Innovators seeking the best place to launch a start-up need look no further than Atlanta. Home to an increasing population and open to new opportunities, the bustling landscape offers Atlanta entrepreneurs just about everything a small business owner could want.
You don’t have to risk getting swallowed up by a huge metropolis like New York to have a successful business. As the fastest-growing urban area in the U.S., Atlanta has a big enough population to provide a robust market but a low enough cost of living to allow entrepreneurs to support themselves while launching their companies. With less money going toward basic expenses, you can invest more in your business and build a solid foundation for future growth.
Nobody has to try to go it alone when starting a business in Atlanta. A quick look at the resources available in the area can lead you to:
• Business incubators
• Free classes for entrepreneurs
• Tech hubs
• Coworking spaces
• Supportive community members
No matter where you go in the city, there’s plenty of help and advice for anyone with a solid business idea and a willingness to put in the work required to launch a successful company.
Atlanta ranks as the number two city for millennials in the U.S. and is home to a host of universities boasting strong bioscience and technology programs. For Atlanta entrepreneurs, this means easy access to top talent in some of the hottest industries. Many college graduates are choosing to say in the city, so when your company is ready start expanding, you can recruit new team members from a growing pool of highly skilled young people who are on the lookout for exciting job opportunities.
Startups provide 33 percent of the jobs in Atlanta. The city has grown 26 percent since 2000, attracting over 1.1 million people, and more talent is expected to come into the city over the next several decades. An estimated 100,000 people could take up residence in the city per year until 2040, giving entrepreneurs more potential employees and bigger markets.
With over 250,000 people passing through each day, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a hub for personal and business travel. Around 80 percent of the U.S. population can arrive at this airport by taking a direct two-hour flight, so no complicated travel plans are required if you want to bring someone in for a meeting or hop on a plane to connect with other influential innovators in your industry. A robust bus and railway network simplifies travel within the city.
Whether you already live in the area or have been considering where to relocate to launch or grow your company, consider all Atlanta has to offer. Research the opportunities available for your industry, and discover what support is available. Atlanta could turn out to be the perfect place to make your mark with a fresh new business idea.
CEO Centers FLEX is a modern, collaborative workspace in Duluth, Georgia curated around a community of entrepreneurs and creative early-stage companies. We offer a variety of coworking spaces – from hot desks to private, executive offices – all at an affordable price.
If you are looking for a coworking space, contact CEO Centers FLEX. We offer several membership levels that all include high-speed internet, access to the kitchen and lounge with a free coffee and tea bar, use of our business center and concierge services. Contact us today to learn more about the FLEX community.