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Silicon Peach

Silicon Peach is a term used to refer to Atlanta, Ga. and the concentration of high tech development in the area. The term is a continuation of the reference following Silicon Valley (California), Silicon Alley (New York), then Silicon Beach (Los Angeles). Atlanta has long been a high tech center. Some of the traditional engines of technology development in Atlanta have been the ATDC at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).[1] New centers of innovation and technology acceleration are emerging, including the recent launch of the Atlanta Tech Village;[2] the Ponce City Market; Tech Square Labs;[3] and the Flatiron Accelerator.[4]

Atlanta is one of the fastest growing high-tech urban centers in the United States, with a particular focus on:

According to a 2012 Jones Lang LeSalle report, Atlanta is the 10th largest technology city in the United States. The report went on to say that Atlanta tech companies generated $113 billion in revenue and nearly 30,000 new jobs.[6] It is estimated that Atlanta companies will invest over $1 billion into new technology over the next five years.[7]

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IT companies headquartered in greater Atlanta

IT companies with offices in greater Atlanta

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