Atlanta Tops Lists for Business Growth

Atlanta skyline at night

Atlanta boasts a thriving economy, diverse population, and vibrant cultural scene.

Considering making the 404 area code home? Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs, like Alpharetta or Sandy Springs (770 area code), have a lot to offer. The Atlanta area continues to be one of the top ranked growing cities in the United States for employment opportunities and developing small businesses.

Atlanta is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, and United Parcel Service, as well as media outlets such as Cox Communications, Turner Broadcasting System, CNN, and the Weather Channel.

The local employment market remains strong, growing at a slightly higher pace than the national average (when considering non-agriculture jobs) according to the August 2018 National Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report.

The Atlanta area saw the biggest employment growth in the health and education industry. Atlanta’s trade, transportation, and utilities subsector as well as the construction and leisure/hospitality areas also outpaced the national average in employment growth.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Economic Development, more than 99% of the businesses in Georgia are considered small, with fewer than 500 employees. Of those, about 75% have fewer than 10 employees.

Companies large and small also often take advantage of being a major transportation hub and having access to a great deal of workforce talent generated from schools like the Georgia Institute of Technology.

With this strong economic performance and favorable job growth outlook through 2021, it easy to see why small businesses are attracted to the area. Indeed, Georgia is currently ranked 3rd in the U.S. for ease in starting and growing a small business, according to Wallet Hub.

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