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New and Leading Companies

Fulton County and the metro Atlanta area are home to 11 Fortune 500 and 13 area’s skilled workforce, advanced transportation system, innovative logistics infrastructure, quality lifestyle, and low cost of living boost their competitive advantage. These businesses recognize that and maximize their profits.

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Top rankings

Year after year, Georgia ranks as a “top 10” state for business — by Forbes, CNBC and many others. Example: In fall 2011, a nationwide survey of location consultants named Georgia the 2nd best state in the U.S. for doing business.

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Corporate presence

Industry giants Home Depot, UPS, Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines are just a few of the 32 Fortune 1000 companies that chose Georgia for their headquarters. And only New York and Houston have more Fortune 500 companies.

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The metro Atlanta area leads the nation in attracting highly-educated 25-34 year olds, and world-class college and universities and technical college system connect the state's business community through Georgia's Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP).

Business rankings from independent third-party sources, which evaluate a state’s business strengths and assets, consistently place Georgia as a top 5 state or top 10 state in a wide range of business climate metrics.

Most recently, an independent nationwide survey of location consultants ranks Georgia:

  • #1 for labor climate
  • #1 for labor availability
  • #1 for workforce development
  • #2 for infrastructure
  • #2 in the nation for the best place to do business
Source: 2011 Area Development Survey 

Other 2011 surveys also rank Georgia high for being pro-business: 

  • CNBC rates Georgia #4 among “America’s Top States for Business,” and #2 in infrastructure and transportation
  • Georgia places #5 on a national list for Best States for Business (Chief Executive Magazine)
  • Another source ranks  Georgia #5 for overall Business Climate (Site Selection Magazine)