Athens’ unique history has helped its community create a strong local talent pipeline, but Athens’ talent pool does not stop there. With nearly a half of a million people within a 45 minute drive, you will find the Athens MSA workforce has the diverse skill sets you need to start and expand your business. Athens’ regional industries include agriculture, food production, machinery and equipment, building materials, pharmaceuticals and medical, and many more.


University of Georgia

210 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA 30601


37,000+  students

Piedmont College

595 Prince Ave,
Athens, GA 30601


1,000+ students

University of North Georgia – Oconee Campus

1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy
Watkinsville, GA 30677
10.2 miles from Athens


2,300+ students

University of North Georgia – Main Campus

82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597
60.3 miles from Athens


18,000+ stduents

Georgia Institute of Technology

North Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
72.1 miles from Athens


26,800+ students

Georgia State University

33 Gilmer Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30302
71.7 miles from Athens


51,000+ students

Emory University

201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
67.2 miles from Athens


15,200+ students