Key Finding 4: Building Talent Clusters


Atlanta serves as the key technology hub within the State of Georgia, representing 66% of the overall GA technology employment. Overall satisfaction with doing technology business in GA continues to remain stable with leaders giving an average 6.98 score (out of ten) for satisfaction.

Atlanta, in 2017, grew its technology employment by almost 3.2% over 2016, adding 6,067 new jobs – mostly adding technical occupations such as applications developers and computer systems managers.

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 Support Specialists and Biological Technicians. Augusta saw growth in civil and electrical engineers. Columbus had increases in applications developers, civil engineers and medical records. Savannah grew key technical occupations in Industrial Engineers and Computer Support Specialists. Macon, saw increases in Computer System Analysts and Computer Support Specialists.

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 communications. The Media and Entertainment sector saw the fastest technology employment growth from 2015 to 2016.

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