The information technology industry in Georgia continues to grow at an above-average rate, and the numerous advantages unique to the state have led more than 13,000 IT companies to call Georgia home.
In addition to the well-known logistics and infrastructure benefits that place Georgia among the top sites for business locations, information technology companies are drawn specifically to Georgia’s connectivity. With 500,000 fiber optic lines, Georgia houses the intersection of the two largest fiber-optic trunk routes in the country. In addition to infrastructure advantages, strategic public-private partnerships help facilitate growth of the state’s innovative industries. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University and other nationally-ranked institutions assist companies with the design and commercialization of new products and technologies. Georgia schools graduate over 2,200 students annually with IT bachelor’s degrees.
To learn more about the highly-skilled, talented population of new graduates, the pro-business legislative atmosphere and the specific industry clusters that make the state an IT powerhouse, enjoythis video produced by our friends at the Technology Association of Georgia.