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Economic Development

Information Technology, Digital Media and Telecommunications

Metro Atlanta – A World-Class Hub for Telecom and Information Technology Design, Implementation, and Innovation

Powered by the strength of more than 13,000 technology companies, metro Atlanta is lauded for its strengths in telecom, cyber security, FinTech, digital media, and a thriving mobility ecosystem. Metro Atlanta has created a robust technology talent pipeline unmatched in the region, leading to a dramatic increase in university and privately-funded accelerators and corporate innovation centers as technology companies seek to leverage top-notch students and faculty talent. As one of the fastest-growing, high-tech urban centers in the nation, metro Atlanta is leading the way in creating a national center for digital innovation and tech industry growth. 

Leading the Region in Technology

Tech Talent

#7

Tech Talent

#7 Market for Tech Talent Labor Pool Growth Rate (34.7 percent increase of tech talent employed, 2012-2017) (Source: CBRE, 2019)

Startups

#1

Startups

#1 U.S. City for Startups That Is Not New York or San Francisco (Source: FitSmallBusiness.com, 2018) 

Gaming Environment

#1

Gaming Environment

#1 City for Gaming Environment (Source: WalletHub, “Best Cities for Gamers,” June 5, 2019)

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Key Industry Factors

Cybersecurity

Georgia has positioned itself as a cybersecurity hub as companies are developing new cybersecurity solutions to stay ahead of cyber threats and address challenges facing various industry sectors.

FinTech

As the region known as "Transaction Alley," one of Georgia's most important and fastest-growing industries is financial technology.

Digital Media

The digital media and entertainment industry in Georgia is thriving, bolstered by the region's quality of life and unmatched talent from our colleges and universities.

Software

Software development and engineering make up one of metro Atlanta’s strongest industry sectors with strong employment opportunities supported by the region’s growing need for IT and engineering professionals.

Recent Relocations

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GE Digital

GE puts North American IT HQ in Atlanta creating more than 400 new jobs.

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Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies is creating 200 new software developer jobs in Midtown Atlanta.

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Equifax

 EquiFax Inc. expands in Midtown Atlanta adding and relocating 650 jobs.

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