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Georgia Top of Mind

Georgia Top of Mind

Economic Impact

Bringing People and Possibilities Together

Georgia Tech’s most obvious, outward impact on Georgia is through education — 60 percent of our students are in state, and according to, we offer the No. 2 Annualized Return on Investment in Higher Ed in the nation. Less recognized, but also of significant value, is our work with new and established businesses, with whom we partner to help ensure that good jobs come to — and stay in — the state.
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USG Report Shows Georgia Tech’s State Economic Impact Exceeds $3 billion

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia released its fiscal year 2016 state economic impact report August 22, revealing an overall impact of $16.8 billion.

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Companies selected for new Tech Square-based venture firm

Eight companies will be part of the inaugural class of Engage Ventures, a new early-stage venture firm created by Georgia Tech and 10 leading global companies.

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Growing Georgia's Economy

Georgia Tech's impact on the state's economy is calculated at $2.87 billion each year — But that's just the beginning. The Institute leads the pack in contributing to Georgia in ways that extend beyond the bottom line.

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Fulfilling the Tech Promise

The G. Wayne Clough Tech Promise program comes through with a full scholarship for Georgia students who are academically qualified but whose family income is less than $33K a year.

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Manufacturing Success

Tech’s Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership positions representatives throughout the state, where they partner with manufacturers in their communities to reduce costs and save jobs.

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Creating the Next Diverse Startup

Candace Mitchell says she would not likely be leading a company that is shattering startup stereotypes had it not been for the startup education she received while pursuing her undergraduate degree in computer science.

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Tagging Georgia Companies

Of the 10 companies named most innovative in 2016 by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) six were start-ups that incubated at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center.