Atlanta, GA: Looking Good for Business

August 17, 2009

Leigh Massey Relocation Director

Leigh Massey Relocation Director

Submitted by Leigh Massey, Relocation Director


The Metro Atlanta Chamber released its Economic Briefing newsletter this month, and Atlanta continues to shine as a premier corporate destination.

  • The Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area is now the 8th largest metro area in the country with a 2008 estimated population of 5,376,285.
  • Since 2000, net migration to the Atlanta MSA has been nearly 600,000 people – an average of nearly 75,000 per year.
  • Metro Atlanta has 57 colleges & universities where more than 220,000 students are enrolled.
  • The American Association of School Administrator’s top superintendent in the nation is Atlanta Public School’s Beverly L. Hall.
  • 2008 was a record for Hartsfield-Jackson airport with more than 90 million passengers, marking its fourth year in a row as the nation’s most-traveled airport.
  • More than 69 percent of adults born in Georgia still live here.
  • Georgia’s union membership rate of 3.7% is the second lowest in the nation.

Source: The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce


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