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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 11th largest economy in the country. Home to over six million people, metro Atlanta experienced the 5th highest gain of any city since the pandemic.
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 ten years and the #1 State for Business Climate for the previous nine years. It is in the Top 10 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, top research universities, and a high quality of life.
Located in Northwest Georgia at the crossroads of three major interstates, I-75, I-85, and I-20, Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of the Southeastern U.S. It is home to the world's busiest airport serving more than 93.7 million passengers annually (more than 300,000 passengers daily) and with non-stop service to more than 228 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 solid multimodal connections, it is in the Top 5 U.S. Distribution Logistics locations.