Life Science Hub, Atlanta, Georgia

With strong talent, a spirit of collaboration and access to the world, Georgia is at the cross- roads of global health. Georgia is home to the CDC, CARE, the American Cancer Society, the Arthritis Foundation and more than 300 bioscience companies. The state offers robust public-private partnerships in bioscience, including the Georgia Research Alliance, through which the State’s six research universities collaborate to create, improve and grow science- and technology-based companies. Additionally, Georgia boasts a strong talent pool, with the nation’s highest growth in market share of college-educated 25-to-34 year-olds and one of the largest state university systems in the country, graduating 44,000 students each year. Georgia is the first state in the U.S. Southeast to hold the BIO International Convention, which attracted more than 14,000 participants from 58 countries in May 2009.

Georgia is home the world’s busiest airport, largest airline, the fourth largest university sys- tem in the country and over 300 bioscience companies. No other location gives you easier and faster access to the world and a well-educated workforce. Contact your local CEC chapter leader to learn how you can join our Soft-Landing services and Hands-on Advisory Program in Atlanta and why Bioscience industry is thriving in Georgia.

CEC makes it easy for you to establish your business and do business in the U.S., or globally. Whether you're searching for assistance for a start-up, a site for your business, or planning a branch expansion or seeking assistance for a start-up, local CEC experts in Atlanta are available with information and support.

Why Georgia?

Georgia’s outstanding livability makes doing business here a pleasure, and gives you a dis- tinct advantage in attracting and keeping quality employees. From an affordable cost of living and outstanding healthcare system to unmatched cultural and entertainment options, Georgia offers a variety of resources that make the state a great place to live, work and play.

A lower cost of living enables you to do more with the money you make, and maintain a higher standard of living. Want to buy a house? With low property tax and real estate costs, you can afford more in Georgia.

Georgia also offers you world-class healthcare. Throughout the state, Georgians can find quality medical and dental care in large and small communities. Georgia also boasts four outstanding medical schools including Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Mercer Medical School and Medical College of Georgia.

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