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Technology Ecosystem in Georgia

Georgia: A leader in high-tech industries

Find Top Talent in the Technology Center of the South

"I love Atlanta. It’s the U.S.’s best-kept secret for a startup. We initially chose Atlanta because all our global payment partners were down the road, in Transaction Alley, the incredibly good value office space and the busiest airport in the word …what we found on top of all of that was an incredible quality of life and a hugely welcoming community.”

Georgia Nelson, Founder and CEO, TruRating

Whether you’re joining the nation’s largest health IT industry, launching an innovative new startup or setting up shop with the fintech companies along “Transaction Alley,” Georgia’s IT trifecta gives you a competitive edge: top talent, world-class R&D, and one of the top 5 U.S. markets for bandwidth and fiber access.

Power Up With Tech-Savvy Talent

Access to top talent is a big reason why Atlanta is #3 on Forbes’ list of “Tomorrow’s Tech Meccas.” Young, diverse and affordable, the state’s highly educated IT talent pool is 145,000 strong, including 24,000 new tech grads over the last 5 years from top-ranked programs at GA Tech, Emory and beyond.


Largest IT Employment Cluster


Metro Area for STEM Professionals

Behind the Industry Boom

Plug in to Superior Infrastructure

A major node located at the intersection of two of the country’s largest fiber routes, Atlanta-area data centers and other tech companies can choose from multiple ultrafast fiber and bandwidth options for power, speed and reliability. Inexpensive electricity helps keep costs competitively low.

Super Charge Your Connections

Join a world-class ecosystem of startup hubs, incubators and accelerators. Innovation hot spots like Atlanta Tech Village and Switchyards Downtown Club offer community, collaboration and research. Find inspiration in homegrown startup success stories like Mail Chimp, Kabbage and Scoutmob as you gear up to launch the next big thing.

Partnerships that Accelerate Success

Team up with universities for research opportunities, solve company problems, push the boundaries of innovation and capitalize on dialed-in connections with the support of the Center of Innovation for Information Technology.

It Pays to Join the U.S. Payment Processing Capital

Why does it matter that 70% percent of all electronic payments in the U.S. are processed in Georgia’s “Transaction Alley”? You get access to one of the nation’s largest, most well trained payment processing workforces for starters.

Beyond abundant labor and lower-than-average wages, fintech companies also benefit from low operational costs and a top-rated workforce-training program, both of which can help propel you past the competition to compete globally.