Economic Development

Bioscience

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Economic Development

Bioscience

About the Industry

The bioscience industry in Georgia already leads the nation with more than 200 companies and more than $4 billion in annual reported revenue and 15,000 employees. The bioscience industry is also firmly rooted in the state, with more than 100,000 jobs and an annual economic impact of $23 billion. As the national economy rebounds, metro Atlanta has the potential to create thousands more jobs per year in these two sectors. Whether you’re with a FORTUNE 500 business or putting in sweat equity in a startup, this is the city that can help you create a solid future.

Recognized as the Center of Global Health, metro Atlanta and Georgia are powerful hubs for the rapidly growing bioscience industry. Headquarters for renowned national and global health organizations, including the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, CARE (Cooperation for Assistance and Relief Everywhere), The Carter Center, and the Task Force for Global Health live in metro Atlanta. Further, metro Atlanta is a leader in areas of cold chain storage, fill and finish hematology and immunology, medical devices, and health IT.

Leading the Region in Bioscience

Workforce Training Programs

#1

State for Leading Workforce Training Programs, Area Development 2016

Biomedical Engineering Programs

#1

for Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Programs, Georgia Tech 2016

Business Climate

#1

State for Doing Business, Area Development 2016

Key Industry Factors

Health IT

Atlanta is often referred to as the nation's health IT capital with over 200 health IT companies in Georgia, which continues to rapidly rise.

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Clinical Trials

Atlanta offers a unique combination of clinical and hospital resources, which provides all the elements needed to conduct successful clinical trials.

Medical Devices

The medical device industry in Georgia is thriving, bolstered by the presence of outstanding educational and research resources.

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Vaccines

Metro Atlanta has an extraordinary depth of energy and resources centered on the research and development of vaccines.

Recent Relocations & Announcements

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente will establish a $51 million customer service center creating more than 800 new jobs.

Azalea Health

Azalea Health

Azalea Health is plotting an expansion that will add about 200 jobs over the next few years.

UCB Pharma

UCB Pharma

UCB Solution Accelerator will be at 2,500 square feet innovation center at Technology Square.