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Atlanta: A top technology hub

Why Atlanta for Information and Communication Technology

The state’s robust technology talent pipeline, existing industry and massive innovation ecosystem make Georgia the perfect place for information and communications technology companies.

Atlanta's strengths:

  • Strong population growth
  • Abundant millennial talent
  • Diverse
  • World-class universities
  • HOPE scholarship
  • Low cost of doing business
  • Thriving business environment
  • Stellar transportation infrastructure
  • World’s most traveled airport
  • Business-friendly

Atlanta Leads


City in the U.S. for IoT technologies

70% +

Share of U.S. credit card processing


Cybersecurity companies in Georgia

Recent Information and Communication Technology Company Announcements

Information and Communication Technology businesses and companies with significant technology functions continue to locate and expand in Georgia. One reason is the strength of Georgia's highly talented and diverse workforce. Over the last six years, these companies have created more than 21,000 new jobs in Georgia.

Atlanta Increasingly Recognized as a Highly Diverse Global Technology Hub

"Atlantans always knew they’d be shaping the future. As the city’s tech scene grows to rival its prowess in entertainment, the rest of the world is catching on."

"Places of the Future, Where is the Future of Work" Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant, 2021

The New Push for Corporate Diversity Comes with an Atlanta Address

"In recent years, companies have moved their headquarters out of the suburbs and downtown to court younger workers. Now more companies are adding new office footprints as a way to recruit ethnically diverse talent, too. Atlanta, in particular, has drawn a number of boldfaced names, many in tech."

Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2021

Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer Micron to Open Design Center in Atlanta

In December of 2021, Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers and the only U.S.-based manufacturer of memory, announced plans to open a state-of-the-art memory design center in Midtown Atlanta in January 2022. The new center will include offices, a data center, and research and development operations, creating 500 jobs in the metro Atlanta region.

“Atlanta has become an emerging hub for high-tech, characterized by a rich culture and university ecosystem. Establishing a memory design center in Atlanta enables us to partner closely with world-class universities on leading-edge technology development, and expand our talent pool with people who can bring different ideas, backgrounds, and experiences to our R&D and innovation efforts.”

Scott DeBoer, Executive Vice President of Technology and Products, Micron, Office of the Governor Press Release "Governor Kemp Announces Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer to Open Design Center in Atlanta," December 6, 2021

Cisco to add 700 jobs in Midtown's Tech Square

The Fortune 100 company will open a talent and collaboration center in the Coda building in Midtown, the heart of Atlanta’s burgeoning technology ecosystem.  The company's $41 million investment is set to open in the middle of 2022 and will include engineering, customer experience and finance functions. The company pointed to Atlanta's diverse talent pool as a reason Cisco's decision to expand.

“At Cisco, our growth plans are guided by our purpose to power an inclusive future for all. This means building a workforce that is truly reflective of the world we live in.”  

Scott Herren, Chief Financial Officer, Cisco, Atlanta Business Chronicle, October 13, 2021

Visa confirms Atlanta expansion, will bring 1,000 jobs to Midtown

Credit card giant Visa Inc. is moving a new division with 1,000 jobs into Midtown — the city's technology epicenter.   Atlanta’s reputation as a financial technology hub and its diverse talent pool attracted Visa. Visa plans to partner with the Georgia FinTech Academy to bolster training for diverse fintech experts and will collaborate with the state’s Advanced Technology Development Center incubator at Georgia Tech. 

“Atlanta represents an epicenter of financial technology expertise, resilient entrepreneurs, diverse perspectives and a vibrant community culture. We are committed to investing in and supporting the robust talent pool in Atlanta with rewarding professional development and growth opportunities.”

Michelle Gether-Clark, Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility, Visa, Atlanta Business Chronicle, September 29, 2021

Atlanta's Technology Workforce

Businesses moving to and growing in Atlanta have access to affordable, diverse and well educated technology talent.

  • Nearly 40% of the Atlanta MSA population has a bachelor’s degree or higher compared to the U.S. overall at 33%.
  • Atlanta ranks 8th in the number of young professionals (ages 25- 34) with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Metro Atlanta’s median age is 36.5, below the national average of 38.5.

Atlanta's technology talent may be grouped into four broad categories:

  • Computer services jobs including: Computer and Information Systems Managers, Computer User Support Specialists, Computer Systems Analysts, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Computer Network Specialists, Computer Network Architects, Database Administrators, Computer and Information Research Scientists and Computer Occupations all Other
  • Software engineering jobs including: Software Development, Applications, Software Development, Systems, Web Developers, Computer Programmers
  • Computer hardware and electrical engineering jobs including: Computer hardware engineers and electrical engineers
  • Information security jobs including: Information Security Analysts

Pipeline of Talent: Area colleges and universities provide an exceptional workforce with more than 24,000 graduates in information technology related disciplines over the last five years in Computer Science, Software Engineering and other technology programs.

Atlanta Talent


Workers in Technology Occupations

EMSI, 2021


5-Year Growth in Technology Grads



IT regional graduates over last 5 years


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Atlanta: An Affordable, Talent-Rich Technology Market

With an overall cost of doing business index of 89.5, Atlanta is one of the most cost-effective locations in the country. The affordable business climate and strong tech talent pipeline make it easier for employers to hire the skilled workforce essential for success.

The chart to the right displays Atlanta's competitive position relative to other top U.S. metros for information and communication technology talent. Located in the lower left quadrant signifying low cost of doing business and fewer days needed to hire talent, Atlanta is the most affordable location for business and has one of the lowest average days to hire within this peer group. Atlanta, Seattle, Washington D.C., New York and San Francisco were named Elite Technology Hubs in 2018 by Forrester Research in its "2018 U.S. Tech Talent Hotspots."

Information & Communication Technology Publication

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Information & Communication Technology Publication 2021

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