Atlanta, the capital of Georgia with an estimated population of over 5.7 million, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, research, technology, education, media, art, and entertainment. The Atlanta MSA spans 28 counties and is the 9th largest metropolitan area in the country.
With a highly diversified economy that closely mirrors the national employment composition, Atlanta’s recent economic performance and future growth prospects are among the strongest in the country. Over the long term, forecasted employment growth in Atlanta is expected to outperform most other metro regions. Low living and business costs should continue to foster strong population gains and corporate relocations and expansions. As a whole, Atlanta is home to the 3rd most Fortune-500 companies in the U.S. with 16 global headquarters, hosting corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, and The Home Depot.