Six Fortune 500 Companies Along the Streetcar Route

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This years list of Fortune 500 companies includes nine companies in the Cincinnati Area, of which six are along the route of the Cincinnati Streetcar.  If operations started today, the Cincinnati Streetcar would serve more Fortune 500 companies than every other modern streetcar system in the country–combined.

  • Cincinnati (6)- Procter and Gamble, Macy’s, Kroger, Western and Southern, Fifth Third, and American Financial

  • Seattle (1)- Nordstrom

  • Portland (0)- No Fortune 500 Companies Served

  • Tacoma (0)- No Fortune 500 Companies Served


9 thoughts on “Six Fortune 500 Companies Along the Streetcar Route

    theboilover said:
    April 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Not to mention it would run directly by the building I just bought/am going to move into! Let’s go streetcar!

    kathleen said:
    April 23, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Great post!

    MM said:
    April 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    What about Fifth Third???? They are a Fortune 250 company…

    Chris S said:
    April 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    What about 5/3 and chiquita?

    Nathan said:
    April 25, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Great point, but you forgot Fifth Third Bank. It’s also a Fortune 500 along the route (@ Fountain Square).

    The linkage of the Fortune 500s to OTR and Clifton is a big reason why I support the streetcar. I just wonder why they aren’t more supportive of it – at least that I’ve heard anyway.

    bh said:
    April 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Cincy’s downtown isn’t remotely comparable to Portland. Also, Portland has regional access to the Streetcar via the “monorail” which connects both the airport and Rose Garden/Convention centers across the river.

    Seems like the streetcar might be used by folks who currently reside downtown and on the line but few others from outlying areas would utilize it.

    CincyStreetcar said:
    April 26, 2010 at 8:03 am

    ^Bh, you are correct that Cincinnati’s downtown has many attractions that Portland’s does not. For example The Portland Streetcar is not within walking distance of:

    * A professional sports stadium
    * A second professional sports stadium
    * The region’s largest hospital complex
    * A Casino
    * A convention center
    * A zoo
    * Five Fortune 500 Company’s Headquarters

    Nathan said:
    April 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    LOL. Looks like great minds think alike 😉

    So CincyStreetcar, why the omission of Fifth Third?

    P.S. Chiquita dropped out of the Fortune 500 last year and didn’t make it back this year.

    cincyfresh said:
    February 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    WOW, Cincinnati a Midwestern city with a population of 378,000 (Social Compact Drill Down) has a street car that will serve 6 Fortune 500 Companies, 3 Fortune 1000, Companies, the largest and most intact urban historic district in the United States and contains the largest collection of Italianate architecture as well. The University of Cincinnati, a Tier I public research university, with an annual enrollment of over 40,000 students making it one of the 100 largest universities in the U.S. with an economic impact of over $3 billion per year and the region’s largest single employer. Uptown contains the region’s largest hospital complex, and a world renowned zoo and botanical garden. There are plans to expand to the Northern Kentucky cities of Covington and Newport which would add two Fortune 500 Compines, and a $100 million entertainment complex featuring the Newport Aquarium.

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