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

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.

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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.

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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.  

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Economic Impact Metro Atlanta
Tech Square at 20: Georgia Tech Helps Shape Midtown Atlanta

This year marks two decades since the groundbreaking for Technology Square, now home to the highest density of startups, corporate innovators, and research centers in the Southeast. Learn how Georgia Tech influenced the development of midtown Atlanta's premier innovation district.

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Infrastructure Economic Impact Statewide
First-ever Study on Bicycling in Georgia Shows $496 Million Economic Impact

Bicycling-related industries and activities generate an annual economic impact of $500 million in Georgia, according to a new Georgia Tech study conducted for the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT). The project is the first-ever economic analysis of the industry in the state. 

Malaika Rivers (left) is a partner with Lexicon Strategies. Debra Lam is managing director of Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation at Georgia Tech.
Economic Impact Metro Atlanta
Ready for the Smart(er) City: How Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) are Building the Future
Community Improvement Districts, or CIDs, are best known for being mechanisms commercial property owners and local governments use to beautify streetscapes or support infrastructure projects.  A new comprehensive report by Georgia Tech and Lexicon Strategies shows CIDs are an important economic growth tool.