“First, because it is on the East Coast. This is very important because it is close to the German time zone and it has the main U.S. markets. Second, Atlanta is providing us with one of the best workforces in the United States because of its universities. And finally, the Atlanta airport, where 80 percent of the U.S. population is with-in a two hour flight.”
Atlanta offers the proximity and accessibility required to be competitive in today’s global marketplace. It’s easy to see why companies, from family-owned and operated businesses to Fortune 500 headquarters, consistently choose Atlanta–and invest here for the long-haul.
- 163 domestic and 76 international non-stop destinations served
- 80% of major markets within a two-hour flight of Atlanta
- 8th largest transit system in the U.S.
- #1 city for Network Speed and Data Performance
Premier Entry-Point to National and Global Markets
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the most-traveled airport in the world, averaging 9,200 weekly nonstop flights to more than 160 domestic and 76 international destinations. Eighty percent of major markets are within a two-hour flight of Atlanta, making the region one of the few places in the country where you can fly-out for a morning meeting and return in time for your child’s soccer game later that same day.
Ongoing investment will maintain Hartsfield-Jackson’s status as a world leader with a $6 billion expansion plan currently underway, which will add five new gates, as well as a new concourse and runway.
2019 Air Travelers
Airports Council International
Nonstop Flight Destinations Served
Airports Council International, 2019
Diverse Transit Options
Mass transit systems serve more than half of Atlanta’s residents. The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority (MARTA) serves the region’s major office submarkets and offers riders direct, convenient access to the airport.
Average daily MARTA patrons
Largest transit system in the U.S.
American Public Transportation Association, 2019
In addition to MARTA, residents are served by extensive bus fleets in Cobb and Gwinnett Counties as well a regional commuter coach service (GRTA Xpress), which operates 27 routes in 12 metro counties and provides more than 1.8 million passenger trips annually.
And Atlanta is on the move. More than $90 billion is expected to be invested in transportation improvement and mobility projects across the region by 2040. Current and recently-completed projects total more than $10B in investment.
"America's Most Wired City"
Long a hub for the movement of people and product, metro Atlanta is more recently a global communications hub. Companies requiring the most effective, efficient means for receiving and delivering information–from big data to video streaming–can access it faster in Atlanta.
City for Network Speed
City for Data Performance
- Among the top five U.S. markets for total bandwidth and fiber access
- Home to practically every fiber carrier maintaining a principal interconnection point in the region and two of the country’s largest fiber routes that feed Europe, Asia and South America