The Workforce of Tomorrow, Ready Today

Metro Atlanta’s thriving international and multicultural communities, innovation ecosystems, host of HBCUs and other higher ed institutions, and hallowed history as a torchbearer of the Civil Rights movement all combine to attract and nurture the diverse, skilled workforce your business needs to grow.

A Greenhouse for Smart, Skilled Talent

With some of America’s top-ranked colleges and universities, six HBCUs and a vast technical college system, our extraordinary higher-ed community creates a steady pipeline of diverse, educated and skilled talent ready to get to work.

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Diverse Graduating Class

Across the Atlanta region there are over 275,000 college and university students. Located in the heart of Atlanta is Georgia State University, a university that graduates more Black students than any other college or university in the country.

Where You Can Make Your Mark

Atlanta is home of challengers, innovators and pioneers. We celebrate the changemakers that have amplified the region and truly left a mark on the region. Through our Backed by ATL program, we help accelerate grow for promising businesses and entrepreneurs. Read more about Atlanta’s innovation here.

Young Leaders Network

The ChooseATL Young Leaders Network is a program for young professionals under 40. Our goal is to provide metro Atlanta’s future leaders with access to the business community, a network of peers and a conduit to have real impact around the region. 

Why Talent Thrives Here


Despite metro Atlanta’s status as a global business hub, it’s also a diverse mosaic of welcoming neighborhoods where everyone can find a place to feel at home. 


Hip hop’s Southern capital. Sports mecca. Foodie dream. Gallery of the arts. International crossroads. All of these describe metro Atlanta, but they don’t begin to cover the full spectrum of cultural amenities here.


With a booming job market, a stream of growth industries and a steady influx of new companies moving here, metro Atlanta is a magnet for top talent seeking long-term career opportunities.


Your Talent, Your Future

Take a look inside Georgia’s entry-level talent supply vs. employer demand. 

Talent Pipeline Report

Explore regional stats on students who display both high aptitude and high interest in key occupational clusters.

Opportunities Lost

Understand barriers to workforce participation and education particularly for women, single parents, low-income households and families in Georgia.