Regional Snapshot: Cost of Living in Metro Atlanta, 2019 Update

By |2019-07-18T16:56:26-04:00July 18th, 2019|Economic Development, Economy, Regional Snapshot, Uncategorized|

The July Regional Snapshot uses C2ER's annual Cost of Living Index to examine the cost of living in our central city and how that compares to others around the country.

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The Quarter: Highlights from Q1 2019

By |2019-07-16T13:23:57-04:00July 16th, 2019|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q1 2019. The Quarter includes data on employment, home price indices, building permits, retail and office space, and more, with the goal of identifying what areas of our economy are striving and what areas are slower to recover. Visit The [...]

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Web Wednesday: Three Things You Didn’t Know About Age-Friendly Communities

By |2019-07-10T14:02:53-04:00July 10th, 2019|Age and Generations, Uncategorized, Web Wednesday|

Communities that are inclusive to all age groups offer benefits to everyone.

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Web Wednesday: Job Density

By |2019-07-03T12:24:54-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Economic Development, Economy, Web Wednesday|

A new report released last month from Brookings’ Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking analyzed the concentration (or lack thereof) of jobs in America’s 94 major metro areas. The authors found that, on average, job density increased by almost 30 percent from 2004 to 2015. However, this was found to have been driven by the [...]

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Friday Factday: Getting to Know our Renters

By |2019-06-28T16:30:09-04:00June 28th, 2019|Equity, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks|

Rental affordability and the challenges of being a renter are gaining ground among advocates, researchers and politicians. This Friday Factday takes an in-depth look at who is most likely to be renting in the metro and where they are most likely to live, as well as their unique views on life in the metro.

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Friday Factday: The Foreign-Born Across the Metro

By |2019-06-07T16:13:31-04:00June 7th, 2019|Friday Factday, Other Demographics|

Between 1990 and today, the Atlanta area's share of foreign-born residents has outpaced and surpassed both the state's and the nation's. This Friday Factday explores how the 10-County Metro Area's share of foreign-born residents has changed over time, and which counties have the largest shares.

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Monday Mapday: Handling Emergency Expenses in the Metro

By |2019-06-03T15:50:01-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Economy, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Monday Mapday, Uncategorized|

The Fed recently found that 40 percent of Americans aren't able to handle a $400 emergency expense. This Monday Mapday uses Metro Atlanta Speaks data to consider how this plays out across the 13-county area.

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Special Feature: Examining wage gaps by race and ethnicity

By |2019-05-31T09:24:49-04:00May 31st, 2019|Economic Development, Equity, Friday Factday, Special Features, Uncategorized|

Income inequality in Atlanta is among the worst in the country. This Friday Factday Special Feature looks at the issue by industry and educational attainment.

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Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta

By |2019-06-14T16:42:49-04:00May 31st, 2019|Education, Regional Snapshot|

The monthly snapshot takes a look at public education in the metro and delves into precursors to success in later grades, graduation and college readiness.

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