Georgia is an excellent state for MBA graduates, whether your ultimate destination is one of the two largest metropolitan areas--Atlanta or Savannah--or one of Georgia's other charming Southern cities. CNBC voted Georgia one of the top 10 states for business in 2010. Georgia is also home to 14 Fortune 500 companies, including business giants Home Depot, UPS, Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines. And Atlanta, home to 10 of those Fortune 500 companies, is also a happening place for young professionals, according to Forbes, which named it one of 2010's top 10 "metros that offer the best chances for college graduates in a tough economy."
Pro-business Efforts May Boost Graduates of Business Schools in Georgia
The state of Georgia's economic development efforts are heavily focused on maximizing and consolidating its tourism marketing efforts and increasing global commerce through the rapidly growing Port of Savannah, the fourth busiest terminal in the nation. The Global Commerce Division of the Department of Economic Development actively encourages Georgia businesses to enter the international marketplace. These efforts to grow and diversify Georgia businesses and spur state-wide economic development through a variety of business initiatives place graduates from business schools in Georgia in a unique position to capitalize on their MBAs.
A growing population, affordable housing, household incomes on the rise, and a cost of living that is among the 10 lowest in the country all contribute to Georgia's status as an excellent destination for graduates of MBA programs.