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Why is Atlanta such a hub for cable manufacturing?

Frederik Becker

As Cimteq prepares for February’s Argus Advanced Wire & Cable North America, it’s a fitting time to consider what makes this city such a magnet for the cable manufacturing community.

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the US state of Georgia. The city was rebuilt to become a modern economy less reliant on agriculture following widespread burning during the Civil War. Its status as the unofficial capital of the ‘New South’ continues to this day and its rapid early expansion created the foundations for a great place to do business:

• Connectivity. Atlanta is home to the busiest passenger airport in the world, with 80% of the US population living within a direct two-hour flight of the city.

• Business community. It has the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the US with dominant sectors in aerospace, transportation and IT.

• Technological ambition. Initiatives such as AT&T Mobility’s Smart Cities initiative, which sees a partnership with the mayor’s office and the Georgia Institute of Technology, capitalise on the exciting possibilities of the Internet of Things and how the integration of smart technology supports infrastructure, manages traffic, and creates a better quality of life in the city.

• In the Global Cities of the Future Index 2018-19, it featured in the top ten according to Human Capital and Business Friendliness indices.

Cimteq has a strong client presence in the Atlanta area and look forward to joining the debate at Argus Advanced Wire & Cable North America on the economic and political mega-trends affecting development of the regional cable market.

Frederick Becker, Regional Sales Manager  EMEA and Chris Huntly, CableBuilder Product Owner, will be on hand to offer one-to-one demonstrations of cable design and manufacturing software CableBuilder and CableMES at Booth #1. For further information, please contact Katy Harrison, Marketing Manager, Cimteq, [email protected]

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