Greater Cincinnati gained a new Fortune 500 firm this year now has 9 companies on the annual list.
# 500: Cintas, located in Mason is the latest local addition to the list. Ranked 520 last year it jumped to 500 this year.
# 17: The Kroger Company moved up one spot to No. 17. According to Fortune Kroger is the sixth-largest company in the Midwest and the second-largest in Ohio.
# 42: Procter & Gamble Co. also broke top 50. The company fell six spots since last year, placing at No. 42.
# 484: Fairfield-based Cincinnati Financial ) made the list for the 3rd consecutive year.
Other local companies that made the list include:
# 120: Macy’s Inc.
# 366: Fifth Third Bancorp
# 413: American Financial Group
# 461: AK Steel Holding
The companies are not only good for the local economy many of them contribute to local charities and host events open to the public.
Boasting 9 local companies in the Fortune 500 is good business for the greater Cincinnati real estate market. We need to continue business practices needed to attract new businesses to the area.