Created in 2014, the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance is a public-private partnership working to improve the regional economic competitiveness of 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 a $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 gateway to the world, 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 induce 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 the distinct interests of its partner local governments and businesses, a vibrant and diversified “Aerotropolis”.
The Alliance works with its partners to coordinate meaningful and exceptional economic development that fully integrates into the functions and impacts of the airport, creating an ecosystem of unique places people want to live, work, play, and stay. Under direction of its Board of Directors, the Alliance convenes, organizes, and aligns stakeholder interests in the Aerotropolis area around actionable initiatives meant to change the way we think about airport areas.
These initiatives include marketing the airport area as a great place to invest, facilitating solutions to our workforce challenges, and partnering with educational institutions to develop the next generations of business and civic leaders. The Alliance champions the south side of metro Atlanta in all it does, 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.