Workforce

If you want to get the job done right, you have to find the right people.

Competitive Edge

Every business on the planet, from Mom & Pop stores to Fortune 500 companies, are only as good as its employees. And in Alpharetta, we’re proud to be home to some of the smartest minds in the world of tech.

63.3 percent of Alpharetta’s residents own a bachelor’s degree or higher, which is nearly 35 percent above the national average for young adults. And there are plenty of them, too. With a daytime population over 100,000, Alpharetta boasts 3,500 workers per square mile; that’s more than major metropolises like Denver, Houston, Charlotte, Nashville, Austin, and even Atlanta. And a labor draw area of  1.7 million potential worker, we are sure you will find the right workers for your needs.

You’ve heard the adage about “working smarter, not harder.” Here in Alpharetta, we prefer to do both. “The Alpharetta area offers us access to some of the best and brightest IT talent. Mo Osborne, EY’s Global Chief Information Office

Education

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.

  • 21% Graduate or Professional Degree
  • 35% Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5.2% Associate’s Degree

Professions

Need more proof that Alpharetta is a rising hub in the business world? Consider that 77% 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.

  • 52% of households earn $100k or more
  • 77% employed in professional/technical sector
  • 62K Total City Population

Personnel

Alpharetta’s consistent population nearly doubles during the day. That means that employees are coming from throughout the region to work for Alpharetta’s rising tech companies. With great accessibility and a superior quality of life, it’s no wonder we’re the 6th fastest-growing city in the nation, and it’s getting better every day.

  • 100k+ Daytime Population
  • 650k People with 30 minutes drive time
  • 3,500 Workers per Sq. Mile
  • Top City in the Nation for Health IT Healthcare Infomatics Top 100
  • Over 1/4 Metro Atlanta's Top 25 Technology Employers Atlanta Business Chronicle

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 to the numerous community and technical colleges—like Gwinnett Technical College, building right here in Alpharetta—you’ll have a pipeline of refined minds ready to come work for you.

See where Alpharetta’s many public and private universities are harvesting the forward-thinkers of tomorrow’s tech enterprises: