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The Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is the business capital of the southeastern U.S. and a global business hub. Metro Atlanta is one of the fastest growing metros in the U.S. and has the 10th largest economy in the U.S. Atlanta's 29-County MSA currently boasts a population of more than 5.7 million, making it the 9th largest MSA in the US. Atlanta is located in northwest Georgia at the crossroads of three major interstates: I-75, I-85 & I-20.
Atlanta is considered to be a top business city and continues to attract a talented workforce. It is in the Top 3 of US cities with the most Fortune 500 headquarters and is home to Coca-Cola, Delta, Home Depot, CNN, Mercedes-Benz, SunTrust, Global Payments and UPS. 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 US. It is home to the world's busiest airport serving more than 100 million passengers annually (more than 260,000 passengers daily) and with non-stop service to more than 225 worldwide destinations. Atlanta is within a 2-hour flight of 80% of the US population. Additionally, Atlanta is the rail center of the South. With very strong multimodal connections, it is in the Top 5 of US Distribution Logistics locations.