The Cleveland metropolitan area, or Greater Cleveland, is the metropolitan area surrounding the city of Cleveland in Northeast Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 Census, the Cleveland-Elyria Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consists of five counties and has a population of over 2 million people, making Greater Cleveland the 29th most populous metropolitan area in the United States and largest metro entirely in Ohio.
Northeast Ohio is home to more than 37% of Fortune 500 companies, represented through corporate headquars, major divisions, subsidiaries, sales offices, etc. In addition, more than 150 international companies have a presencein the region. As of 2006, Northeast Ohio serves as the corporate headquarters of 25 Fortune 1,000 firms.