The city of Atlanta moved up to No. 2 this year from No. 27 the previous year in the annual Citymart business accessibility survey.

Atlanta tops small business accessibility survey

The city of Atlanta is one of the best places in the country for small businesses, according to a national survey.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced recently the city of Atlanta Department of Procurement was ranked No. 2 on the Small Business Accessibility Survey and 6th place on innovative procurements per capita by Citymart. Out of 56 national cities, Atlanta raised its previous ranking from 27th and 14th place respectively.

Citymart—a leader in city procurement—is a technology and solutions company represented in over 130 global cities with public procurements that range from reducing chronic disease in London and stormwater management in Miami, to sustainable housing in New York City, digital equity in New Orleans and independent living in Sheffield.

“Atlanta is a city of opportunity,” said Mayor Bottoms in a news release. “We are actively investing in our local business community while creating new pathways for economic success and growth. We have diligently worked hard to overhaul our procurement process and create transparent and innovative solutions for business owners. We want to ensure our small business owners have the opportunity to participate in our economy and receive the resources they need. When these businesses grow and thrive so do our communities.”

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