In Alpharetta, 82% of working residents are employed by 700 tech companies located in the city, according to the resolution. And those firms represent a quarter of metro Atlanta’s top technology companies.
Tech Alpharetta, a nonprofit established by the city in 2016, has 55 startup companies that do business around the world and has created more than 1,600 new jobs across Georgia, according to the city.
In Forsyth County, a planned 118-acre technology park is expected to create 700 jobs in the industry.
Before voting to request the designation, Councilman Donald Mitchell said city leaders have worked on growing Alpharetta into a technology center for 30 years.
”I just think this is great as Forsyth County begins its infancy into technology,” Mitchell said. “We will continue to be the leader in this and lead people out of Atlanta and into a better future here in Alpharetta.”