Atlanta serves as a hub for transportation and global logistics, and is ranked 5th in overall employment nationally. It has also been named the nation’s 2nd most wired city, and as the most favorable U.S. city for data centers. Ranking in the top 10 as an “American City of the Future,” by FDI Magazine, Atlanta has a reputation as a well-tuned economic engine, and as one of the crown jewels of the Southeast.
Emerging centers of excellence include more than 300 bioscience companies that have operations in or expanded to metro Atlanta. The city is also home to 26 Fortune 1000 companies, and global technology leaders with core disciplines in digital content and distribution, software publishing and internet security.