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Atlanta: The Business-Friendly City

Mary Ellen Vanaken

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Sep 29 6 minutes read

Located in the Southern United States, Atlanta is a popular destination. Packed with historic sites, world-famous attractions, and top-notch restaurants, the capital of Georgia is a diverse, vibrant, and business-friendly city. If you’re looking to relocate to this unique jewel of the South, this information and advice from the Mary Ellen Vanaken Team can help you get off to a strong start:


An Affordable City

 Every day, numerous companies and businesses move to Atlanta. The city’s booming economy and the skilled workforce available in the metro area make it extremely attractive to business owners. In addition, Georgia’s lower cost of living appeals to young entrepreneurs and their families. 

Relocating one’s business and family needs to make financial sense, and the affordability of housing—along with the numerous housing options available—is a big draw when considering a move. Renting an apartment in the metro area is very affordable, and Atlanta’s housing market is flourishing.


A Supportive Community

Atlanta is home to a supportive business community, and Georgia was even ranked the number-one state for leading workforce development programs. The political and economic leaders of Atlanta know that small businesses are essential for the success and growth of their city. Several local organizations aim at serving business owners and entrepreneurs relocating to Atlanta, among them: 

● UGA SBDC (University of Georgia Small Business Development Center)

● WEI (Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative)

● Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection

● Atlanta MBDA Business Center (Minority Business Development Agency)

● Invest Atlanta


A Business-Friendly Environment

 Situated in the tax-friendly state of Georgia, Atlanta provides a perfect environment for new and existing businesses. If you are new to the world of business ownership, resources are readily available to get you started. 

Once you’ve decided on a business structure and location, you need to register your business with the state. Consult with an accountant or an attorney to make sure all the requirements are met. You can work with a business formation service that will help you get set up. 

Another important factor to consider is the availability of fast and reliable internet service for your business. Check if fiber optic internet is available in your area, as it is much faster than DSL service. Don’t hesitate to ask for help and hire professionals to get your business off the ground and running.


Outstanding Educational Opportunities

 Atlanta is home to several major colleges and universities, and graduates provide a pool of local talent to the many businesses and companies that call Atlanta home. Here are some educational institutions located in the Atlanta area:

● Georgia State University

● Morehouse College

● Atlanta Technical College

● Georgia Institute of Technology


An Attractive Destination

 Atlanta offers many places to visit and is a great tourist destination, drawing travelers from around the country—and the world—to its many parks and attractions. Here are a few of the places and events that make Atlanta a great place to live in:

 ● Martin Luther King., Jr. National Historical Park

● Atlanta History Center

● Centennial Olympic Park

● Georgia Aquarium

● Juneteenth


A Convenient Location

 Speaking of travel and tourism, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offers over 1,000 flights a day to 225 domestic and international destinations, making business travel a breeze. Major US cities like Raleigh, Nashville, Tampa, and Orlando are just a few hours away by car, making Atlanta one of the most convenient locales for travel on the East Coast. And if you have visitors coming to town, nothing beats the southern hospitality of the Atlanta hotels.


A Vibrant Art Scene

In Atlanta, the arts are well represented. The city boasts a rich music history in a variety of genres (country, hip hop, gospel, blues, jazz, classical music, and opera). Museums, street art, and galleries can be found in all the city’s neighborhoods. Home of the Atlanta Ballet and the Atlanta Opera, the city also hosts the Atlanta Film Festival along with many other festivals throughout the year.


With its low cost of living, subtropical climate, award-winning restaurants, and iconic locales, it’s no wonder Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. Bursting with art and entertainment, this business-friendly city is open to new talent. Ready for a move? Atlanta is for you.

 Are you looking for a top-notch real estate agent in the Atlanta area? Contact the Mary Ellen Vanaken Team today!

Article Via Lisa Walker with jobdreamteam.com Image via North Fulton Neighbor.

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