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Leading concentration of the world's most recognizable brands

“Atlanta has a very vibrant economy, is home to several Fortune 100 companies and an emerging technology culture...We needed an international hub. With Delta Air Lines here, it made the choice pretty easy."

Rich Hussey, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas

The Atlanta region first leaped to headquarters dominance in the 1990s, and since then, the presence of headquarters and corporate functions has continued to accelerate across the region. Today, top performing companies across diverse industry verticals find success here–from established retailers like Home Depot to luxury car brands like Mercedes Benz USA and Porsche.

There's a magnetic energy in Atlanta that companies want to experience. Global brands set-up shop in the heartbeat of the southeast to tap into the growing market's assets: from the region's well-trained workforce and friendly business environment to its proximity to customers and potential for strategic alliances. All of this translates into greater potential for long-term success.

  • Diverse employers and industry base
  • #3 metro area for FORTUNE 500 headquarters
  • #8 metro area for headquarters
  • Ability to reach customers and form strategic alliances

Vibrant Industry Clusters that Drive Growth

The region’s diverse industry base is considered one of its greatest economic assets with key sectors ranging from advanced telecommunications and business services to wholesale trade and transportation.


Industries Growing Faster than Nation

EMSI, 2020.Q3 (2015 to 2020)


Metro Area for Economic Diversity

Chmura Economics, JobsEQ, 2019

Recent Activity

Since 2013, more than 50,000 new jobs have been created at new and expanding headquarters and major office operations in Atlanta.

Fortune 1000 Companies that Lead

Atlanta’s status as an international center for headquarters and corporate functions is substantiated by the large presence of FORTUNE 1000 companies across the metro area.

  • More than 70 percent of FORTUNE 1000 companies have established operations in metro Atlanta.
  • The City of Atlanta is ranked the 3rd most concentrated city for FORTUNE 500 headquarters nationally and ranks among the top 20 cities for Global 500 company headquarters.


FORTUNE 500 HQ Locations

FORTUNE magazine, 2020


FORTUNE 1000 HQ Locations

FORTUNE magazine, 2020

Top Employers that Thrive

Metro Atlanta’s top 25 largest private employers provide more than 280,000 jobs, accounting for 10.1% of total employment in the region (Metro Atlanta Chamber; Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2019).

Top Location for Headquarters

Metro Atlanta is among the top 5 metro areas nationally for headquarters operations (Chicago Federal Reserve).


Regional and Global HQ Locations

Business Wise, 2020


HQs in Services Sector

Business Wise, 2020

Executive Talent that Excels

Globally-recognized and respected companies hire locally and draw talent from around the world, creating a diverse, highly-skilled and innovative workforce. The professional and business services industry segment is the largest contributor to job growth in metro Atlanta and is expected to see continued growth in the future.


Major MSA for HQ Job Growth (2010-2020)

EMSI, 2020.Q3


2020 HQ Jobs

EMSI, 2020.Q3

Regional & Global Headquarters Locations (500 or more employees)