Georgia's (JOBS) state capital is home to more than 500,000 people who are proud to be citizens of one of the Southeast's most vibrant, progressive, and dynamic cities. In Atlanta, you can enjoy all the benefits of a major urban center, and housing prices are a fraction of those in the Northeast or the West.
Filled with a wealth of attractions and activities, the excitement never ends in this metropolis. Atlanta has been called the Sports Capital of the World, a fitting term for a city with several successful professional sports teams (including the Thrashers, Braves, Falcons, and Hawks), as well as state-of-the-art sports facilities including the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Moderate seasonal temperatures – summer, 87F (30C); fall, 73F (22C); winter, 55F (12C); spring 72F (22C) – make Atlanta a great place to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities with the family. Plant lovers shouldn't miss the Atlanta Botanical Garden. But if you want something more energetic, there is still a lot to do. Whether you want do-it-yourself fitness fun like hiking, camping, fishing, or picnicking at a place like the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area; or want to head off to an amusement park like Six Flags Whitewater Atlanta or Six Flags Over Georgia Atlanta; or want to see the animals at Zoo Atlanta, you and your kids will be occupied.
Indoors, you have a wide variety of restaurants (more than 8,000 and many are world-class), a festive nightlife, and an abundance of cultural appeal, whether you are looking for a night out at a club or something more upscale, like gallery shows, the Atlanta Opera, or the Atlanta Symphony. And there's theater! Try 7 Stages, the Academy Theatre, Broadway in Atlanta, the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, or the Alliance Theatre Company.
Gerogia is also home to a large number of life-science companies from biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device. AtheroGenics, Inc., Theragenics Corporation, Sciele Pharma, Inc., Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Geo Vax Labs Inc., GeneCure Biotechnologies, Aruna Biomedical, Inc. , and Alimera Sciences are just to name a few of the companies located in Gerogia.
Georgia Bio is a non-profit organization that promotes the interests and growth of the life sciences industry. Members include companies, universities, research institutions, government groups and other industry associations involved in the life-sciences.
For more information about opportunities in Georgia, visit The Southern Pharm™ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.
Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.
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