Top 10 Fortune 500 Companies in Ohio

Ohio plays important role in business world

Each year, FORTUNE Magazine compiles the top 500 U.S. companies based on revenue. This year, 27 Ohio companies made the list. This is exciting for Ohioans in general, but business professionals should be especially proud of this accomplishment. At Notre Dame College (NDC), we understand that success in the business world is dependent on a quality education. That’s why our online business programs prepare students with the skills and knowledge they need to be competitive and successful.

To highlight the quality of the Ohio business community, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies in the state. This list can also be a valuable tool for Ohio business students as possibilities for future employment. According to FORTUNE’s rankings and criteria, here are the top 10 businesses in our state:

1. Cardinal Health (#19) Cardinal Health is a healthcare services company based in Dublin, Ohio. The company specializes in pharmaceuticals and medical supplies and also distributes surgical products. Cardinal Health serves over 60,000 locations each day. For employment information, visit

2. Kroger (#23) Kroger is America’s largest grocery store chain and fourth largest retailer in the world. Its headquarters is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and has 2,141 stores in 31 states. Kroger also operates convenience stores, jewelry stores, food processing facilities, fuel centers and pharmacies. For employment information, visit

3. Procter & Gamble (#28) Procter & Gamble, also known as P&G is a multinational consumer goods company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company’s products include cleaning agents, beauty products and household care products. Its brands are sold in over 180 countries and five continents. For information on employment with Procter & Gamble, visit

4. Marathon Petroleum (#33) Marathon is an oil refining, marketing and pipeline transport company. It is based in Findlay, Ohio and is the largest transportation fuels refiner in the Midwest. Its products are marketed in the Southeast, Gulf Coast and Midwest. It operates more than 5,100 Marathon locations and about 1,470 Speedway locations. Marathon also produces asphalt, gasoline, lubricants and distillates. For information on employment, visit

5. Nationwide (#100) Nationwide is a group of financial and insurance companies based in Columbus, Ohio. It markets life insurance, asset management, property insurance and investments, among other services. Nationwide is one of the largest insurance and financial companies in the world. Types of insurance offered by Nationwide include car, homeowners, pet, life, boat and motorcycle. For employment information, visit

6. Macy’s (#109) Macy’s, Inc. is a corporation that owns two department store chains: Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. It operates around 850 locations in the U.S. and is the largest department store chain in the country. Macy’s also operates in about 45 states. Its corporate offices are in Cincinnati, Ohio and New York City. For employment information, visit

7. Goodyear Tire & Rubber (#137) The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is based in Akron, Ohio. It manufactures tires for a variety of vehicles, including automobiles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes and farm equipment. Goodyear is the most widely-used tire supplier in Formula One racing history and is the sole tire supplier for NASCAR. For information on employment with Goodyear, visit

8. Progressive (#166) The Progressive Corporation is one of the largest car insurance providers in the U.S. It also markets insurance for boats, bikes, commercial vehicles and RVs.  Progressive’s headquarters is in Mayfield Village, Ohio and has more than 450 offices throughout the country. For employment information, visit

9. FirstEnergy (#181) FirstEnergy is an energy company located in Akron, Ohio. It is one of the largest investor-owned electric systems and has more than 10 regulated distribution companies. FirstEnergy serves about six million customers in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. For information on employment, visit

10. American Electric Power (#185) American Electric Power is an investor-owned electric utility. It serves 11 states and five million customers and owns nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. The company also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system. For employment information, visit

Getting Your Business Degree with NDC

If your career goal is to work for companies like these, NDC can help you get there. With our online business degree programs, you can be competitive in the job market as well as professionally successful. We offer an associate degree in business management and a bachelor’s degree in business administration to get you on your way. Ready for the next step? For more information on our business degrees, visit our online programs page: