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Old 05-22-2018, 06:59 PM
 
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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.

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Old 05-22-2018, 07:19 PM
 
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Are there any types of businesses 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.

I'm glad you asked this question. I know that Atlanta is a great place to be an accountant but so far, all the people I know who are finance majors are not planning on staying in Atlanta and I can't help but to wonder if it's because the industry isn't big here as it is in other major cities. I could be wrong but I hear finance is more in the Northeast (NYC, Philly, etc.) and in the West (like major cities in California).
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:49 PM
 
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An excellent question.

This is a little off the wall, but one thing I've always wondered about is that Atlanta has never been a mob city. Not that we want the Mafia here, of course, but I don't recall them having a major presence in the ATL.

(If any mobsters are reading City Data don't start getting ideas!)
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:57 PM
 
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An excellent question.

This is a little off the wall, but one thing I've always wondered about is that Atlanta has never been a mob city. Not that we want the Mafia here, of course, but I don't recall them having a major presence in the ATL.

(If any mobsters are reading City Data don't start getting ideas!)

Arjay57...gotta give you your props. That's really thinking outside of the box! I'm so glad we haven't had that kind of history.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:44 PM
 
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Small to medium sized food and beverage companies, and small to medium / entrepreneurial CPG (consumer packaged goods) companies overall. Surprising and significant lag here vs many cities. Particularly within the massive natural products trend. Not just my pov, consistently confirmed by corporate recruiters.

Yes, we have some huge CPGs like Coca-Cola and Georgia Pacific, but very few medium and small ones.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:47 PM
 
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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.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:54 AM
 
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I'm glad you asked this question. I know that Atlanta is a great place to be an accountant but so far, all the people I know who are finance majors are not planning on staying in Atlanta and I can't help but to wonder if it's because the industry isn't big here as it is in other major cities. I could be wrong but I hear finance is more in the Northeast (NYC, Philly, etc.) and in the West (like major cities in California).

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
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:26 AM
 
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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

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.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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An authentic Italian deli...at least on my side of town.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:53 AM
 
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There are several start-ups active in other cities that are basically uber-for-kids--but there isn't one in Atlanta at the moment.
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