Friday Factday: Profile of Opportunity Zones in the Atlanta Metro Region

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 |2018-12-14T12:37:05-04:00December 14th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Profile of Opportunity Zones in the Atlanta Metro Region

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

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 [...]

By |2018-11-30T06:57:56-04:00November 30th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Explore BLS’s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) Data

Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

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, [...]

By |2018-11-26T16:41:37-04:00November 26th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

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

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 [...]

By |2018-11-19T17:58:00-04:00November 19th, 2018|Economy, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks–Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

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 [...]

By |2018-11-19T17:58:40-04:00November 9th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

Web Wednesday: The Opportunity Atlas

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 [...]

By |2018-10-24T08:52:14-04:00October 24th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: The Opportunity Atlas

Monday Mapday: Median Net Worth by Census Tract

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 [...]

By |2018-10-15T17:07:13-04:00October 15th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Median Net Worth by Census Tract

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

Housing Affordability Special Feature: High-Income Renter Households Up 163% from 2007

Housing affordability is one of the most pressing issues facing the region.  With an increase in people moving to the region looking for a place to live, the supply of housing has not kept pace with the demand, leading to rising rents and ownership costs.  When you add to that the allure of amenities [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:11:15-04:00September 12th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Special Features|Comments Off on Housing Affordability Special Feature: High-Income Renter Households Up 163% from 2007

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
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