GEORGIA’S
BUSINESS ADVANTAGE
GLOBAL ACCESS:
STRATEGIC LOCATION IN A GROWING REGION
Georgia
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8th largest state in the U.S.,
population 10 million
Population grew by 17%,
or 1.4 million people
Atlanta
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9th largest metro in the U.S.,
population 5.5 million
Southeast Region
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GDP grew by over $1 trillion
Population grew by almost
9 million
WHY GEORGIA:
A ROBUST ENVIRONMENT FOR BUSINESS
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Georgia’s Key Business Assets:
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Access to Global Markets
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First Class Workforce
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Pro-Business Environment
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International Business Connections
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Excellent Quality of Life
These assets set us apart from the competition!
PRO-BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT:
NATIONAL RECOGNITION
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#1 Business Climate (Site Selection, 2013)
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#1 in Workforce (CNBC, 2013)
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#2 for Doing Business (Area Development, 2013)
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#2 in Infrastructure and Global Access (Area Development, 2013)
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#2 in Entrepreneurial Growth over Past Decade (Kauffman Foundation, 2012)
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#2 in Entrepreneurial Activity Among Top 15 U.S. Metro Areas – Atlanta Metro
(Kauffman Foundation, 2012)
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#3 Most Fortune 500 Company Headquarters of All Cities in the U.S. – Atlanta
(Fortune, 2013)
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#3 in Labor Climate (Area Development, 2013)
GEORGIA: AHEAD IN BUSINESS
PRO-BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
HEADQUARTERS TO GLOBAL COMPANIES
Atlanta has the 3rd most Fortune 500 company headquarters
of all cities in the United States
PRO-BUSINESS CLIMATE
COST OF BUSINESS INDEX
Source: Moody’s U.S. Cost of Doing Business, October 2013 Edition
GDECD:
GLOBAL COMMERCE DIVISION
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The Global Commerce division assists businesses by coordinating:
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Site Location Services
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Market Research
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Business Incentives
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Employee Training
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Innovation and R&D Services
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Export Assistance
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International Office Assistance
GLOBAL COMMERCE:
INTERNATIONAL OFFICES
11 International Offices
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONNECTIONS
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Over 3,000 internationally-owned business operations
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210 UK companies
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69 consulates, trade offices and honorary consulates
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42 bi-national chambers of commerce
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74 countries represented
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONNECTIONS:
INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES IN GEORGIA
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONNECTIONS:
210 UK COMPANIES IN GEORGIA
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONNECTIONS:
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT IN GEORGIA
Leading Investor
Nations by Number of
Facilities
Leading Investor
Nations by Number of
Jobs
Leading Investor
Nations by $ Value
Investment
Germany
Japan
Japan
Japan
Germany
Germany
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Korea
France
Canada
Canada
Canada
Netherlands
France
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONNECTIONS
TOP TRADING PARTNERS FOR GEORGIA IN 2013
Leading Export
Markets
Leading Importer
Nations
Canada*
China
China
Germany
Mexico
South Korea
United Kingdom*
Mexico
Japan*
Japan
Singapore
Canada
Brazil
United Kingdom
Germany*
India
Korean Republic
France
United Arab Emirates
Italy
*Also leading investor nations in Georgia
GLOBAL ACCESS:
TOP GEORGIA EXPORTS IN 2013 - £21.95 BILLION
GLOBAL ACCESS:
TOP GEORGIA IMPORTS IN 2013
£43.8 Billion (USD $75 Billion)
GLOBAL ACCESS:
TOP GEORGIA IMPORTS FROM UNITED KINGDOM IN 2013
£1.1 billion (USD $1.89 billion)
Economic & Industry Diversity
PRO-BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT:
AVIATION/AEROSPACE COMPANIES IN GEORGIA
AUTOMOTIVE ASSEMBLY PLANTS:
GEORGIA IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL
STRATEGIC FOCUS:
LIFE SCIENCE
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Headquarters for national non-profits/government agencies
dedicated to disease research and public health
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American Red Cross
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American Red Cross Biomedical Services
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American Cancer Society
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Arthritis Foundation
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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, employs more than
7,000 scientists
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The Carter Center
Largest employers include Baxter Life Sciences, McKesson,
Eclipsys, Med Assets
LIFE SCIENCE ECOSYSTEM:
COMPANIES BY SECTOR
TRENDS IN THE BIOSCIENCE SECTOR:
RECENT LOCATIONS TO GEORGIA
Company
Jobs
Georgia
Location
Product
1,800
Covington
Plasma-based therapies
150
Atlanta
Health IT document
management
120
Atlanta
Gamma ray surgical
devices
110
Atlanta
Proton therapy/cancer
treatment
65
Alpharetta
Medical device HQ,
assembly & distribution
GEORGIA: GATEWAY TO THE WORLD
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Atlanta: #1 busiest passenger airport in the world
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Savannah: 4th largest and fastest growing U.S. container
port
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Most extensive rail system and largest intermodal hub in
the Southeast
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Top-ranked interstate highway system
HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Serves more than 250,000 passengers daily, or 94 million annually
GLOBAL ACCESS:
AIR TRANSIT TIMES
80% of U.S. market within a 2-hour flight of Atlanta
GLOBAL ACCESS:
SEA PORTS
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Two deep-water ports:
► Savannah
► Brunswick
Port of Savannah is the 4th
Largest Container Port in the
U.S.
Fastest Growing Port on the East
Coast
Served by over 100 steamships
lines
GLOBAL ACCESS:
RAIL TRANSIT TIMES
GLOBAL ACCESS:
TRUCK TRANSIT TIMES
By truck, Georgia-based companies
are two days or less from 80% of U.S. markets
STRATEGIC FOCUS:
GEORGIA CENTERS OF INNOVATION
Fueling Industry Competitiveness
Resource:
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Access to R&D and technology leaders
Analysis of data and innovative trends
Cross-sector connections and collaboration
Collective industry voice
Result:
Increased opportunities for industry growth and success
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