Georgia High-Tech Industry Cluster Potential
This bubble chart is presented to show the employment concentration of various segments of the technology industry relative to the national average and to demonstrate if those industries were growing or shrinking during the five-year period 2006 through 20109. The size of the bubbles reflects the relative average employment of each segment in 2010.
The upper right portion of the chart contains segments that are strong versus the U.S. and growing in Georgia. This includes advanced manufacturing for aircraft and components and internet service providers along with computer peripheral manufacturing. The lower right portion contains segments that are growing in Georgia, but reflect weaker concentration than the nation overall. Computer systems design services fall within this area. The upper left portion of the chart contains industry segments that have strong concentration in Georgia, but experienced employment losses during the five-year period studied. Computer facilities management is the strongest example found in this area, while software publishing straddles both sides of the chart along with engineering services. The lower left portion of the chart contains segments that are shrinking in the state and also have weaker concentration in the state relative to the country. Electronic equipment repair, environmental control manufacturing and software reproduction are in this portion of the chart.
Source: Compiled using data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics