Metro Atlanta is the economic engine for the Southeast

A global image, world class talent, a competitive business climate and superior quality of life make metro Atlanta the business capital of the Southeast.

The Southeast is the leading market for population and economic growth in the U.S. and represents the 5th largest economy (GDP) in the world at $3.4 trillion. Metro Atlanta’s $295 billion GDP is forecasted to grow to $474 billion by 2040.

Home to the world’s most-traveled and most efficient airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – metro Atlanta is a leading center for business activity and logistics. With 16 Fortune 500 headquarters, metro Atlanta is a hub for global and domestic operations. Our city thrives with a robust workforce that is 2.7 million strong and a competitive business climate that offers affordability, accessibility and growth potential.


Your Business Capital of the Southeast Experts


David Hartnett

Chief Economic Development Officer

David serves as MAC's Chief Economic Development Officer Read More


Tom Cunningham

Chief Economist

Tom Cunningham is the Chief Economist for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Read More