About Athens


Athens, Georgia is the quintessential college town boasting several colleges and universities including the internationally esteemed University of Georgia (UGA). The city is at the center of a seven county area in Northeast Georgia and home to approximately 193,317 residents.

A major hub for musical, dance, theatrical, and artistic talents, the region has an impressive entrepreneurial and start-up tech scene vibrant local industries including Advanced Manufacturing, Health IT, Software Development, Transportation Technology, and more.





Did You Know…

  • Ranked as one of the 10 Best Cities for Millennials by 24/7 Wall St. Wire, and one of the Coolest Small Cities in America by GQ Magazine
  • As the nation’s oldest federal land-grant university, Athens-based University of Georgia (UGA) earned a total of $138 million in research awards to apply in biotechnology, genetics, pharmaceuticals, and veterinary medicines
  • The National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association ranked UGA among the top 100 universities worldwide for the number of U.S. patents granted