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Economic Development

Smart Cities

Metro Atlanta is embracing smart city expansion.

Metro Atlanta is leveraging technology to address the social issues of our time to create resilient, smart communities that improve the quality of life and meet the needs of generations now and next for sustainable economic growth.

Metro Atlanta is focused on Internet of Things and mobile tech innovations. The region offers a world-class, collaborative ecosystem of big brands, digital media leaders, technology powerhouses, world-renowned universities and a dynamic startup community that results in an unsurpassed location to drive global innovation.

 

Key Industry Factors

Sustainability

Sustainability

As a smart sustainable region, Metro Atlanta aspires to leverage technology to create resilient communities and improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and economic competitiveness while meeting the needs of current and future generations.

Mobility

Mobility

Atlanta seeks and advocates innovative mobility solutions throughout the region to support the thriving economy and create sustainable communities.

Connectivity

Connectivity

The region is home to the world's most traveled airport and a top US city for connectivity in the startup community. As a top tech market in the US, the region is embracing technology to create smarter communities for the future.

Industry Stats

IoT

40%

By the end of 2019, we could expect 40 percent of local and regional governments to use IoT to turn infrastructure like roads, streetlights and traffic signals into assets.

Global Smart Cities

70%

According to the UN, almost 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050, so cities must become smarter to be resilient and sustainable.

Smart City Market

$1 Trillion

The total value of the global smart city market is projected to exceed $1 trillion by 2020 and $2.5 trillion by 2025. The increase in adoption of green technology will drive the market.

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