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

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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.

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Economic Impact
Statewide
United Nations University Names New Regional Centre of Expertise in Atlanta

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) has officially acknowledged a new regional sustainability network, RCE Greater Atlanta. RCEs are Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development. The designation makes Atlanta one of only six Regional Centres of Expertise in the United States.

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Healthcare
Economic Impact
Metro Atlanta
Ethos receives NSF funding - healthcare startup in Atlanta

Ethos Medical, a startup founded by Georgia Tech engineering alumni, was recently awarded a $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research program. The grant will help the student-founded Ethos team to demonstrate the feasibility of their product: a low-cost needle guidance system to help medical practitioners administer a lumbar puncture accurately and without complications.