Georgia’s Innovation Crescent is where life science thrives, with more than 400 life science companies that include businesses of all sizes, from emerging startups to large international organizations. These businesses, combined with the myriad of leading healthcare, academic, government and non-profit institutions in the state, have built a life science industry that registers $23 billion in revenue per year. Georgia’s life science and health IT industries combined employ 120,000 people and counting, thanks in part to a university system and workforce training programs that develop the talent needed to support the growing fields.
More than 2,800 clinical trials are being conducted in the Innovation Crescent and Georgia.
Top Life Science Employers in the Innovation Crescent
|Emory University and Emory Healthcare||29,937|
|WellStar Health System||13,500|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||8,539|
|Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta||7,452|
|Grady Health System||5,450|
|Tanner Health System||2,525|
Life Science, Health IT Companies with Major Prescence in the Innovation Crescent
|American Cancer Society (headquarters)|
|Arthritis Foundation (headquarters)|
|Halyard Health (formerly Kimberly-Clark Healthcare) (headquarters)|
|McKesson Technology Solutions (headquarters)|