Building on Atlanta’s Strengths
Atlanta is among the fastest growing technology metro areas in the nation, with 13,000 technology companies employing over 260,000 technology workers. And the potential for new growth is stellar. With a solid base of software, Internet, medical device, vaccine development and telecommunication companies and more than 20 incubators, Atlanta is a hotbed for innovation and a hatchery for new technology startups.
The city’s bioscience community is equally active. It has grown substantially and is now being recognized as the Center for Global Health. Atlanta benefits from the headquarters presence of national and global organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) and The Task Force for Global Health. As attention to health IT escalates, Atlanta has unmatched talent, corporate strength, university expertise and a rich history in HIT.
Facilitating growth of existing and relocating companies is the collaboration between entities committed to enhancing the city and state’s growth, which includes the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia.