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The Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is the business capital of the Southeastern United States and a global business hub. Metro Atlanta is one of the fastest growing MSAs and has the 8th largest economy in the U.S. Home to over six million people, metro Atlanta experienced the sixth largest gain of any city in 2021. Atlanta is located in Northwest Georgia at the crossroads of three major interstates: I-75, I-85 & I-20.
Atlanta is considered a top business city and continues to attract a talented workforce. Georgia has been named the #1 State for Doing Business for the last nine years and the #1 State for Business Climate for the previous eight years. It is in the Top 3 U.S. cities with the most Fortune 500 headquarters and is home to Coca-Cola, Delta, Home Depot, CNN, Mercedes-Benz, Global Payments, and UPS. In addition, the area draws companies eager to take advantage of low business and living costs, global connectivity through the airport, top research universities, and high quality of life.
Atlanta is also the primary transportation hub of the Southeastern U.S. It is home to the world's busiest airport serving more than 110 million passengers annually (more than 275,000 passengers daily) and with non-stop service to more than 225 worldwide destinations. Atlanta is within a 2-hour flight of 80% of the U.S. population. Additionally, Atlanta is the rail center of the South. With strong multimodal connections, it is in the Top 5 U.S. Distribution Logistics locations.