Innovation That Matters 2017
Atlanta is Most-Improved, Hopping 15 Spots from 2016
Atlanta, Georgia rises to 6th place in this year’s ranking, from 21st last year. The city doubled-down on connectivity, rising 12 places due to a large jump in connections between established companies and startups, and a healthy pool of mentors and advisors available to entrepreneurs. While other cities have struggled to maintain or improve connectivity, Atlanta has flourished.
Atlanta Sees Jump in Culture Measures
Atlanta jumps 10 places in its culture ranking in this year’s report, which includes quality of life, openness to new ideas and the city regulatory environment. Deeply tied to connectivity, Atlanta is seeing compounding gains from its investments in its startup ecosystem.