Atlanta, Georgia – A Center for Global Health
- Home to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
- Leading non-profit organizations including the American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, The Carter Center, Task Force for Global Health and CARE are headquartered in Atlanta.
- Georgia stands as the nation’s health IT capital with 250 companies employing 30,000 people, the top nine of which report more than $4 billion in annual revenue.
- Georgia’s bioscience industry supports more than 94,000 jobs and delivers an annual economic impact of $20 billion.
- More than 1600 bioscience companies have operations in Georgia.
- An estimated 149,300 jobs in the healthcare sector are expected to be added between 2010 and 2020.
- Metro Atlanta ranks 5th in the U.S. in university research spending, with nearly $1.5 billion in expenditures.