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.

27,000
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.

$14.3B
financial impact

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

34%
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

$2.3B
investments

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

Long-term Investment

80,600
jobs created or saved

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

Spurred Sales

$219M
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

Raghupathy “Siva” Sivakumar headshot
Economic Impact
Statewide
Georgia Tech Names Commercialization Leadership Focused on Expanding Impact

Recently named Interim Chief Commercialization Officer at Georgia Tech, Raghupathy “Siva” Sivakumar plans to bring together commercialization and technology transfer activities from across campus with a goal of moving more intellectual property out into the marketplace to help expand Georgia Tech’s impact on the world. 

Graphic: Accelerating Solutions Toward Societal Impact: NSF Convergence Accelerator Selects Nine Teams to Advance to Phase II.
Economic Impact
Statewide
NSF Awards $5M for Reskilling Pilot Projects to Eduworks, Georgia Tech, USG

A partnership with Tech, the University System of Georgia, Eduworks and Credential Engine has moved to the second phase of a National Science Foundation program to develop technological tools to connect individual workers with jobs. The two-year project worth up to $5 million will create prototype tools to support workforce reskilling by connecting employers and educators.

A young woman works at a computer. Young people from economically disadvantaged communities in Atlanta are learning data science skills through DataWorks, an on-the-job training program at Georgia Tech.
Economic Impact
Metro Atlanta
Collaborative Startup Helping People in Disadvantaged Communities Learn Entry-level Data Science Skills

Part startup company, part outreach effort, and part research platform, DataWorks provides its employees with on-the-job training to learn entry-level data wrangling skills, working mostly with "messy" data from Atlanta nonprofits. Georgia Tech launched the program to meet the rapidly growing demand for data science workers and increase the diversity of the field, hiring and training people from under-resourced areas in Atlanta.

chicken eating grubs from Grubbly Farms
Agriculture
Economic Impact
Statewide
Georgia Native and Tech Grad Builds a Multimillion Dollar Business with Georgia Grubs

Sean Warner (BC '15) is the co-founder and CEO of Grubbly Farms, which develops sustainable insect-based animal feed primarily to the chicken market. Grubbly Farms plays a role in trying to expand the insect industry in Georgia, processing insects into fats and proteins that are sold to the feed industry to assist aquaculture, poultry, or pets.

Graphic illustration of a virus creating a 'domino effect' that implies economic impact.
Economic Impact
Statewide
Tracking the Effects of Covid-19 on Georgia’s Economy

Faculty and students in the Scheller College of Business developed a public access data portal to monitor the impact of Covid-19 on the state economy. Backed by support from by the Speedwell Foundation, the portal offers users segmented data from 11 Georgia industry sectors, including health care, employment, public companies, real estate, sales tax, transportation, air travel, hotels, and municipal bonds.

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Economic Impact
Innovation
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.