Monday Mapday: New DASH Tool to Visualize Equitable Target Areas (ETAs)

By |2018-12-03T08:44:50+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|

How do local governments decide where to invest public funds? Better yet, how can local governments help ensure that these investments are distributed to projects in an equitable manner? Unfortunately, there is no single, easy answer. However, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has created an interactive equity analysis tool to help address these questions. [...]

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Friday Factday: Explore BLS’s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) Data

By |2018-11-30T06:57:56+00:00November 30th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|

Have you wondered how concentrated employment in a particular occupation is in the metro region? If so, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)'s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) data is a good source for this information.  The most recent release is for 2017 (the data for 2018 will be released in March or April of [...]

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Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

By |2018-11-26T16:41:37+00:00November 26th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics|

It's Cyber Monday and consumers are finding deals on goods and services purchased online.  Internet access, for many, has become a basic utility like electricity, phone, and water without which a household might find it difficult to fully operate within our increasingly connected and connection-dependent world.  Nonetheless according to a recent Pew Research Report, [...]

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

By |2018-11-19T17:58:00+00:00November 19th, 2018|Economy, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|

The Atlanta Regional Commission's Metro Atlanta Speaks (MAS) public opinion survey is in its sixth year. The first MAS survey—done in 2013 , asked 21 questions of 2,100 residents—and was statistically significant only at the 10-county region level. By 2018, the survey has grown to the largest of its type in the region, with [...]

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Web Wednesday: ARC’s New Podcast “What’s Next ATL”

By |2018-11-14T09:37:35+00:00November 14th, 2018|Housing, Web Wednesday|

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has a podcast. The podcast is called What’s Next ATL, like the recently launched website of the same name. What’s Next ATL is hosted and produced by Kate Sweeney, formerly an NPR reporter for 90.1 WABE. Each episode focuses on one crucial issue facing our region, and a person, [...]

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Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

By |2018-11-19T17:58:40+00:00November 9th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|

Now in its sixth year, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Metro Atlanta Speaks survey offers a snapshot of residents’ viewpoints on the area’s top challenges, local assets and what matters most to them. The survey polls residents from 13  metro  counties on questions about transportation, the economy, amenities and quality of life, civic engagement and [...]

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Monday Mapday: Have We Reached Peak Foliage?

By |2018-11-05T09:03:42+00:00November 5th, 2018|Environment, Forecasts, Monday Mapday|

With daylight savings time over, temperatures dropping, and a certain crispness in the once muggy air, there’s no time like now to go outside and enjoy all that fall has to offer. But that begs the question: When will autumn leaves be most colorful in the Atlanta region this year? According to the 2018 Fall [...]

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Web Wednesday: The Opportunity Atlas

By |2018-10-24T08:52:14+00:00October 24th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|

Opportunity varies widely across our country.  Where one grows up, the income of their parents, their race and ethnicity -- all of these factors can contribute to a person's economic prospects and potential social mobility as an adult.  Researchers from Harvard, Brown, and the U.S. Census Bureau have attempted to measure the extent to which [...]

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Monday Mapday: Median Net Worth by Census Tract

By |2018-10-15T17:07:13+00:00October 15th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday|

The map below provides a broad view of how net worth is distributed across the 20-county Atlanta metro region.  Calculated by ESRI at the census tract level, median net wealth refers to the total wealth minus debts of the typical household in each tract.  Household wealth includes equity in a home, business, car, and [...]

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Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Workforce–Industries in Demand & Opportunity Occupations

By |2018-10-23T12:08:51+00:00October 11th, 2018|Economy, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|

Our regional and state economies are doing well, by most all measures, despite some recent dips in the stock market. This month's Regional Snapshot digs into some nuances of "doing well" by taking a look at the status of and differences among a few measures of unemployment and underemployment. It then moves on to [...]

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