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Metro Atlanta's 2015 GDP

$339 B

Value of Goods and Services Produced

Metro Atlanta's GDP is greater than that of Denmark and Singapore.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Foreign-Owned Enterprises

2.5k

Where the World Does Business

Thousands of international businesses have made their way to Atlanta. From financial giants to leading tech companies, the community here has welcomed organizations from every corner of the world.

Source: Brookings Institution, 2015

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.

Skilled Talent

#1

State for Overall Labor Climate, 2015

The Georgia Institute of Technology ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of engineering bachelor's degrees awarded, helping to rank metro Atlanta in the top 10 tech talent markets (Source: American Society for Engineering Education, CBRE, 2016).

Source: Area Development

 

Restaurants Per Capita

#1

#1 City for the Greatest Number of Restaurants Per Capita, 2016

The rich history of the American South meets the influence of metro Atlanta's global community, offering a variety of shopping, dining, and cultural experiences that draw upon the diverse tastes of those who call this city home.

Source: WalletHub

Connect with the Metro Atlanta Chamber

With collective decades of international expertise, the Global Commerce team is in place specifically to help foreign-owned enterprises (FOEs) navigate the path for entry and expansion in the U.S. market.

In addition to providing comprehensive site selection consultation, MAC Global Commerce assists FOEs with their due diligence and connects them to the resources needed to avoid the missteps that some companies make entering the U.S.

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

Learn More