Atlanta at a Glance

  • Over 80% of the US population is within a two-day truck drive or a two hour flight
  • Three major interstate highways (I-85, I-75, I-20) converge in Atlanta
  • Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport is the nation’s busiest international airport with an economic impact over $65B for metro Atlanta
  • Atlanta has major intermodal facilities for both Norfolk Southern and CSX
  • Ranks 15th among world cities and sixth in the nation (GDP)
  • Home to 10 Fortune 500 companies including Delta, Coca-Cola, UPS, Home Depot and Southern Co.
  • Population of approximately 5.7 million people in the 28–county MSA
  • Recognized for some of the lowest operating costs in the nation
  • Cost of living is below the US average
  • One of the top industrial markets in the country with approximately 689 million square feet of product

About Georgia

  • Georgia was named the No. 1 State for Business in the U.S. by Site Selection magazine four years in a row. (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Recently, CNBC, a world-leading news source for business and financial information named Georgia the No. 1 State in the U.S. for Business.
  • Named No. 1 State for Business and Labor Climate. (Area Development 2016, 2015, 2014)
  • Named No. 2 Infrastructure and Global Access. (Area Development 2016, 2015, 2014)
  • The Port of Savannah is within a four-hour drive of Atlanta and is the nation’s largest single container terminal in the world. It is the nation’s second busiest container exporter.