Emma Willard: America’s first female cartographer

This International Women’s Day, we're honoring Emma Willard (February 23, 1787–April 15, 1870). First and foremost, Willard was an educator. Brilliant and curious from a young age, she was a self-taught polymath with a “vision that girls should be as highly educated as boys.” In 1814, at the age of 27, she founded an all-girls [...]

By |2021-04-08T10:13:14-04:00March 8th, 2021|Data Diversions, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Emma Willard: America’s first female cartographer

Black-Owned Businesses: An Atlanta Growth Engine

Black-owned businesses make up a much larger share of the Atlanta metro business base than they do at the national level, and a relatively large share of these businesses are small.

By |2021-02-19T15:29:40-04:00February 19th, 2021|Data Diversions, Economic Development, Equity, Race and Diversity, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Black-Owned Businesses: An Atlanta Growth Engine

The difference a year (and/or a quarter) makes: Jobs and unemployment
2019 vs. 2020

A comparison of jobs between Q1 and Q2 of 2019 and 2020, and a look at unemployment rates in the course of 2020, reveal the depth of the pandemic's impact on our economy.

By |2021-02-08T18:52:29-04:00February 8th, 2021|COVID-19, Economic Development, Economy, Monday Mapday, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The difference a year (and/or a quarter) makes: Jobs and unemployment
2019 vs. 2020

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks 2020

This month's regional snapshot presents summary findings for ARC's 2020 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey. This year's survey measures impacts from and perceptions of COVID-19.

By |2020-11-18T09:30:22-04:00November 18th, 2020|COVID-19, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Regional Snapshot, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks 2020

Data Diversion: Lower-Income Workers and People of Color Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Impact

The pandemic has already led to job loss in the most vulnerable occupations (and has even spread to other job sectors). Following job loss through a household's budget leads to more bad economic and social outcomes for those families. Decreased affordability of housing is an example. This Data Diversion provides an initial look at data that frame potential housing impacts of COVID-associated job loss.

By |2020-05-12T13:21:54-04:00May 12th, 2020|Data Diversions, Housing, Public Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Data Diversion: Lower-Income Workers and People of Color Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Impact

Monday Mapday: Reminder of Ready Resources–COVID-19

Months now into the time of the coronavirus, this week's Monday Mapday is a timely reminder of existing ARC-built webpages tracking data and resources associated with this pandemic

By |2020-05-11T09:55:37-04:00May 11th, 2020|Economic Development, Monday Mapday, Public Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Reminder of Ready Resources–COVID-19

Data Diversion: COVID-19 Weekly Mobility Pattern by Industry

So we've posted recently about mobility during COVID-19--how we have traveled less and when those declines happened. This week, we use the same data source (Safegraph) to look at how and when our pandemic-period mobility changes vary by industry sector.

By |2020-06-04T12:43:39-04:00May 6th, 2020|Data Diversions, Economy, Public Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Data Diversion: COVID-19 Weekly Mobility Pattern by Industry

Friday Factday: Social Distancing– Directions and Distinctions

Many of us have been home a lot lately--not necessarily home alone, but home--with the obvious goal of slowing the spread of COVID-19. How much have our movement patterns changed, and where and when did those patterns change the most? Check out a multi-featured dashboard for some custom insights.

By |2020-05-01T07:01:41-04:00May 1st, 2020|Friday Factday, Public Health, Transportation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Social Distancing– Directions and Distinctions
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