Today I talked with a founder who recently relocated from Miami to Atlanta. Since I visited Miami last week, that city was top of mind. Given what I observed, I was curious about why he left. He shared his reasons for moving to Atlanta (diversity, various industries, talent pool, etc.) and told me that he purchased a home and plans to be here for the long-haul.
One of the things that sets Atlanta apart is that many founders who relocate see themselves putting down roots and calling Atlanta home for a long time. People can see themselves building a great company and a great life here—they don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. In some major metros, it feels like people are just passing through.
Atlanta is a great city. I’m excited to see what the future holds for it, but I already believe that being a place that people want to call home will be a big part of its legacy.