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February 2, 2018

Metro Atlanta And Georgia Rankings Show Dominance In Business Economy, Education

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Metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia continue to dominate in a range of industries, including in business and economy, infrastructure, supply chain, digital and IoT, workforce and quality of life. As 2018 begins, the Metro Atlanta Chamber has released updated rankings for the metro region and state reflecting progress made in the previous year.

Below are just a few of our favorite points, showing off Atlanta’s reputation as a place to invent, connect, inspire and thrive. The rankings also demonstrate the continued growth of a metro that is a top tech mecca, the destination for leading centers for education, home to the world’s most-traveled airport and the location with a quality of life that is second to none. In short, #AtlantaIsNow, and 2018 promises more opportunities.

Top Metro Atlanta Rankings of 2017

  • #1 Metro Area for Openings for STEM Graduates Per capita Source: WalletHub, “2017’s Best & Worst Areas for STEM Professionals,” January 10, 2017
  • #1 Most Traveled Airport in the World (104 million passengers in 2016) Source: Airports Council International, “2016 World Airport Traffic Rankings,” April 19, 2017
  • #1 City for Major League Soccer Attendance (Atlanta United) Source: The Associated Press, “Fans Unite! Atlanta Soccer Team Leads League in Attendance,” July 12, 2017
  • #2 Metro Area for Quality Engineering Universities Source: WalletHub, “2017’s Best & Worse Areas for STEM Professionals,” January 10, 2017
  • #2 North American Metro Area for Competitiveness in the Business & Financial Services Industry Source: Conway Inc. and Site Selection Magazine, “The World’s Most Competitive Cities, 2017,” Spring 2017
  • #2 North American Metro Area for Competitiveness in the IT & Communications Industry Source: Conway Inc. and Site Selection Magazine, “The World’s Most Competitive Cities, 2017,” Spring 2017
  • #3 City Poised to Become Tomorrow’s Tech Meccas Source: Forbes, “5 Cities Poised to Become Tomorrow’s Tech Meccas,” March 23, 2017
  • #5 Market for Millennial Population Change (2010-2015) in Large Tech Markets (>50,000 Labor Pools) Source: CBRE, “2017 Scoring Tech Talent of Top 50 Cities,” July 18, 2017

Top Georgia Rankings of 2017

  • #1 State for Doing Business (for the fourth consecutive year) Source: Area Development, “Top States for Doing Business 2017,” Q3 2017
  • #1 State for Business Climate (for the fifth consecutive year) Source: Site Selection, “Site Selection’s 2017 Top State Business Climate Rankings,” November 2017
  • #1 State for Economy Source: CNBC, “America’s Top States for Business 2017,” July 11, 2017
  • #3 State for Workforce Source: CNBC, “America’s Top States for Business 2017,” July 11, 2017
  • #4 State for Infrastructure Source: CNBC, “America’s Top States for Business 2017,” July 11, 2017