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GA’s Ranking Rundown | #1 Women-Owned Firms, Nerdiest City, Best State For Biz

by Tricia Whitlock

Our friends over at Georgia.org have put together this comprehensive list of how our state is slaying the competition in small business, technology, education, female owned business, and so much more. Feel free to use these stats to improve your startup’s case for support (or impress your dinner party guests). Also, be sure to check out Georgia.org, where you can read up on GA’s key industries, business resources, and competitive advantages.

Sip on a sweet tea while you soak up all of Georgia’s accomplishments…

  • GA ranks #4 in US for best environment for small business and entrepreneurs and earned an A- grade for overall friendliness to small business (Thumbtack.com 7/15)
  • GA ranks #5 in US for top state for business and #2 in workforce (CNBC 7/15)
  • GA ranks #1 (3rd straight year) in US for fastest growth in number of women-owned firms (American Express OPEN 5/15)
  • GDEcD ranks #1 ‘best in class’ state-level economic development agency in US (IEDC 11/14)
  • GA ranks #5 in US and #2 in Southeast in over-the-year job creation(GDOL 11/14)
  • GA ranks #1 (second year running) in US for best state for business (Site Selection 11/14)
  • GA ranks #1 for being the top competitive state in US (Site Selection 5/14)
  • GA ranks #11 in US as a top exporting state (Trade & Economic Analysis 3/14)
  • Emory University and Georgia Tech among top 100 universities in the world (Center for World University Rankings 7/14)
  • Georgia Tech among top 12 universities for creating economic impact through innovation (Innovation U 2.0 5/14)
  • Metro Atlanta ranks #1 in US in minority-run firms; #2 in self-employed minorities; #2 as an entrepreneurial region (Minority Business Entrepreneur May/June 2015)
  • Atlanta is the Nerdiest City in the Country (Movoto 5/15)
  • Atlanta ranks #10 for overall best tech talent (CBRE Research 4/15)
  • Atlanta ranks best in US Foreign Investment Strategy, 13th globally (Global Cities of the Future 2014/15)
  • Atlanta ranks #5 in US for green office buildings and other commercial properties (Green Building Adoption Index7/14)
  • Atlanta ranks #5 on Enterprising Cities list (US Chamber 5/14)

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