If you want to get the job done right, you have to find the right people.
As businesses struggle to accommodate a more educated workforce leaning towards decentralization, the employee lifestyle and environment has become critically important in deciding where to work. We’ve planned and prepared for our city to satisfy the needs of this in-demand workforce. Today, businesses and residents can leverage our technology and infrastructure to be more flexible and adaptive while they enjoy our connections to entertainment, the arts and green space.
We’ve been able to attract the best workers to our city where work-from-home access is seamless and reliable. Alpharetta has become a community that offers everything an employee wants with a minimal commute. Alpharetta, Georgia’s Connected City, enables your employees to enjoy their lives both at work and at home.
65 percent of Alpharetta’s residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher, which is more than double the national average. Alpharetta ranks 3rd nationally for percent daytime population increase (for cities greater than 50,000 people) and boasts a daytime population of over 122,000. With close to 3,000 workers per square mile, worker density in Alpharetta is greater than in Charlotte, Dallas, Austin or Phoenix, and based on having a labor draw area of 1.7 million potential workers, we are sure you will find the right talent for your business needs.
When it comes to college degrees, our workforce has credentials that are hard to compete with. No matter what heights you want your business to reach, our workers come equipped with the invaluable knowledge it takes to get there.
Graduate or Professional Degree
Bachelor's Degree or higher.
This includes the 26.6% with Graduate or Professional Degree.
82% of Alpharetta residents are employed in professional, managerial, technical, sales and administrative positions. Our citizens don’t just have degrees—they’ve got the experience and working knowledge needed to take any business to the next level. The City of Alpharetta also boasts more than 3x the national average for technology sector jobs. In fact, this number puts us in line with Pal Alto, CA in the Silicon Valley.
Earn $100K or more
Employed in Professional/Technical Sector
Total City Population
Alpharetta’s population nearly doubles during the day. That means that employees are coming from throughout the region to work for Alpharetta’s growing selection of tech companies and corporate headquarter locations. With great accessibility and a superior quality of life, it’s no wonder we’ve previously been ranked as one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, one of the 50 best places to live in the U.S., and the number one place to live in Georgia. And it’s getting better every day.
People Within 30-Minute Drive Time
Workers per Square Mile
Universities and Colleges
Alpharetta’s highly educated workforce comes from all over the state and beyond. Whether it’s the remarkable public and private schools throughout the state or the numerous community and technical colleges—like Gwinnett Technical College, located right here in Alpharetta—you’ll have a pipeline of refined minds ready to come work for you.
Alpharetta is home to several higher education institutions that support technical training, as well as continuing education. Additionally, Innovation Academy a new public high school focusing on science, technology, healthcare and engineering began operations this year and includes curriculum designed by Fulton County Schools and Georgia Tech. Alpharetta is positioned perfectly to train and attract the region’s high quality, highly skilled workforce.
See where Alpharetta’s many public and private universities are shaping the forward-thinkers of tomorrow’s tech enterprises: