About Christina De Giulio

Christina De Giulio is a Principal Planner in Research and Analytics at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). Though Christina’s career is grounded in economic development research and planning, being a researcher for a regional commission requires one to wear many hats! At the ARC, Christina uses data analysis, visualization, and storytelling tools to promote data literacy and encourage local communities, nonprofits, and regional partners to make data-driven decisions. As part of her role, Christina helps staff Neighborhood Nexus, the region’s community intelligence system, providing the most accurate, up-to-date data and research about the Atlanta region’s communities and neighborhoods. Christina also provides data management services to Learn4Life, the Metro Atlanta Regional Education Partnership. Christina authors the ARC’s monthly Regional Snapshot, and produces a quarterly regional economic overview called – you guessed it – The Quarter.

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Housing Affordability

Highlights from this snapshot: Home prices continue to rise nationally. According to the National Association of Realtors, median sales price nationwide is now $257K, compared to around $190K in 2012. Fewer “starter homes” are being built, which is exacerbating the affordability crisis. In metro Atlanta, 44% of home buyers have incomes above $100K, meaning [...]

By |2019-03-14T16:33:32-04:00March 14th, 2019|Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Housing Affordability

Regional Snapshot: 2019 Federal Opportunity Zones

The Opportunity Zones Program, enacted in 2017 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is designed to encourage long-term investment in economically distressed rural and urban neighborhoods across the country. Opportunity Zones are census tracts that have been nominated by governors and certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to receive [...]

By |2019-02-14T11:22:21-04:00February 14th, 2019|Economic Development, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2019 Federal Opportunity Zones

Regional Snapshot: 2019 Economic Snapshot

This month’s Regional Snapshot provides 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 leader in job growth, though [...]

By |2019-01-23T11:17:23-04:00January 23rd, 2019|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2019 Economic Snapshot

The Quarter: Highlights from Q3 2018

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q3 2018. 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 [...]

By |2019-01-22T12:08:38-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|Comments Off on The Quarter: Highlights from Q3 2018

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

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 [...]

By |2019-01-23T11:19:05-04:00October 11th, 2018|Economy, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Workforce–Industries in Demand & Opportunity Occupations

Regional Snapshot: Exploration of Key Trends in the 65+ Age Cohort

This month's Regional Snapshot explores key trends among the 65+ age cohort in the 10-county Atlanta region.  This snapshot is a compressed version of a longer product giving an overview of Aging demographics, as well as of issues impacting seniors in our region. This forthcoming product will also highlight activities and programs of the Atlanta [...]

By |2018-09-13T15:11:11-04:00September 13th, 2018|Age and Generations, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Exploration of Key Trends in the 65+ Age Cohort

The Quarter: Highlights from Q2 2018

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q2 2018. 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 [...]

By |2018-09-13T14:37:49-04:00September 11th, 2018|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|Comments Off on The Quarter: Highlights from Q2 2018

Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta AMI

What is AMI? AMI stands for Area Median Income. It is calculated and released every year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD). AMI is the combined average family income for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell HUD Fair Market Rent (FMR) area. This area includes 24-counties: Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:12:07-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta AMI

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Rental Housing Affordability

Inspired by the National Low Income Housing Coalition's (NLIHC) recently released 2018 Out of Reach report, this month's Regional Snapshot looks at rental housing affordability in the region.  The slide deck below provides an overview of national trends in rental housing affordability, highlighting how the state and metro Atlanta region fare compared to the [...]

By |2019-01-23T11:19:57-04:00July 12th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Rental Housing Affordability

Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta

Last month, our regional snapshot focused on the region's physical health.  This month, we assess the health of public education in the metro region.  Inspired by the recently released Learn4Life (L4L)  State of Education in Metro Atlanta Annual Report, our team at ARC analyzed 10-county regional education data for a selection of key cradle-to-career indicators.  We [...]

By |2019-01-23T11:20:10-04:00June 14th, 2018|Education, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta
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