With stellar public schools and more than 66 colleges and universities, metro Atlanta offers a trained, skilled workforce for the companies of the 21st century.

As companies negotiate a changing business landscape, they need to have a labor pool that is skilled and flexible as well. The metro Atlanta region – typically ranked among the top five for best cities for college graduates - provides such a workforce, with a burgeoning market of talented, top-rated employees. Corporations seeking skilled workers enjoy a region that features:

  • Sixty-six colleges and universities, and  more than 275,000 students.
  • Seven technical colleges, and more than 60,000 students.
  • Georgia Department of Labor workforce training programs that have garnered national acclaim.

In addition, the State of Georgia and its local municipalities believe in developing a well-educated labor pool, offering such incentives as:

  • The HOPE Scholarship, which offers tuition reimbursement and grants for higher education
  • Go Build Georgia
  • Complete College Georgia
  • Georgia QuickStart
  • ICAPP (Intellectual Capital Partnership Program)
Atlanta's Young Professionals

Your Workforce Experts


Amy Lancaster

Director of Workforce Development, Public Policy

Amy serves as MAC's Director of Workforce Development 


Jenny Jang

Senior Project Manager, Public Policy

Jenny Jang is a Senior Project Manager in the Public Policy department of the Metro Atlanta Chamber.