Welcome to Atlanta

Dream big and make it happen in Atlanta. With a low cost of doing business, affordable living, a global reach and a diverse, highly-skilled workforce, Atlanta is where large and small companies come to build their future.

Atlanta is home to more than 450,000 people and at the center of the 9th largest metro region in the United States with over 5.7 million people. World-renowned businesses, such as Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, SunTrust Bank, and CNN have chosen Atlanta as the location for their headquarters, crowning it as the business hub of the Southeastern U.S.

Equipped with the world’s busiest and most efficient passenger airport, 66 colleges and universities, abundant greenspace and one of the lowest costs of doing business among major U.S. metro areas, Atlanta adds up to a great place to do business and call home.

The City of Atlanta is open for business and the ATLINBusiness Portal is the best resource to help your business thrive and grow.


The ATLINBusiness Portal is a centralized digital platform to find information and resources to plan, start, grow and manage your business as an entrepreneur. The StartUp Wizard will provide you with information on how to register your business, what types of permits that you need to operate, build or renovate a property, and how to access resources to help you grow your business. In addition to the Start Up Wizard, the ATLINBusiness Portal houses a robust knowledgebase with information to help you manage and grow your business.

Founding Partners

ATLinBusiness was formed in collaboration with several City of Atlanta organizations promoting Mayor Keisha Bottoms’ vision for entrepreneurs. Namely, these organizations are Invest Atlanta, Welcoming Atlanta and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative for the City of Atlanta.

Invest Atlanta – Invest Atlanta, the first economic development agency in the State of Georgia, paves the way for business, job growth and community prosperity. Invest Atlanta offers a variety of incentive tools available to business and homebuyers for those looking to relocate or expand in Atlanta providing you with the right connections, programs, and resources to assist you.

Welcoming Atlanta – The Welcoming Atlanta initiative brings together city government and community leaders to create a more welcoming and inclusive Atlanta that attracts and retains diverse talent, while ensuring that all Atlantans are meaningfully included and supported by our city programs, regardless of language or country of birth. Welcoming Atlanta is committed to supporting and welcoming new arrivals who are already contributing to the prosperity of our great city and are critical to our continued growth.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) – An incubator focused on the development of its selected participants, WEI endeavors in establishing a community to support fellow women entrepreneurs in fostering business growth and sustainability by providing a series of mentorship and business resources available to them within the city of Atlanta.

Mayor’s Office of International Affairs – Since 2013, the City of Atlanta has worked tirelessly in making Atlanta an international hub where people, ideas, goods and services from around the world converge and connect. The mission of the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs is to develop and maintain relationships with Atlanta’s international community, foreign partners, and global constituents; to grow the city’s visibility outside our borders and, ultimately, to create quality job opportunities for all Atlantans. In partnership with Invest Atlanta and various economic development authorities, our office explores avenues for creating economic development opportunities to improve Atlanta’s position as a hub for international trade and commerce. Efforts focus on attracting foreign direct investment, supporting Atlanta-based companies in their export initiatives, and organizing trade and business missions to countries around the world.

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