The Atlanta MSA Job Base: How Low (Relatively) Did We Go…or Not?

Job loss in Atlanta was bad (and our recovery is slow)--but it was worse by many other measures in many other places.

By |2021-02-10T12:27:20-05:00February 4th, 2021|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Economy|Comments Off on The Atlanta MSA Job Base: How Low (Relatively) Did We Go…or Not?

Regional Snapshot: A Take on the Pandemic Economy

This month's regional snapshot presents an updated overview of public health and economic indicators from this persistent (and surging) pandemic.

By |2021-01-15T17:12:12-05:00January 15th, 2021|COVID-19, Economy, Public Health, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: A Take on the Pandemic Economy

Regional Snapshot: 2019 Regional Economic Overview

This month's regional snapshot provides an overview of historic, current and forecast economic trends at the cusp of 2020 .

By |2020-01-09T17:14:26-05:00January 9th, 2020|Economic Development, Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2019 Regional Economic Overview

Friday Factday: Income and Perceptions of Life in Atlanta

A look at how differences in income are related to differences in our opinions and beliefs about life in Atlanta, with a focus on housing affordability and workforce development.

By |2019-12-20T17:57:15-05:00December 20th, 2019|Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Income and Perceptions of Life in Atlanta

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 |2019-02-14T11:22:21-05:00February 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 |2019-01-23T11:17:23-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2019 Economic Snapshot

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 |2018-11-19T17:58:00-05:00November 19th, 2018|Economy, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks–Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

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