The April issue of PC World ranked Atlanta as the #2 Ttech-Friendly/Tech Savvy city in the US, outpacing New York, Boston, and San Francisco.
So what makes a city tech-friendly? According to PC World, “It’s a combination of public and private amenities that are available to people who spend a significant amount of their time online, whether they’re at home or out and about.”
When you add this accolade to the recent #1 ranking Atlanta received from Under30CEO.com as the top mid-city for young entrepreneurs in the country and the #5 City for Female Founders courtesy of Forbes, it’s easy to begin to peel away some misconceptions people have about Atlanta when it comes to tech and startups.
While we have your attention, let’s look at some fun facts about Atlanta you might not know:
- Atlanta contains the country’s third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies with the global headquarters of corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, AT&T Mobility, UPS, and Newell-Rubbermaid.
- The Atlanta metropolitan area is the eighth-largest economy in the country and 17th-largest in the world.
- There are more than 30 colleges and universities located in the city, Atlanta is considered a center for higher education.
Where can you build a startup having some of the largest companies in the world as your first customers, attract talented students from more than 30 campuses, and have great access to public and private tech amenities? Atlanta.
Pretty awesome, huh? Let’s make it even more awesomer.