Economic Development

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Sandy Springs is one of the best places in the country in which to do business. A robust community of Fortune 500 corporations, mid-size companies, and new businesses enjoy a low tax rate and award-winning municipal services. The City balances the best of modern southern living; high-rise towers and riding stables, world-class medical centers and scenic and protected national river corridor, international consulates and neighborhoods that resemble botanical gardens. 

Sandy Springs By the Numbers

Sandy Springs is a great city in which to live and work, and both our residential and business populations continue to grow.

Site Selection

The City of Sandy Springs Economic Development team is available to help companies find the best fit for their needs.

Business Climate

More than 6,000 businesses currently call Sandy Springs home. From world-known corporations, such as UPS, First Data, and Intercontinental Exchange (parent of the New York Stock Exchange), to small, family-owned retailers and restaurants, the business community realizes a strong return on investment dollars.


With a population of approximately 106,000, Sandy Springs is the second largest city in the metro Atlanta area. There are approximately 93,000 jobs within the City, and 93 percent of employees commute into the city from other areas of metro Atlanta. More than 37 percent of adults living in Sandy Springs have earned four-year college degrees, with more than 23 percent holding graduate degrees.


The City of Sandy Springs has a number of programs designed to encourage the retention and/or expansion of existing businesses located within the City. Please contact our Economic Development Director, Andrea Worthy, for more information.


The City’s excellent location in the Atlanta metropolitan area and strong pool of talent makes Sandy Springs an ideal location for the following industries: business services and logistics, technology, small businesses, and medical and biotechnology.

Small Business Overview

Sandy Springs is home to many global businesses as well as three consulates: Colombia, India, and Nigeria. Sandy Springs has one of the highest rates of Fortune 500 Corporations per capita in the U.S., yet the majority of the jobs in the City are provided by our thriving small business market.

Development Authority

The City of Sandy Springs Development Authority is a nonprofit public body created in 2007 to promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities in the City of Sandy Springs.

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