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Atlanta is the capital of the Southeast, and it has the track record to prove it. The region continues to outgrow and outpace the nation's best-known metropolitan regions - all while ensuring a future of further growth and innovation.


Welcome to the Hollywood of the South. Here in Georgia, you’ll find top-caliber crew, equipment and services at prices that bring your film or TV production in on time and on budget. In 2016, Georgia was ranked third in the nation for number of films produced. It’s hard to beat the location, with Atlanta’s airport making it easy to get talent and key members of your production team in and out quickly.

With superb accommodations, restaurants and a moderate climate year-round, you’ll find Georgia to be the ideal place for your next feature film, broadcast or commercial TV production. In 2015 alone, Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $6 billion.

Supply Chain & Logistics

All great ecosystems begin with a founding story, and metro Atlanta’s is one of logistics. Since its founding as the railroad hub Terminus in 1837, Atlanta has been one of the most important transportation hubs in the United States.

Atlanta is a natural logistics hub, with close proximity to the world’s busiest airport and the fastest growing container port in the US. With 24/7 operations, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport hosts more than 100 million passengers per year and handles more than 625,000 metric tons of cargo on 32 air carriers including Delta Air Lines, headquartered here in Atlanta. The Georgia Ports Authority facilitates global trade through deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick. Leading in the operation of modern terminals, Georgia Ports continues to stay ahead of the curve with its commitment to $1.4 billion in capital investment on equipment and project improvements over the next 10 years.

On the ground, 12,300 logistics providers employ over 150,000 Georgians. Four of Gartner’s Top 25 Global Supply Chains and global brands like UPS, Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, and Delta Air Lines are run out of metro Atlanta – making the region an unrivaled hub for logistics.

Institutions like Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics produce cutting-edge research, graduates and ideas that influence the entire industry. Our startup culture has given rise to newcomers like Roadie and Kanga that are disrupting the current supply chain landscape.

You can find more specific information about the supply chain industry in Atlanta at the Metro Atlanta Chamber website


Recognized as the Center of Global Health, metro Atlanta and Georgia are powerful hubs for the rapidly growing bioscience industry.  The headquarters of national and global health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, CARE (Cooperation for Assistance and Relief Everywhere), The Carter Center and the Task Force for Global Health are located in metro Atlanta. The state’s bioscience community draws from the strengths of world-class universities, the most advanced research programs, a strong talent pool and extraordinary technology resources.  Georgia is also a recognized leader in the areas of cold chain storage, fill and finish hematology and immunology, medical devices and health IT.  With a robust innovation economy, metro Atlanta has the potential to create thousands more jobs per year in these sectors.

You can find more specific information about the bioscience industry in Atlanta at the Metro Atlanta Chamber website


The state of Georgia has over 115 information security companies generating more than $4.7 billion in annual revenue, which accounts for 25% of the global security revenue market share. In addition, Georgia companies employ more than 10,000 network and computer system engineers. The U.S. Army has its Cyber Command headquarters at Fort Gordon near Augusta, GA., along with a National Security Agency located there.

You can find more specific information about the cybersecurity industry in Atlanta at the Metro Atlanta Chamber website


One of Georgia's most important and fastest growing industries is financial technology, or FinTech. More than 70% of all credit card swipes, debit card payments, and gift card purchases go through Georgia-based companies, earning our region the nickname Transaction Alley.

Approximately 100 FinTech companies are headquartered or have significant presence in Georgia with six of the 10 largest US payment processing firms based in the state of Georgia. These companies and others process over 118 billion transactions per year representing over $2 trillion of purchase volume each year, supporting nearly 4 million merchants.

The industry is so important to the region that the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC), and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) were commissioned to launch a FinTech Task Force to not only support the existing ecosystem, but also to attract and grow new jobs and investment, ensure a skilled workforce is ready for decades to come, and promote continued innovation that will help shape the future of the industry.

Georgia FinTech companies generate annual revenue of more than $72 billion, placing the state third in the nation, behind only New York and California where the cost of doing business is much higher.

You can find more specific information about the Fintech industry in Atlanta at the Metro Atlanta Chamber website