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Metro Atlanta by the Numbers

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Billions of U.S. Dollars

  • $282.7b

  • $294.1b

  • $305.3b

  • $322.0b

  • $339.2b

Making Business Boom

Atlanta is the capital of the Southeast, and it has the track record to prove it. The region continues to outgrow and outpace the nation's best-known metropolitan regions - all while ensuring a future of further growth and innovation.

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Fortune 500/1000 Headquarters

25

Trees Aren’t the Only Things Growing Here

More FORTUNE 500 companies have headquarters in Atlanta than Dallas and Nashville combined.

Most-Traveled Airport in the World

#1

Bringing the World to Atlanta

Serving 110 million passengers annually and functioning as headquarters for Delta Air Lines. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport connects more people than any other in the world.

Best State for Doing Business

#1

Award Winning Business Climate

Corporate facility investors and site consultants awarded Georgia as the #1 state for business climate four years in a row and the #1 state for business three years in a row. This business-friendly environment helps our companies grow and highlights the vitality of our state’s economy. 

Connect with the Metro Atlanta Chamber

Metro Atlanta is a thriving region, backed by a renowned business climate and an unrivaled quality of living. The Metro Atlanta Chamber helps businesses evaluate Atlanta for new or expanded operations.

From business assistance services to economic analysis, we make expanding in Atlanta and moving here as simple as possible. It's all part of improving our already outstanding region and driving further development. Let's grow together.

Metro Atlanta’s Key Industry Segments

Technology

Metro Atlanta is a world-class hub for technology design, implementation, and innovation. As one of the fastest-growing, high-tech urban centers in the nation, Atlanta is leading the way in creating a national center for innovation and industry growth.

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In 2016...

One of the top 10

Tech talent markets in the nation, CBRE, 2016

Approximately 25%

Of the global security revenue market share is generated by Georgia companies, Technology Association of Georgia, 2016

#5

U.S. city for tech startups, Sungard Availability Services, 2016

Mobility & IoT

Atlanta leads the market in groundbreaking wireless technology through a core of established industry giants and an explosive startup scene, including disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things.

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In 2016...

#1

Mobile-friendly U.S. city, NerdWallet, 2016

#1

Metro area for network speed and data performance, RootMetrics, 2016

#5

State for Telecommunications services sector employment, CompTIA, 2016

Bioscience

Recognized as the Center for Global Health, Metro Atlanta is a powerful hub for the rapidly growing bioscience industry. The region is host to the headquarters of globally recognized health organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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In 2015 & 2016...

Top 10

Best healthcare cities in the U.S., iVantage Health Analytics, 2015

#5

North American metro area for competitiveness in the life sciences industry, Conway Inc and Site Selection Magazine, 2015

#1 undergraduate & #2 graduate

Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering programs in the nation, Georgia Tech’s Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, U.S. News and World Report, 2016

Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Atlanta’s global access, innovation and talent create an unparalleled logistics network for companies that demand an efficient and consistent global supply chain.

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In 2015 & 2016...

Four

Of Gartner’s Top 25 Global Supply Chains are run out of metro Atlanta, Gartner, 2016

#1

Industrial Engineering undergraduate and graduate programs in the nation, Georgia Tech’s H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), U.S. News and World Report, 2016

#4

North American metro area for competitiveness in the transportation and logistics industry, Conway Inc. and Site Selection magazine, 2015

Metro Atlanta’s Key Industry Segments

Technology

Technology

Metro Atlanta is a world-class hub for technology design, implementation, and innovation. As one of the fastest-growing, high-tech urban centers in the nation, Atlanta is leading the way in creating a national center for innovation and industry growth.

In 2016...

One of the top 10

Tech talent markets in the nation, CBRE, 2016

Approximately 25%

Of the global security revenue market share is generated by Georgia companies, Technology Association of Georgia, 2016

#5

U.S. city for tech startups, Sungard Availability Services, 2016

Learn More
Mobility & IoT

Mobility & IoT

Atlanta leads the market in groundbreaking wireless technology through a core of established industry giants and an explosive startup scene, including disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things.

In 2016...

#1

Mobile-friendly U.S. city, NerdWallet, 2016

#1

Metro area for network speed and data performance, RootMetrics, 2016

#5

State for Telecommunications services sector employment, CompTIA, 2016

Learn More
Bioscience

Bioscience

Recognized as the Center for Global Health, Metro Atlanta is a powerful hub for the rapidly growing bioscience industry. The region is host to the headquarters of globally recognized health organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In 2015 & 2016...

Top 10

Best healthcare cities in the U.S., iVantage Health Analytics, 2015

#5

North American metro area for competitiveness in the life sciences industry, Conway Inc and Site Selection Magazine, 2015

#1 undergraduate & #2 graduate

Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering programs in the nation, Georgia Tech’s Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, U.S. News and World Report, 2016

Learn More
Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Atlanta’s global access, innovation and talent create an unparalleled logistics network for companies that demand an efficient and consistent global supply chain.

In 2015 & 2016...

Four

Of Gartner’s Top 25 Global Supply Chains are run out of metro Atlanta, Gartner, 2016

#1

Industrial Engineering undergraduate and graduate programs in the nation, Georgia Tech’s H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), U.S. News and World Report, 2016

#4

North American metro area for competitiveness in the transportation and logistics industry, Conway Inc. and Site Selection magazine, 2015

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Atlanta is...

Metro Atlanta is redefining the way the world does business, the key to making meaningful impact in our global society and the path to living a fulfilling, balanced life.

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