columbus, No. 724
Abercrombie & Fitch in New Albany, No. 725
Medical Mutual of Ohio in Cleveland, No. 748
Franchise Group in Delaware, No. 774
Applied Industrial Technologies in Cleveland, No. 792
Lincoln Electric Holdings in Cleveland, No. 793
Designer Brands in Columbus, No. 803
Worthington Industries in Columbus, No. 806
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling in Cleveland, No. 818
Joann in Hudson, No. 933
Nordson in Westlake, No. 946
Ohio National Mutual in Cincinnati, No. 948
Olympic Steel in Highland Hills, No. 955
E.W. Scripps in Cincinnati, No. 962
Chemed in Cincinnati, No. 993