With $113 billion in economic impact from the industry and 16,250 technology companies employing 200,000 high-tech professionals, Georgia is one of the fastest growing states in America for technology. And it’s easy to see why.
Georgia is the fifth largest IT employment cluster in the nation. (www.georgia.org)
Companies enjoy connectivity through 500,000 trunk lines, with the country’s two largest fiber optic trunk routes interesting in the Innovation Crescent.
More than 2,200 information technology bachelor’s degrees are granted annually. (www.georgia.org)
WHERE WE LEAD
According to the Technology Association of Georgia’s, 2015 State of the Industry Report, communications services, financial technology, health IT, information security, interactive marketing, logistics technology, mission critical—data centers and smart energy are the most robust technology sectors in Georgia and the Innovation Crescent.
The Innovation Crescent is a hotbed for startups, with resources such as Atlanta Tech Village, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and Opportunity Hub (OHUB) as just a few organizations providing support and space for entrepreneurs to expand and grow their businesses. Click Here for more information on the Innovation Crescent’s startup ecosystem.
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)|
“We have a great ecosystem fueled by great research universities, incubators, ATDC and the Atlanta Tech Village. It’s a thriving new technology community and an exciting place to invest your money.”
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Top Technology Employers in the Innovation Crescent
Ranked by number of full-time employees, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle 2016.
|Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.||5,200|
|General Electric Co.||2,400|
|LexisNexis Risk Solutions (headquarters)||1,410|
|Macy’s Systems and Technology||1,396|
|VMware Airwatch (Airwatch headquarters)||1,248|
|Manhattan Associates Inc. (headquarters)||1,219|