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Metro Atlanta Rankings

Metro Atlanta ranks highly in a number of areas. Below are highlights and comprehensive lists of publications that have ranked metro Atlanta in categories such as technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, jobs and workforce, quality of life, tourism, hospitality and recreation, people, infrastructure and higher education. 

How Atlanta Ranks in 2022: Highlights

Ranking Source Date
#1 Best City for Diversity in Tech Workforce Beyond HQ, "Best Cities for Diversity in Tech Workforce" January 2022
#1 World’s Busiest Airport – over 75.7 million passengers in 2021 Airports Council International, “The Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World Revealed" April 2022
#1 Most Livable City to Live in the U.S. The Economist, "The Best Places to Live in North America" August 2022
#2 Metro for Quality of Engineering Universities WalletHub, “Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals,” January 2022
#2 City for Professional Opportunities WalletHub, "Best & Worst Places to Start a Career" May 2022
#2 Metro Market Destination for International Investment in U.S. Multifamily Assets Record-Breaking Start to 2022 for U.S. Multifamily Market May 2022
#2 Sun Belt markets Top Investment CBRE, "U.S. Development Opportunities" May 2022
#3 Best City to Start a Career WalletHub, "Best and Worst Places to Start a Career" May 2022
#4 Best City for Best in Travel. Only US city on top 10 list. Lonely Planet, Best in Travel 2022, Top 10 Cities. July 2022
#4 Metro for Best Business Climate (among large metros) Business Facilities, “2021 Metro Rankings Report,” July 2022
#4 Pre-IPO Startup Capital Top Up-And-Coming Cities for Pre-IPO Startups In 2022 August 2022
#5 Metro for Largest Share of Women Workers in Tech Workforce (tied) CompTIA, “Cyberstates 2022” March 2022
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