Life Sciences

Metro Atlanta’s life science industry is gaining strong momentum. Globally recognized health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our nationally recognized medical schools continue to drive Atlanta’s reputation as the “center for global health.” 


Global Health

The CDC is one of the top employers in the region with around 15,000 employees. With companies like UCB, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston Scientific, Alcon and more innovating here. Atlanta is beacon of both life sciences and health research and industry. 

Digital Health

With over 250 digital health companies with a presence in Georgia and numerous healthcare assets, metro Atlanta is continuing to grow as a leading destination for this industry.

Research Universities

Georgia is home to four research universities that generate more than $2.2 billion in federal research funding. All four  are accessible from the metro Atlanta region, with three near downtown. 

Medical Schools

Metro Atlanta is home to some of the top medical universities and clinical training programs in the country, including Emory University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Mercer University School of Pharmacy. These institutions house and train clinicians and researchers who work at the many hospitals in the region.

Metro Atlanta: An Emerging Hub for Life Sciences

Metro Atlanta continues to grow as a center for life sciences because of its vigorous support for the industry. Read about the full industry at the link.

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