Georgia Innovation Crescent

The Innovation Crescent region was formed in 2007 by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, as part of its Work Ready Initiative under Governor Sonny Perdue. Outlined as a contiguous life science cluster in the shape of a crescent between Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport and the University of Georgia in Athens-Clarke counties, the Innovation Crescent Regional Partnership launched its branding initiative in 2008 at the BIO International trade show in San Diego. As a result of the technology industry explosion in the region, particularly in health IT, the Innovation Crescent added the technology industry as one of its target sectors in 2013. Innovation Crescent member counties remain situated in a contiguous crescent shape and have major life science and technology cluster assets for the State of Georgia.  Please visit for more information.