Economic Development

From an economic perspective, North Fulton Atlanta is a powerhouse. Known as the state's "Golden Corridor" because of the broad spectrum of industries and corporations that call the Georgia 400 corridor home, North Fulton Atlanta consistently ranks as one of the fastest growing areas in the country. This strong business community is the fiber-optic backbone of the East Coast. Our healthcare access surpasses many other large cities, with five major hospitals and specialists in neonatology, neurology, cardiology, and other areas.

The economic landscape of North Fulton Atlanta consists of six distinct cities, 40+ mission-critical data centers, numerous Fortune 500 headquarters, and top-ranked schools. All of this combines to make North Fulton Atlanta one of the best places in the country to do business.

Nowhere is the metro area's popularity more evident than in North Fulton Atlanta. Six core business sectors drive the area's economy – technology, healthcare, finance, telecommunications, logistics, and business services. North Fulton Atlanta is headquarters to three Fortune 500 companies, two of which are in the top 10 for metro Atlanta: First Data Corporation, Newell Rubbermaid, and UPS. Two Fortune 1000 companies call North Fulton Atlanta home: Exide Technologies and Global Payments. North Fulton Atlanta has also attracted 16 regional offices of companies on the Fortune 500.

With a business climate that is renowned for its available, affordable buildings and developable sites, well-educated workforce, and wide-ranging array of business services and benefits, North Fulton Atlanta has attracted businesses that range from international conglomerates, industry, high-tech research firms and financial ventures, to energetic local entrepreneurs. North Fulton Atlanta possesses a strong and proven reputation for economic success.

Business-ready, meticulously-landscaped business parks that offer an impressive array of spaces at competitive leasing rates are plentiful in our area. Also, the availability of affordable land offers opportunities for new construction, with a wide variety of sites available for office, warehouse/distribution, and manufacturing facilities. The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and its new economic development initiative, Progress Partners of North Fulton Atlanta, can facilitate the identification of available land, buildings, and other resources to accommodate any need for new facility locations or the expansion of existing facilities.

Progress Partners of North Fulton Atlanta

Progress Partners of North Fulton Atlanta is an initiative of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce designed to position North Fulton as one of the top destinations in Atlanta for long-term economic growth and superior quality of life.  Through this initiative, Progress Partners combines the best attributes of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs..

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The North Fulton CID is a self-taxing district that spans from Mansell Road north to McGinnis Ferry Road. A voluntary tax, paid by commercial property owners within the District’s boundaries, funds the CIDs efforts to improve the area. The cities of Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell fall within the CID’s boundaries, and all three cities partner with the CID on projects, planning and initiatives.

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