"Having our global headquarters in Georgia gives us access to not only logistics, shipping and infrastructure resources, but to a tremendous pool of talent attracted by the quality of life and lifestyle options."

-Ardy Arani, CEO/Managing Director, Big Green Egg

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About Metro Atlanta

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Georgia ranks as one of the most business-friendly states in the country, having recently been recognized as the #1 state for doing business for seven years in a row. This is in large part due to the number of businesses headquartered in the region. Metro Atlanta has 15 Fortune 500 and 26 Fortune 1000 companies that call the region home and has a highly skilled workforce of over 2.5M residents.

In addition to the area’s thriving economy, Region 3 is also known for its attractions and recreation and outdoor activities. From Stone Mountain Park, the Atlanta Botanical Garden and The World of Coca-Cola, to the Georgia Aquarium and MLK Jr. National Historical Park, there’s a memorable experience awaiting visitors and residents alike.

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Metro Atlanta 10 Counties Strong

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57

Colleges/Universities 

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$72,000 Median

Household Income

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2x National Average

Population Growth

Area Counties
Cherokee
Clayton
Cobb
DeKalb
Douglas
Fayette
Fulton
Gwinnett
Henry
Rockdale
Businesses in the Region
Luxottica
Great Southern Wood, "YellaWood"
Georgia Pacific
Atlanco
Pilgrim's Pride
Panasonic Automotive Systems
TOTO, USA
“Norfolk Southern is excited to embark on a new future in the city of Atlanta. This future depends on collaboration with customers, suppliers, and partners – and ready access to technology, talent, and our 22-state network. A unified office team in a new Atlanta headquarters will connect Norfolk Southern with every resource needed for success.”
James A. Squires, Norfolk Southern chairman, president and CEO
“Amazon is proud to serve customers across Georgia and throughout the southeast region of the United States. Amazon has found an outstanding workforce, strong local support, and incredible customers in the state, and we look forward to creating 1,000 new, full-time jobs with industry leading pay and benefits on day one.”
Roy Perticucci, Vice President of Customer Fulfillment at Amazon
“The new facility will provide Kroger the ability to bring customers across the coverage area fresher food faster than ever before. I’m thrilled the Atlanta market was selected as one of the 20 CFC sites, and this location is a tribute to the commitment and enthusiasm that Kroger has for the City of Forest Park, Clayton County, and the State of Georgia.”
Tim Brown, President of Kroger’s Atlanta division

Sweetwater’s Sweet Success

Georgia’s own Sweetwater Brewery has achieved international success, and they credit GDEcD’s International trade team on adding value to their export strategy from the beginning. GDEcD provided flexibility in terms of services offered and covered a variety of areas – market research, prospecting, qualifying leads, and reaching out to local distributors. The multi-functional aspect of how GDEcD works with Georgia exporters was key to achieving long-term growth.

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Urban Grind

Urban Grind is a cozy coffee shop nestled in Atlanta’s West Side among a live, work and play community. After much research, analysis, and evaluating business options and opportunities, Cassandra Ingram decided to open a coffee shop in an area that aligned with her passion to create a thriving community where people could gather. Urban Grind is a place for people to gather and share their experiences, discuss community issues, express their creativity and hone their grind.

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Atlanta is a paradise on four and two wheels

When Southern charm, a business-friendly climate and perfect logistics meet, an attractive location for companies is created. At the time that German sports car legend, Porsche, planned the relocation of its US headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia more than 20 years ago, these considerations played an important role. Atlanta’s transportation infrastructure, innovative start-up culture, skilled workforce, and pro-business environment were key reasons for calling this region home.

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Delta Air Lines Speaks About the Future of Flight

Delta Air Lines' Chief Information Officer discusses their use of incubators and lab space at Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta to inform product ideation and the future of flight.

The Future of Farming: Guided Systems Technologies

Stockbridge, Georgia-based Guided Systems Technologies joined with the Georgia Centers of Innovation for Aerospace and Agribusiness on a joint research project with Middle Georgia College's School of Aviation, the University of Georgia and the Georgia Cotton and Peanut Commissions to test the potential of unmanned aerial vehicle crop imaging technology.

Mercedes-Benz USA Chooses Georgia for U.S. Headquarters

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.

Inalfa Roof Systems

Inalfa Roof Systems is a leading supplier of sunroofs and open roofing systems for automotive manufacturers such as Hyundai Kia, Ford, General Motors, Volvo, Chrysler Group and BMW Group. The facility, strategically located off I-75 at Cherokee 75 Corporate Park in the state of Georgia, is in close proximity to automotive manufacturers located throughout the Southeast.

GM Innovation Center

General Motors will open an IT Innovation Center in Roswell creating 1,000 high-tech jobs and investing $26 million. GM will hire software developers, project managers, database experts, business analysts and other IT professionals for the Innovation Center in Roswell.

Panasonic Taps into Atlanta's Talent and Technology Infrastructure

On Friday, November 2, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America cut the ribbon to its new Innovation Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Serving as an extension of the Design Engineering Center located in Peachtree City, Georgia, this new R&D center is expected to become an incubator for next-generation automotive infotainment technologies.

Honeywell's Future in Georgia

Honeywell’s new Georgia operation will serve as a development center for software and technologies ranging across the company’s strategic business groups: Honeywell Aerospace, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, and Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies. The new software development center will create more than 730 full-time software engineering and related jobs, while the HBT headquarters will bring approximately 100 jobs to Midtown.

EY Global IT Center

EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services, will create a global IT center, fostering a collaborative and flexible work environment to deliver high-quality services. Over the next five years, EY will add 400 high-quality IT positions in Georgia through a combination of new hires and job relocations, including project managers, business analysts, software architects, software developers, system analysts, executives, managers and other support positions.

Chinese Companies in Georgia - 落户佐治亚的中资企业

Georgia is a great place to for business and family - 佐治亚是安居乐业的首选之地 - for Chinese companies looking to establish operations in North America. This video features the success stories of Hisense, Sany America, Linhai and Self Electronics.

German Investment in Georgia

This video provides international companies with an inside look in to running a successful business and growing a family in the United States. It features three German executives from the reputable companies of Grenzebach, thyssenkrupp and Wika, LP. They briefly discuss the strategic advantages of location as it relates to logistics, workforce, research and development, and cost of doing business. The video also shows stunning scenery of Georgia, USA and what these executives like to do when they are not busy growing their companies.

Japanese Investment in Georgia

This video provides a good overview of Japanese investment in Georgia, and the supporting resources Japan companies can find to help them succeed and grow. Executives from leading Japanese companies such as Hitachi Automotive, Rinnai and YKK tell their stories of doing business in Georgia.

Korean Investment in Georgia

When Korean businesses search for locations offering superior global access, a talented workforce, and a low cost of doing business, they often end up in Georgia, U.S.A.

UPS Continues to Innovate

As a global logistics leader with a presence in more than 220 countries and territories, UPS helps businesses small and large solve their complex business challenges through their supply chain capabilities. Access to talent, the fastest growing port in the nation, and the world's busiest and most efficient airport are just a few of the reasons why UPS is headquartered in Georgia

Norfolk Southern Breaks Ground on New Midtown Atlanta Headquarters

Norfolk Southern, a Fortune 500 company and one of the nation’s premiere transportation companies, breaks ground on their new headquarters in Fulton County. As a major transporter of coal, automotive and industrial products, Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S.

ASW Distillery | 2019 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR

Atlanta's ASW Distillery is one of Georgia's 2019 Small Business ROCK STARS!

 

InPrime Legal | 2019 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR

Cobb County's InPrime Legal is one of Georgia's 2019 Small Business ROCK STARS!