Aerotropolis Atlanta will be a preeminent location for economic investment in the southeastern U.S., leveraging its proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) through strategic development and expansion of targeted industries intended to enhance the area’s quality of life.

What is Aerotropolis Atlanta?

As the world’s most traveled airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is a primary driver of metro Atlanta’s Economy. However, until now, no collaborative effort has brought together the area’s many varied stakeholders under a joint vision and strategy to truly leverage the airport’s role as an economic powerhouse.

Aerotropolis Atlanta is a new vision of metro Atlanta’s southside. The goal is to transform the airport vicinity into a world-class Aerotropolis by stimulating investment and strengthening public coordination for the benefit of all Aerotropolis Atlanta stakeholders.

ATL Drives the Atlanta Region

  • Provides 64,000 jobs onsite
  • Direct economic impact of $34.8 billion on metro Atlanta
  • Total economic impact of $70.9 billion on Georgia
  • Moves 250,000 passengers and 2,000 metric tons of freight daily
  • Served 100 million passengers in 2015
  • 80% of the U.S. Population is within a two-hour flight of Atlanta
  • Nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations
  • Nonstop service to more than 60 international destinations in more than 45 countries
  • Over 200 freight-forwarders, both domestic and international
  • World’s most travelled and most efficient airport

Development in Aerotropolis Atlanta

Airport City College Park

The city of College Park has entered into an agreement with AAC Group to master develop 320 acres into a mixed-used development near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The estimated $500+ million project, currently known as “Airport City,” will have residential housing, office space, and retail components. Some elements of the project include a pedestrian bridge connecting the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) to “Airport City”. Also, connecting the ATL SkyTrain from HJAIA to the new mixed-use development. The project is expected to bring between 5,000+ jobs to the area, which the ground-breaking is anticipated for November 2018. The entire project is expected to take about 24 months to complete, starting with phase one along Camp Creek Parkway from Herschel Road to the Delta terminal entrance.

Porsche Cars North America

Porsche Cars North America located its headquarters and Porsche Experience Center at One Porsche Drive, a 26.4-acre site in the “Aerotropolis Atlanta” development. It is home to 400 employees, a Technical Service and Training Center, and industry-first Customer Experience Center with a test track and road course. Immediately adjacent to One Porsche Drive, the Capella Hotel Group is developing the first Solis Hotel in the Atlanta region.

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