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Old 05-23-2018, 01:20 PM
 
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Thank you for responding Lorilove. I will take a look at that link later. You know I had a feeling I was right but did not want to be as I'm feeling pretty torn between accounting and finance. Finance seems so exciting but I haven't taken any finance courses yet. I am definitely considering moving out of Atlanta but was considering getting a start here. Oh well haha.



Georgia is known as a good state to do business. I wonder why they wouldn't change their branch banking laws. And then you have major cities in the Northeast that are finance powerhouses. I need to do more research regarding where finance is a strong industry. I don't want to just have NYC and Philly to consider.

Back before all the bank mergers - Bank of America, Wachovia etc. all had their headquarters in North Carolina and not in Georgia for this particular reason although they had major offices in Atlanta.


The only big Georgia based bank was Suntrust and if I was a betting man (I do work for a casino ) I suspect that had something to do with their relationship with Coca-Cola and the stock that they held.
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:50 PM
 
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DreamerD - you are correct. I believe it has to do with our branch banking laws and how we let North Carolina steal that thunder from us many years ago.

Many of our banking laws are rooted in the post Civil War era (Antebellum Banking). I assume states like North Carolina updated their laws much sooner than Georgia. I recall this was a major topic of discussion back in the 1990's

https://www.westga.edu/~bquest/2000/...lumGAbanks.pdf



I read some of the article. It's crazy that Georgia hasn't modernized. I guess if I choose finance, I better look for jobs in the Northeast. Okay...I just did a search and on one of the web sites, Atlanta was listed. I guess finance is pretty broad and so I suppose certain finance jobs (maybe real estate investment or something) can be found in Atlanta. So far I think NYC and San Francisco would be the place cities in the U.S. and London, Zurich, Switzerland, Dubai, U.A.E. for abroad cities.



They say that Atlanta is the NYC of the South and so really crazy the industry isn't here and that GA that is known as pro-business, won't fix it. I would think it would bring in more jobs to the state.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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I read some of the article. It's crazy that Georgia hasn't modernized. I guess if I choose finance, I better look for jobs in the Northeast. Okay...I just did a search and on one of the web sites, Atlanta was listed. I guess finance is pretty broad and so I suppose certain finance jobs (maybe real estate investment or something) can be found in Atlanta. So far I think NYC and San Francisco would be the place cities in the U.S. and London, Zurich, Switzerland, Dubai, U.A.E. for abroad cities.



They say that Atlanta is the NYC of the South and so really crazy the industry isn't here and that GA that is known as pro-business, won't fix it. I would think it would bring in more jobs to the state.
I think the laws have been updated but they were much later to the game which is why North Carolina was able to grab that position away from us. Miami should be big in international finance.


Finance is a very broad field - depends what you are looking for. There are still plenty of finance jobs here and especially within the large corporations.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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I think it's kind of odd that we don't have a large public medical school in the city.

It's all handled by Emory, which is private. It just feels....off.
As I'm sure you already know, our state's med school is in Augusta. I suppose with Tech here, the Board of Regents wanted to pass the love around the state.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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DreamerD - you are correct. I believe it has to do with our branch banking laws and how we let North Carolina steal that thunder from us many years ago.

Many of our banking laws are rooted in the post Civil War era (Antebellum Banking). I assume states like North Carolina updated their laws much sooner than Georgia. I recall this was a major topic of discussion back in the 1990's

https://www.westga.edu/~bquest/2000/...lumGAbanks.pdf
Well, the finance industry is very much alive and well in Atlanta. I was a lawyer in my previous life, but I was a finance lawyer in Atlanta. Lots and lots of finance takes place here. We are home to many banks, local and otherwise, that originate finance transactions here in Atlanta. We are home to very significant private equity funds and hedge funds, who also initiate large finance transactions here in Atlanta, not to mention a plethora of venture capitalists. On the flip side, we have numerous large companies that are constantly engaged in finance transactions. All of these finance transactions require local advisors, lawyers, accountants, tax professionals, business brokers, etc. to make them successful. Many, many of those professionals are here in Atlanta. There is no lack of finance work here.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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As I'm sure you already know, our state's med school is in Augusta.
I know, but Atlanta is too big to send complicated cases to Augusta, which I guess is why the Emory system is so well-developed. I had a friend who was severely injured in Jacksonville, and they airlifted him all the way to Gainesville because only the main UF Shands hospital there could provide the care he needed.

I'm not saying I wish our most advanced hospital was 80 miles away...I'm just saying it's really weird to live in the state's capital city and you don't see University of Georgia (or, MCG, as the case would be...) nameplates on any of the hospitals in the area.

I find this odd. But I suppose Nashville is the same way, I imagine Vanderbilt runs the medical ecosystem there.
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Gwinnett County, Georgia
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I think it's kind of odd that we don't have a large public medical school in the city.

It's all handled by Emory, which is private. It just feels....off.

It isn't in the "city" and I don't know if it is even public, but Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is a medical school in Suwanee.
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Are there any types of businesses/small business that are huge in other cities that ATL should have but doesn't?

Exclude anything with a river or mountains since there isn't a major river or mountain in the COA.
Not to hijack, but I've often wondered about exactly the opposite, what products are plentiful here that are not so available in other markets.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:42 AM
 
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Not to hijack, but I've often wondered about exactly the opposite, what products are plentiful here that are not so available in other markets.
AJC ran an article years ago about the variety of businesses in Atlanta that are related to travel - meaning residents that travel out of the city, not into the city.


So pet sitting or boarding and concierge services etc. Because of our airport access we have a higher percentage of residents that travel extensively which creates side businesses that Atlanta dominates in.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:48 AM
 
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Uno's Pizza (Chicago) really seems like they should have a presence in Atlanta. It baffles me that they don't
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