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Economic Growth in Atlanta, GA

(February 2012)

The South East quadrant of the United States is the 4th largest economy in the world and Atlanta is the Hub.
Driving Economic Growth Factors in Atlanta
• Bioscience and Health IT
• Global Commerce
• Supply Chain
• Technology
Growth Video
The Metro Atlanta Chamber has a twofold role in the area of Global Commerce. Our Global Business Growth team supports local Atlanta companies doing business internationally while our Foreign Direct Investment team helps international companies that want to open an office or facility in metro Atlanta.
We provide confidential and free services to foreign companies seeking market entry into the U.S. We equally work closely with site consultants and project managers for inbound companies.
Atlanta is a global leader in supply-chain management
Metro Atlanta is the business and distribution center of the Southeast – with the nation’s fifth-largest concentration of supply chain employment and 103,000+ jobs.
Supply chain giants here include: Delta Air Lines, Manhattan Associates, Norfolk Southern, UPS, the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech.
Learn about the Sixth Annual Atlanta Supply Chain Forum and Awards Luncheon

Global Access for Global Supply Chains
Atlanta’s global access, innovation, and talent create an unparalleled logistics network for companies that demand efficient, predictable and consistent global supply chain operations to accelerate growth.

Home to the world’s most traveled airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International,with more than 2,600 daily takeoffs and landings. Ranked 12th in U.S. air cargo traffic.
One of five U.S. cities served by three major interstate highways. More than 80 percent of the United States’ commercial and consumer markets can be reached within two truckload delivery days. Ranked 6th in ground freight movement in U.S.
Access to the most extensive rail system in the Southeast with 4,900 miles in Georgia. State is ranked 6th in rail intermodal O & D traffic.
Only 250 miles to the Port of Savannah, fastest growing and fourth-largest container port in the U.S.
Corporate Supply Chain Center
Headquarters to Delta Air Lines, Manhattan Associates, and UPS. Ranked fifth nationally in transportation and logistics employment. Twenty-four of the top 25 third-party corporate logistics firms (3PL) operate here.
Intellectual Capital
Home to Georgia Institute of Technology’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute and School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, a globally recognized leader in research and eduction.
Center for Supply Chain Management Software
Seventy percent of the top 20 supply chain management software providers have operations in Atlanta. Twenty-five percent are headquartered here (Manhattan Associates, Infor, Logility, Aldata Solutions, and CDC Software).