Companies Founded in Cleveland

List of notable businesses founded in Cleveland, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Cleveland. The famous Cleveland companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Cleveland company's names to find out even more about them.

List is made up of many different items, including Back Yard Burgers and OfficeMax.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Cleveland?" and "What are the biggest Cleveland companies?"

If you're a Cleveland native then this list of the biggest Cleveland companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Cleveland.

  • Back Yard Burgers
    Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
    Back Yard Burgers, Inc. is a regional franchise chain of quick serve restaurants. Its headquarters is located in Nashville, Tennessee. As of November 2014, there were 65 locations in the Southern and ...more
  • Bonne Bell
    Bonne Bell is a cosmetics company which focuses on products targeted for young women. The company was best known for its astringent face cleanser, 10-0-6 lotion. Originally marketed as an all-purpose ...more
  • Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
    Mining, Metal Ore Mining
    Cliffs Natural Resources, formerly Cleveland-Cliffs, is a Cleveland, Ohio, business firm that specializes in the mining and beneficiation of iron ore and the mining of coal. The firm is an ...more
  • CleveMed


    CleveMed is a medical device company that focuses on developing, manufacturing and marketing technologies for sleep disorders. It was founded by Robert N. Schmidt in 1990 and is located in Cleveland, ...more
  • DEI Holdings Inc

    DEI Holdings Inc

    Household Audio and Video Equipment
  • E. W. Scripps Company
    Television Broadcasting, Newspaper, Cable television
    The E. W. Scripps Company is an American broadcasting company founded as a chain of daily newspapers by Edward Willis Scripps. It was also formerly a media conglomerate. The company is headquartered ...more