Why Atlanta

Metro Atlanta is vibrant, culturally rich and thriving. We’re home to 25 Fortune 500 and 1000 headquarters and have been named the #1 best state for doing business four years in a row. Our population is diverse with multiple unique neighborhoods and a strong commitment to civil rights. With Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the #1 most-traveled airport in the world, we are bringing the world to Atlanta. Coupled with our key industry sectors of FinTech, cybersecurity, supply chain, IoT/mobile technology and bioscience, Atlanta is growing and there is something for everyone.

Market info

#1 State for Doing Business-Area Development 2017 (4th consecutive year)

#1 State for Business Climate-Site Selection 2017 (5th consecutive year)

#1 State for Employment, Labor & Hiring – Area Development 2016

#1 Metro Area for lowest cost of doing business – KPMG 2016

In 2016, Atlanta had a GDP of $363 Billion

Atlanta is ranked 3rd in the nation for number of US Fortune 500 Headquarters


Serving 110 million passengers annually and functioning as headquarters for Delta Air Lines. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport connects more people than any other airport in the world. 80% of US consumers can be reached from Atlanta in two flight hours or two days’ trucking by highway, making Atlanta a global center for business. The ocean port in Savannah, 250 miles away, is the national’s fastest growing and 4th busiest container port.

International representation

Metro Atlanta is host to 81 global consulates and trade offices and 31 bi-national chambers of commerce, making it one of the most internationally represented cities in the United States.

Atlanta has over 2,500 foreign owned enterprises around the region. From financial giants to leading tech companies, the community here has welcomed organizations from every corner of the world.

Click here for a list of the consulates, foreign trade offices, and bi-national chambers of commerce that call Atlanta home.

Focus industries

Atlanta is a major center for Creative, Marketing & Media, Transport & Logistics, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Financial & Insurance Services.

Learn about our Focus industries.