As one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country, Atlanta is the ideal spot for individuals and entrepreneurs seeking a welcoming climate for innovation and creativity. There is no better area to start your technology career than Atlanta, boasting several STEM/STEAM programs, technology-focused corporations and environments for businesses to thrive.
Serving as the museum’s newest hub for learning, the STEAM Lab is open to children of all ages and features interactive activities related to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The educational program provides hands-on learning experiences that perfectly integrate arts and humanities with scientific concepts to encourage innovative thinking.
Offering learning opportunities to children from preschool through grade 12, The Mount Vernon School delivers educational experiences through project-based learning, design thinking and community engagement. Students of all ages partner with profit and non-profit organizations to design digital blueprints and develop bio-engineering solutions – naturally blending technology, science, mathematics and engineering. Visit the KNOWAtlanta profile for more information!
The Georgia Institute of Technology, more commonly known as Georgia Tech, provides various STEM programs through its Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC). Bringing high-quality educational workshops and STEM experiences to students Pre-K through grade 12, Georgia Tech students aid in coordinating and instructing the programs to deliver hands-on learning, including engineering projects, coding workshops and music mixing courses for students at the start of their educational journey.
For students searching for a coveted education steeped in technology excellence, the metro area is filled to the brim with fantastic opportunities for various technological career paths:
- Morehouse College
- Emory University
- Georgia State University
- Kennesaw State University
- University of Georgia
- Gwinnett Technical College
On top of rich opportunities for continuing education within technology-based fields, the metro area is also home to various incubators that are critical factors in fostering development in our city's burgeoning tech sector and growing list of startups. Explore our tech-savvy incubators in the metro area:
- Atlanta Tech Village – Buckhead
- Atlanta Technology Development Center (ATDC) – Georgia Tech in Midtown Atlanta
- The Farm – The Battery Atlanta
- The Circuit - Woodstock
Fortune 500 & 1000 Tech Companies
From small startups to well-known corporations, metro Atlanta is a hub for technology companies! Featuring several Fortune 500 and 1000 companies that have settled their headquarters within the eclectic city, Atlanta offers ample career opportunities within the technology field.
Below, see the latest Fortune 500 and 1000 rankings for these Atlanta and Georgia tech companies with headquarters or hubs in the metro area.
#425. Global Payments Inc.
#447. NCR Corporation
#792. Gray Television
Read more about Atlanta’s Fortune 500 and 1000 companies here.
Peachtree Corners: The Heart of Tech in Metro Atlanta
Located in Gwinnett County, Peachtree Corners is home to Atlanta Tech Park – a thriving technology accelerator ecosystem of companies ready to take their business to the next level! Designed to encourage entrepreneurs to settle and expand in Georgia, the 500-acre technology park hosts several Fortune 500 businesses.
The city of Peachtree Corners also created the Curiosity Lab, a 5G-enabled laboratory providing startups and established companies with an environment to innovate, deploy and test developing technologies.
To discover more about Peachtree Corners, Atlanta Tech Parka and the Curiosity Lab, visit our Peachtree Corners neighborhood feature. Other notable tech hotspots include Midtown Atlanta, Buckhead and Alpharetta!
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