The Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance is public-private partnership created in 2014 working to improve the area around metro Atlanta’s greatest asset–the world’s busiest and most efficient airport. As a major driver of the State’s economy, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) generates $34.8 billion economic impact for metro Atlanta and provides more than 63,000 jobs on-site, making it the state’s largest employer. It is also a global gateway, offering metro Atlanta residents and businesses nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and 70 international destinations. These locales include major commercial centers in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and South and Central America.
With this great global asset comes great responsibility to not only maintain the positive economic impact it provides to our region and State, but also to cultivate an environment of world-class commerce, infrastructure, and quality of life just outside the fence. The Alliance is dedicated to planning and implementing, in coordination with and on behalf of the unique interests of its partner local governments and businesses, this “aerotropolis”, or a vibrant community that is fully integrated in to the functions and impacts of the airport.
The Alliance works with its partners to coordinate economic, education, and workforce development that create a place people want to live, work, play, and stay. Through direction from its board of directors and action committees that focus on organizing and aligning stakeholder interests in the Aerotropolis area, the Alliance staff work to:
- Develop a unified message for marketing the area to potential prospects that will bring diversified quality development.
- Connect area schools to big and small business in the airport area by exposing quality career pathways and cultivating qualified talent pipelines.
- Facilitate workforce trainings that fills talent gaps for area businesses and increases prosperity of local residents.
The Alliance is a champion of the South side of metro Atlanta, which includes everything from the historic main streets of its municipalities to the major corporate headquarters of Chick-fil-A, Delta, Porsche Cars North America, and TOTO USA, to the airport itself.