Friday Factday: Wealth and Net Worth in the Metro

By |2019-08-23T12:40:41-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Economy, Equity, Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|

Wealth and net worth are two critical and under-examined measures of financial well-being and success. This Friday Factday takes a look at both variables in 20 metro-area counties and explores the implications around visible geographic disparities in wealth.

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Web Wednesday: Scoring Tech Talent

By |2019-08-14T12:53:38-04:00August 14th, 2019|Economic Development, Education, Web Wednesday|

Corporate real estate firm CBRE creates an annual scorecard of tech talent, and this year's report places Atlanta at No. 9 overall among the 50 largest markets for technology professionals. This Web Wednesday provides highlights of the data and links so you can explore CBRE's findings yourself.

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Monday Mapday: Social Assistance in Atlanta

By |2019-08-12T11:25:03-04:00August 12th, 2019|Economy, Equity, Monday Mapday|

This Monday Mapday takes a look at county and tract-level variation in rates of residents using three forms of social assistance: SNAP, cash assistance and Supplemental Security Income.

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Friday Factday: Racial Disparities in Unemployment

By |2019-08-09T12:29:06-04:00August 9th, 2019|Economy, Equity, Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|

The unemployment rate is low. But the big, national numbers don't tell the whole story. This Friday Factday looks at county-level variation by race, as well as labor force participation rates, education and trends over time.

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Monday Mapday: Back to School, 2019

By |2019-08-06T14:26:01-04:00August 5th, 2019|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday|

It's back-to-school season once again, so what better time to take a look at the population of children across the metro area? The maps that follow offer insight into which counties and Census tracts have the most children and provide clues about social conditions these kids might experience. Where do [...]

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Monday Mapday: Focus on Older Atlantans

By |2019-07-30T09:23:33-04:00July 29th, 2019|Age and Generations, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Monday Mapday, Population|

A series of interactive maps explores where metro Atlantans age 65 and older live, where they are more likely to be living in poverty and what areas of the metro see higher rates of older adults with a disability.

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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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