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Lists point to Atlanta as a good place for startups

It appears that it might be a particularly good time to be an entrepreneur here in the Atlanta area. The city has recently shown a lot of positive movement on lists looking at startup conditions and activity in American metro areas.

For example, Atlanta made it into the top five metro areas for entrepreneurship growth in a recent report by the Kauffman Foundation. Atlanta was also among the metro areas that saw the biggest improvement in where they ranked on such growth in this year’s report as compared to the one from the previous year.

In a different list, this one by the U.S Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta was ranked among the hottest U.S. cities for tech startups. While it didn’t make the top five in this list, it did make the top 10. Specifically, it was given a rank of No. 6. This report also named Atlanta the “most improved” city when it comes to tech startup matters.

Do you think Atlanta has made big jumps in its startup friendliness in recent times? What do you think is currently most attractive about Atlanta for startups?

When a person is planning on starting a business here in the Atlanta area, what conditions are like for startups in the area is not the only thing it can be crucial to pay close attention to. It can also be critical to give the legal matters related to starting their business due regard. These matters can involve a wide range of things, including entity selection, contract formation, employment law issues, financing and compliance. How these matters are addressed can have many major implications for a startup. Skilled Atlanta business lawyers understand the wide range of legal needs startup owners in the area can have as they work to get their business off to a good start, and can help them with their efforts to meet these needs in a way that takes into account their overall goals for their new business.

Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle, “'Silicon Peach': Atlanta surging up lists of top startup cities,” Jeff Jeffrey, Oct. 19, 2017

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