Regional Snapshot: The Cost of Living in Metro Atlanta

Just how expensive is it to live in metro Atlanta?  This month’s Regional Snapshot examines one tool used to answer that question - the 2017 Annual Cost of Living Index (COLI) produced by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER).  Every quarter, C2ER coordinates with metro areas around the country to collect pricing [...]

By | 2018-03-15T18:55:16+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: The Cost of Living in Metro Atlanta

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta’s Hispanic and Latino Community

Metro Atlanta is one of the most diverse regions in the southeast and this diversity is largely due to region's ability to attract, retain, and grow immigrant communities.  In some counties, over a quarter of the population growth is due to an increase in the foreign born population.  This month's Regional Snapshot explores the [...]

By | 2018-02-15T14:57:17+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Race and Diversity, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta’s Hispanic and Latino Community

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta’s Hispanic and Latino Community

Metro Atlanta is one of the most diverse regions in the southeast and this diversity is largely due to region's ability to attract, retain, and grow immigrant communities.  In some counties, over a quarter of the population growth is due to an increase in the foreign born population.  This month's Regional Snapshot explores the [...]

By | 2018-03-29T13:12:29+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Race and Diversity, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta’s Hispanic and Latino Community

Regional Snapshot: State of the Economy

This month's Regional Snapshot provides, at the start of 2018, an overview of the most relevant trends in our metro economy- topics include job growth by sector, changes in wage levels, and trends in residential and commercial (by type) permit and construction activity. Highlights from this snapshot: Metro Atlanta continues to be a national [...]

By | 2018-01-11T17:17:16+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: State of the Economy

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

This month's Regional Snapshot begins to dig into the results from the 2017 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey, comparing responses among the counties surveyed and offering insights as to how different segments of the population responded. Each year since 2013, ARC and its community partners conduct the Metro Atlanta Speaks public opinion survey to take [...]

By | 2017-11-09T19:00:11+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Economy, Education, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Regional Snapshot, Transportation|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

Regional Snapshot: ARC Employment Centers: Core Locations for Jobs, not for Affordable Housing

This month's Regional Snapshot picks up where the July Regional Snapshot on Affordable Housing left off. In the October Regional Snapshot we take a deeper dive into affordable housing data, mapping it onto our region's employment centers in an effort to visualize the relationship between housing affordability and concentrations of regional employment. ARC's Employment [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:53:14+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: ARC Employment Centers: Core Locations for Jobs, not for Affordable Housing

Regional Snapshot: Possible Impacts of Automation on Jobs in Metro Atlanta

This month's Regional Snapshot looks at automation and the potential impact on metro Atlanta jobs.  Which occupations are at greater risk for automation?  Which jobs are "safe?"    Read on for the answers to these questions, and more… Highlights from this snapshot: Overall, employment growth is strong in metro Atlanta, but several occupations that [...]

By | 2017-09-14T19:41:46+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Possible Impacts of Automation on Jobs in Metro Atlanta

Regional Snapshot: 2017 Population Estimates

It’s that time of year again! Today ARC releases its 2017 Population Estimates.  How has the region changed over the last year?  How does our recent growth compare with years (and decades) past?  Where are we experiencing the greatest growth in the region?  Read on for the answers to these questions, and more… Highlights [...]

By | 2017-08-10T18:35:18+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Population, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2017 Population Estimates

Regional Snapshot: Affordable Housing

Overall, Atlanta is an affordable place... or is it?  Housing affordability is a concern, not just in the metro Atlanta region, but in communities throughout the nation. The July 2017 Regional Snapshot explores the region's housing affordability, identifying those factors that are challenges to maintaining affordability, and comparing the metro Atlanta region to our [...]

By | 2017-08-14T18:55:44+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Affordable Housing

Regional Snapshot: Arts & Culture

Beyond increasing our quality of life and enriching our culture, the Arts have a huge economic impact in metro Atlanta.​ The June 2017 Regional Snapshot takes a look at a recently released economic study, launches a new arts organization data dashboard, and shares related data and maps. Highlights: The nonprofit arts and culture industry [...]

By | 2017-06-27T18:37:13+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Arts & Culture
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