Key Finding 4: Building Talent Clusters


Atlanta serves as the key technology hub within the State of Georgia, representing 68% of the overall GA technology employment.

Atlanta, in 2016, grew its technology employment by 4% over 2015, adding 8,634 new jobs – mostly adding technical occupations such as applications developers and computer support specialists.

Within other key Georgia MSAs, we see positive signs of technical occupational growth from 2015 to 2016. Athens saw the biggest increases in such technical occupations as Computer System Specialists and Network System Administrators. Augusta saw growth in mechanical, civil and industrial engineers. Columbus had increases in Computer programmers and software developers. Savannah grew key technical occupations in Computer Support, and Mechanical and Civil Engineers. Macon, saw declines in most key technical occupations.

Georgia, and Atlanta in particular, serve as a key hub for technology occupations in the healthcare, financial services, communications, media and entertainment, and mission critical sectors. Technical occupational growth has grown in all sectors, except telecommunications. The Media and Entertainment sector saw the fastest technology employment growth from 2014 to 2015.

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