Georgia Tech drives prosperity and champions economic opportunity. Whether empowering students to pursue boundless futures or faculty and researchers to confront the grand challenges of our time through research, Georgia Tech’s impact on our state is powerful.

jobs created

in metro Atlanta, according to a 2018 economic impact study. Those are direct employees and jobs that result from the economic activity generated by Georgia Tech's operations. It's the third-largest impact from a single employer in the state.

financial impact

of the Institute’s economic development programs (2015-2019)

of out-of-state students

who graduated from Tech remained in Georgia to work

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Building partnerships

Georgia Tech builds partnerships to grow economic opportunity for all Georgians. 

Developing our state’s economy—and its workforce—is what drives us. We are a partner in keeping our state competitive.

Igniting Startups


The Enteprise Innovation Institute helped startup businesses secure more than $2.3 billion in contracts and sales (2015-2019).

Long-term Investment

jobs created or saved

by business clients of economic development programs at Georgia Tech (2015-2019)

Spurred Sales

Sales Increase

for Georgia Manufacturers helped by the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP)

Talent drivers

Georgia Tech helps to position the state as a rich source of talent and a prime location for industry.

We work to drive growth, enhance our communities, and keep our top talent here at home.

We work with new businesses to build a strong foundation and help established businesses grow their reach, ensuring that good jobs come to — and stay in — our state.

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Recent News

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Economic Impact
Coastal Plain (Savannah)
The Rising Tides - Savannah Smart Sea Level Sensors

Georgia Tech researchers are working with Chatham County and City of Savannah partners to tackle the problem of coastal flooding.

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Smart Cities
Economic Impact
New Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Winners Empower Development Throughout the State

Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge (Georgia Smart) empowers local governments to think outside of the box and use innovation to improve their communities. The program pairs Georgia Tech problem solvers with local leaders to identify projects that positively impact Georgians.

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Economic Impact
South Georgia (Valdosta)
Georgia Tech EDA University Center Study Leads to Federal Grant for Valdosta Business Incubator

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced a $2.5 million grant to the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce following a four-month analysis conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center in 2015 and 2016.

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Economic Impact
Metro Atlanta
Research, Sponsored Activity Awards Top $1 Billion at Georgia Tech

Research, economic development, and other sponsored activities at Georgia Tech passed a significant milestone during the fiscal year that concluded on June 30, 2019, recording more than a billion dollars in new grants, contracts, and other awards. The record amount comes from federal government agencies, companies, private organizations, the state of Georgia, and other sources.

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Economic Impact
Metro Atlanta
Novelis and Georgia Tech Establish Novelis Innovation Hub

In 2019, Atlanta-based Novelis Inc. and Georgia Tech established a new collaboration to establish the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech. The company has committed $2.5 million to initiate research, faculty, student, and educational program support. The collaboration will promote basic and translational research, innovative business models, and related educational endeavors at Georgia Tech and will serve as a cross-functional hub connecting Novelis’ technical and business innovators with Georgia Tech’s students and faculty.

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Economic Impact
Coastal Plain (Savannah)
GPA, Georgia Tech, Center for Innovation sign MOU

The Georgia Ports Authority, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on July 31, 2018, at the Port of Savannah that creates a new relationship aimed at supporting the state’s logistics industry in economic development, research, and education.