Alan Dabbiere wrote a most excellent article on the WSJ blog The Accelerators. A lot of folks (David Cummings and Stephen Fleming to name two) have been writing about why Atlanta is a great place to build and scale a startup recently but Alan really hits the nail on the head. This is from a guy that started and built two billion dollar market capitalization companies in the ATL. The money quote:
Here you can start and build a great business, meet your first customer, access to a deep bench of talented individuals and the innovation produced by our great universities. At its core, Atlanta is also a great place to live.
Atlanta has the ingredients to start companies. Being a great place to live is just the cherry on the cake. That's why I'm still here.