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Fulton County’s Trans-Modal Connectivity

Fulton County has the transportation assets to connect your business to the world whether you’re moving goods or people.


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), one of the world’s busiest airports, connects passengers or cargo to 80 percent of the U.S. population within two hours. ATL serves 150 U.S. destinations and more than 75 international destinations in 50 countries. While the airport is located on the edge of South Fulton County, communities in the northern part of the county have quick access via a MARTA rail line with a stop inside the domestic terminal.

Fulton County Executive Airport at Brown Field (FTY) is a general aviation airport serving many of metro Atlanta's premier corporate clients. The third-busiest airport in metro Atlanta is one of only two airports in the area with a 24/7 control tower. Fulton County Airport-Brown Field plays a vital role in supporting the region with 1,230 jobs with an annual payroll of $75.2 million and $198.6 million in economic output for the local and regional economies.


Atlanta has emerged as one of the nation’s rail hubs. Expedited all-piggyback and container train services are available between the Savannah container port and Atlanta, with piggyback service available to all major communities. Both CSX and Norfolk Southern have made substantial commitments to their intermodal capabilities in the region with multimillion-dollar intermodal rail yards near Atlanta.

Rail passenger service is provided on AMTRAK's Southern Crescent line, which connects to Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, New York City and other metropolitan business centers.


Fulton County is just four hours from the Port of Savannah, the largest single container terminal in North America and the second-busiest U.S. container port. Fulton County is within five hours of the Port of Brunswick, which is #1 for new auto imports in the U.S.


Four major interstates – I-75, I-85, I-20 and I-285 – give Fulton County businesses and residents access to 80 percent of the nation’s population within a two-day drive. Additional state and county roads allow commuters to conveniently travel throughout the region, as well as into other metro or outlying areas.


Fulton County is served by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), the largest transit agency in Georgia. MARTA moves people to their destinations through a variety of bus routes as well as through rapid rail connections.

As businesses look to attract millennials to their workforce, they are specifically looking for proximity to transit when making location decisions. Proximity to MARTA was a key factor in these recent corporate location decisions bringing jobs and investment to the metro area, including Fulton County:

  • State Farm – 3,000 jobs
  • Mercedes-Benz – 1,000 jobs
  • Kaiser Permanente – 900 jobs