Atlanta’s tech community is relatively small and tight-knit, but tech jobs such as software developer, software programmer, and computer support roles, have grown faster than the national average by 46.7 percent since 2010 which is about 20 points above the national average.
Beyond the city limits, Alpharetta rules the technology roost going by the name “Technology City of the South” for the more than 600 tech based companies based there. In 2012, the city created the Alpharetta Technology Commission, made up of the leading small and large technology companies. Members of the commission identify and pursue investment opportunities and policy decisions for the city’s tech companies and the industry overall.
Nedra Rhone is a lifestyle columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where she has been a reporter since 2006. A graduate of Columbia University School of Journalism, she enjoys writing about the people, places and events that define metro Atlanta.