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

Covered bridge in Woodbury, Georgia
Economic Impact Central Georgia (Macon)
Woodbury, Georgia Benefits From Economic Development Research Support

Woodbury, Georgia, the former pimiento capital of the world, is building a new economic foundation — with a little help from Georgia Tech. Learn how a town of a little over 1,000 people in rural Meriwether County, benefits from support by experts in the Center for Economic Development Research (CEDR).

President Cabrera, Dr. Beth Cabrera, and Bert Reeves, Vice President, Institute Relations, led attendees to sing the Georgia Tech fight song during the final 2022 Summer Tour stop in Cobb County.
Economic Impact Statewide
President Cabrera Visits Georgia Communities During 550-mile Summer Tour

Georgia Tech's wheels rolled across Georgia over three days in late June, as President Ángel Cabrera and team members from Institute Relations visited prospective students, alumni, community and business leaders across our state. Read the President's blog for tour videos and his perspectives after experiencing and promoting the Institute's impact during 20 events in eight towns across 550 miles.

Georgia Tech campus among the skyline of Atlanta
Economic Impact Statewide
Georgia Tech’s Economic Impact Grows to Nearly $4.2 Billion in Fiscal Year 2021

The University System of Georgia (USG) released its annual report highlighting the significant economic impact that Georgia’s higher education institutions had across the state between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. The data calculated by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business includes a breakdown of Georgia Tech’s benefit to the state.

The study shows that the USG contributed a total of $19.3 billion to Georgia’s economy during the 2021 fiscal year. Georgia Tech’s economic impact is the highest of any USG institution, with nearly $4.2 billion — a 4.6% increase from FY 2020.

Group photo of Professor Cyrus Aidun, Eugene C. Gwaltney Jr Chair Devesh Ranjan, and Srinivas Garimella, Hightower Chair in Engineering
Manufacturing Economic Impact Statewide
Tech Researchers Receive Funding to Support Sustainability for Georgia Wallboard Manufacturers

Two teams of researchers from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering received $5.3M Department of Energy funding to collaborate with Georgia manufacturers to reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of paper, tissue, board, nonwovens and gypsum board production.

Graphic logo for Drawdown Georgia Business Compact
Economic Impact Statewide
Georgia Tech Center Leads Business Climate Action Initiative

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business (“Center”) at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is launching the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact, an inclusive and collaborative initiative focused on galvanizing climate action in Georgia. With commitments from founding member companies Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Atlanta Gas Light, Better Earth, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Eversheds Sutherland, Goodr, Google, Interface, Norfolk Southern, Southwire, The Coca-Cola Company, TKE, UPS, and YKK, the Compact’s mission is to leverage the collective impact of Georgia’s business community to achieve net zero carbon emissions in the state by 2050 through a just, competitive, and sustainable transition.

Stock image of cameras and lighting in film production environment
Economic Impact South Georgia (Valdosta)
State-of-the-Art Filming Studio Coming Soon to Savannah Area

Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures Inc. (GATV), an affiliate organization of Georgia Tech, is moving forward with the selection of a qualified development team to advance the creation of a major hub for film and TV productions within the Savannah region. This project aims to bolster economic and workforce development in the local area as well as the state of Georgia.