2019-07-25T07:00:00Z Atlanta is rated as a world city that exerts a moderate impact on global commerce, finance, research, technology, education, media, art, and entertainment.
It ranks in the top twenty among world cities and 10th in the nation with a gross domestic product of $385 billion.
Atlanta started as a railroad town and logistics has been a major component of the city's economy to this day. Atlanta serves as an important rail junction and contains major classification yards for Norfolk Southern and CSX.
Atlanta's economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors that include aerospace, transportation, logistics, professional and business services, media operations, medical services and information technology.
This is Gone With The Wind country with lovely Southern belles that are at least twice as lovely as Scarlett O'Hara, historic 18th Century homes, azaleas to end all azaleas and inviting Southern charm.
Revitalization of Atlanta's neighborhoods, initially spurred by the 1996 Summer Olympics, has intensified in the 21st Century, altering the city's demographics, politics, aesthetics, and culture.
It also hosts the global headquarters of corporations like The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot,Delta Air Lines, AT&T Mobility, Chick-fil-A and UPS.