17 Fortune® 500 Headquarters | 30 Fortune® 1000 Headquarters
Georgia’s availability of talent, an unmatched business environment and quality of life, and access to global markets through the world’s most traveled and efficient airport are just a few reasons why countless companies choose Georgia for their worldwide headquarters.
Because of Georgia’s competitive business environment and ease of access to the global market, 17 Fortune® 500 companies have chosen to locate their worldwide headquarters in Georgia. An additional 30 Fortune® 1000 firms have established their base of operations here, and more than 450 Fortune® 500 companies have a presence in the state.
- Asbury Automotive Group
- Coca-Cola European Partners
- Delta Air Lines
- First Data
- Genuine Parts
- HD Supply Holdings
- The Home Depot
- Mohawk industries
- Southern Company
- SunTrust Banks
- United Parcel Service
Countless other companies have established headquarters in Georgia because of access to quality talent, competitive tax incentives, and an unmatched quality of life for their employees.
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Your company’s success depends on recruiting, training and retaining quality talent, and Georgia is committed to providing a continuous pipeline of qualified individuals.
With a population of over 10 million, Georgia is the 8th largest state in the nation with a labor force of more than 5 million. And millennials make up nearly 20% of that total.
Through the University System of Georgia’s (USG) HOPE Scholarship and Grant program, the state pays up to 100% of the cost of tuition at eligible post-secondary institutions as an incentive and reward for Georgia’s high-achieving students.
As of fall semester 2017, more than 325,000 students were enrolled in USG’s 26 colleges and universities. And more than 148,000 graduates entered the workforce that year, an increase of 12% from 2016. Today, 231,541 people hold technology/STEM occupations in Atlanta and the surrounding metro area.
Georgia offers a robust rail and highway infrastructure and is home to the most traveled airport in the world (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) and the fastest-growing port in the nation (Port of Savannah) – all of which keep companies moving, growing and thriving. Every day, an average of 2,700 flights arrive or depart from Atlanta, transporting passengers all over the U.S. and to 78 international destinations.
Georgia’s diverse population, blend of city and country atmosphere, and a widely varying topography all contribute to a unique lifestyle and array of experiences you, your employees and/or your family will enjoy.
The state is home to lively cities, relaxing coastal destinations, and scenic mountain ranges – all accessible within a few hours drive. This combined with a low cost of living compared to other major U.S. cities make life in Georgia pretty sweet.
Georgia’s corporate tax rate has remained low at 6% for 50 years*, and it’s based on one factor: your sales inside Georgia. When you learn about our jobs tax credit and other incentives, you’ll know why so many food processing companies view Georgia as the best place for their business.
*Effective January 2019, the corporate tax rate will lower to 5.75%.
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