Georgia’s great geographical location with its access to four major U.S interstate highways, as well as its extensive rail system, make the state of Georgia an unbeatable logistical starting point both domestically and internationally. 80 percent of the U.S can be accessed within a two-day drive from Georgia. International export is also improved via the two deep-water seaports in Savannah and Brunswick, which can serve all major ocean carriers and export goods to 153 out of the 195 countries around the world.
Georgia is home to 16 Fortune 500 headquarters much thanks to its business-friendly climate. This environment enables companies to start or expand a profitable business with smaller risks.
The State of Georgia’s key industries include Aerospace, Automotive, Information Technology (IT) and Life Science, among many more.
Metro Atlanta’s increasing population, smart tax incentives, and great climate (resulting in a long travel season), combined with the top-ranked airport and highway system in the nation, makes Georgia a natural place to start a business.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport situated in Atlanta is the world’s busiest passenger airport, with non-stop flights to 89 international cities in 55 countries around the globe.
Georgia prides itself on being a diverse state with one of the nation’s most diverse populations. Georgia also has a greater variation of business owners compared to the national average. For example African Americans own 20.4 percent of business firms, which is triple to the national average. The amount of women-owned firms also exceeds the national percentage.