People across the globe continue to see the United States as the land of opportunity—a country where with hard work and determination dreams are attainable. Since its founding, the prosperity of our country has relied upon individuals taking a risk and leaving what they know to be home, to lend their talents and ingenuity to strengthen our country’s position as a global economic leader.
Numerous studies show that immigrants are a net positive to economic impact, nationally and locally. More than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants, or a child of immigrants, and these companies employ more than 10 million people worldwide. Georgia is home to many successful companies with immigrant roots, including The Home Depot and United Parcel Service which together employ almost 730.000 people and bring in $125 billion in revenue each year. By unlocking the potential and leveraging the talents of our foreign-born population, Atlanta will continue to be the economic driver for the Southeast.
By implementing programs to train, recruit and connect foreign-born workers to fill critical jobs, expanding opportunities for adult English language learners and developing resources and support for foreign-born business owners and entrepreneurs – not only will our workforce be more diverse in skill and talent, but the American Dream will be attainable to all new arrivals committed to the prosperity of our city.
- Training & Diversifying the Atlanta Workforce
- Increasing Opportunities for Immigrant and Refugee Entrepreneurs
- Affordable Housing Options
Upwardly Global’s mission is to eliminate barriers to professional workplace entry for foreign-educated immigrants and refugees in the U.S. For further information visit: www.upwardlyglobal.org
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As a City we know that immigrants are 46% more likely than native-born Atlantans to start their own businesses and it is our mission to support the growth and development of all who own or want to open their business in the City.
We have compiled the following links to assist current and future Atlanta business owners:
If you want to open your business in the City of Atlanta learn what you need to get a business license HERE.
If you want to obtain a certification for a minority owned enterprise, find the requirements HERE.
If you are small business owner and want to learn more about Atlanta’s low-interest small business loan programs click HERE.
If you are a developer looking to grow and expand in the City of Atlanta, learn more about Atlanta’s incentives for businesses click HERE.
We are a work in progress. Check back with us for more updates soon.
For mortgage assistance and conditions in English from Invest Atlanta, an economic development agency, click link
– Atlanta Affordable Homeownership Program
For mortgage assistance and conditions in Spanish from Invest Atlanta, an economic development agency, click link – Invest Atlanta Homebuyer Incentive.