Economic Impact

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Creating the Next...

Economic Impact

When Georgia Tech was founded in 1885, it was to ensure that the state and its students did not get left behind in the new, more industrialized economy. The Institute fulfilled its promise and then some, helping to position the state as a rich source of talent and a prime location for a number of industries. Today, Georgia Tech’s economic impact continues to ripple outward, not just in the state but throughout the nation and around the globe.

Economic Impact

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Georgia
Top of Mind

Georgia Tech employs around 7,000 Georgians, with $558 million in salaries circulating through the economy every year. But this doesn’t begin to quantify our total economic value to the state.

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From Sea to
Shining Sea

Georgia Tech was once considered a “state” school. Then, as we grew, so did our reputation as a “regional” school. These days Georgia Tech is nationally ranked in a wide range of disciplines, keeping company with the top technology-focused schools in the country — and as our reputation goes, so goes our economic impact.

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It’s a
Small World

Georgia Tech is spreading the wealth all over the planet: Almost 50 percent of our students travel overseas before they graduate, we have international students from 127 countries, and we have education, research and corporate partnership platforms in Europe, Asia, and Central America.