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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
On Location: Atlanta, Georgia
This month, for those considering employment with Commonwealth, or simply wishing to learn more about us, we will be featuring a series of posts showcasing our various office locations. We are pleased to continue this series by introducing you to the great southern city of Atlanta, also affectionately known as "The Big Peach." We trust you will find it, as we do, to be a wonderful place to live, work, and play.
Despite its humble beginnings as a settlement at the intersection of two railroad lines, Atlanta today is a major business city and the primary transportation hub of the entire Southeastern United States. It contains the country's third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies and is also home to the many cultural institutions and exhibits. As Georgia's Capitol and largest city, Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlantic metropolitan area.
Trendy, gracious, vibrant, and energetic, Atlanta is the ultimate blend of Southern hospitality and multicultural influence, lending to its reputation as one of the nation's leading international cities. Additionally, to the delight of environmentalists, it is unique among all major American cities for its lush tree canopy, earning it the nickname, "City in a Forest."
Whether you are an avid sports fan, a student of urban architecture, or an outdoor enthusiast lured by the balmy climate into one of Atlanta's spectacular city parks, you are sure to find plenty of activities to meet your cultural and recreational needs here.