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Economic Development

Supply Chain

Atlanta is one of the most important global logistics centers in the United States. 

Metro Atlanta has grown into a leading global center for supply chain management due to its strong cluster of headquarters that demand efficient services, vital southeast geographic location and robust infrastructure. From highways to rails to the frequency of flights, combined with an outstanding capital ecosystem, Atlanta is uniquely positioned for supply chain technology and talent.

Since its founding in 1837 as a strategic railroad junction, Atlanta has been a leading U.S. transportation hub. Our legacy has enabled a globally leading technology ecosystem that develops software solutions for the movement and production of physical things in every corner of the globe. Industry leading supply chain software provider Manhattan Associates is headquartered here, and 12 of the global top 20 maintain a physical presence in our region, the highest concentration in North America and number three globally. Finally, 16 of our region's 25 FORTUNE 500 and 1000 companies manage or support global supply chains, including household brands like UPS, The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, and Delta Air Lines. (Source: MAC; Fortune Magazine, 2016)

But we're not just about technology and software, our transportation DNA carries into present day. Atlanta is a booming global logistics center, home to more than 12,300 logistics providers that employ over 150,000 people. We are connected to the world by the fastest-growing and most efficient port in the United States (Savannah), three major interstates which enable you to reach 80% of the U.S. market within 2 days' truck time, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's most traveled airport with over 110 million passengers served in 2016. (Source: MAC; Fortune Magazine, 2016)

Statewide Business


#1 state for doing business, Source: Area Development, 2015

Transportation and Logistics


#4 North American metro area for competitiveness in the transportation and logistics industry. Source: Conway Inc. and Site Selection Magazine, 2015.

Distribution and Supply Chain Hub


#1 state for distribution and supply chain hubs, Source: Area Development, 2015

Key Industry Factors

Supply Chain Management Software

With companies like Manhattan Associates Inc. and CHAINalytics headquartered here, metro Atlanta has a position as a global leader in supply chain management software.

Advanced Manufacturing

Four of the world’s top 25 supply chain companies are managed out of Atlanta.

Distribution Warehousing

With various means of distribution, metro Atlanta is home to a variety of business, government, and school supply chain facilities and networks.

Food Processing

The food processing industry is thriving, bolstered by the presence of more than 750 food processing services.

Recent Relocations



Adidas will open its first U.S. production plant in Cherokee County creating about 160 new jobs.



ThredUP is opening distribution and warehouse operation in Gwinnett County creating 300 new jobs.


Rubicon Global

Rubicon Global, a software platform for recycled products and recycling services, is expanding their operations by 310 new jobs.