Fulton County offers distinct advantages for businesses wishing to expand. Home to the world’s busiest airport, top-rated educational institutions, a highly trained workforce, and a low-cost of living, it’s no wonder that 15 Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in Fulton County. Our commitment to help foster growth within Fulton County means we are open for business!
When it comes to getting product and people from point A to point B, Fulton County’s transportation infrastructure can’t be beat. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest, is only minutes away from the heart of downtown, and enables passengers to reach 80% of the U.S. within a two-hour flight time. In addition to Hartsfield-Jackson, Fulton County is also home to Charlie Brown Airport, which serves as an operational base for scores of privately owned aircraft.
Fulton County also provides easy interstate and rail access with three major interstate systems, I-75, I-85, and I-20 converging within the County’s borders. CSX and Norfolk Southern are the freight rail service providers that operate within Fulton County and have facilities that can provide overnight service from the Ports of Savannah, Brunswick, Jacksonville, and Charleston. AMTRAK also offers regular passenger rail service to and from Atlanta. Lastly, MARTA (The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is the passenger light rail and bus system that serves Atlanta, Fulton County, and the surrounding areas.
Fulton County is home to several top educational institutions including The Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, The Atlanta University Center (Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University), The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business Buckhead, and Atlanta Metropolitan State College. Emory University and Oglethorpe University are also nearby. Each of these institutions offers unique degree programs that are producing a talented and educated workforce for Fulton County. In addition, Fulton County has several technical and vocational schools that are training your future employees, such as Atlanta Technical College, Gwinnett Technical College, and the Hapeville Career Academy.
With a county-wide educational attainment average of 81.4% of adults age 18 or older holding at least a high school degree or its equivalent, and more than 45% hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher, Fulton County provides businesses with a talented and educated workforce. With established industry sectors, Fulton County provides a workforce that is well-trained in logistics, transportation, clean technology, communications, and biotechnologies, which businesses can then use to their advantage.
Culture & Lifestyle
Fulton County is comprised of 14 municipalities, each offering its own distinct feel. Whether it be urban in-town living, a sprawling suburban estate, or anything in between, Fulton County offers something for everyone. The City of Atlanta, which is the county seat and Georgia’s capital, is also consistently ranked as one of the most affordable metropolitan areas for homeownership. A flourishing arts, music, and theatre scene, as well as world-class museums, music venues, and historical attractions make Fulton County a great place to call home. Fulton County’s numerous parks and recreation facilities, especially Piedmont Park that offers skyline views of the City of Atlanta, provide peaceful retreats. For the sports enthusiast, Fulton County is home to three professional teams, The Atlanta Braves (Baseball), The Atlanta Falcons (Football), and The Atlanta Hawks (Basketball).
- Logistics & Transportation
- Clean Technologies
- Life Sciences
- Energy & Environment
- Information Technology
- Financial Services
2014 Top Metro Employers
The Atlanta Metro Chamber compiled its 2014 list of Top Metro Employers. The top 4 companies employ more than 100,000 workers. As you will see, Fulton County and the metro area are comprised of a diverse mix of employers who drive economic growth, create local ecosystems, and contribute to our designation as one of the greatest places to do business