The number of metro Atlantans living from paycheck to paycheck may be quite large, according to ARC’s annual Metro Atlanta Speaks survey.

Paycheck to Paycheck: How Many Metro Atlantans are Living on the Edge?

By Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission | February 12, 2019

As days turned to weeks during the recent partial government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal employees were furloughed or working without pay. The shutdown — and the prospect of another in the near-future — prompted a columnist for Atlanta-Journal Constitution to ask: How many of us are living from paycheck to paycheck? If the … Continue Reading →

Wage Changes for High, Middle, and Low-Wage Occupations

Data Dive: How Metro Atlanta Wages Have Changed — Find Yours

By Jo-Leigh Warren | January 30, 2019

How has the average wage changed in your field? From registered nurses, to camera operators, to teachers’ assistants, this handy tool from 33n, Atlanta Regional Commission’s data blog, tracks average incomes, income change, and employment change in metro Atlanta professions between 2014-2017. The data explorer also divvies professions up into high, medium, and low-income fields—allowing … Continue Reading →

By Katherine Peralta | The Charlotte Observer | December 11, 2018

Q Johnson sitting in her truck

Solitude and “Peace.” How Trucking Changed One “Super-Mom’s” Life.

Episode #5 | December 6, 2018 | 14 minutes

Close your eyes and think “tractor-trailer driver.” Who do you picture? If you said, “a tough older guy,” you wouldn’t be off the mark. Truckers have a hard job which requires some resiliency. Moreover, 94% of truck drivers are men, with an average age of 55. As another point of trivia, most truck drivers are … Continue Reading →

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A New Career Behind the Wheel Changed Her Life

By Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission | November 5, 2018

Hear more of Q. Johnson’s story, told by Q., on an upcoming episode of the What’s Next ATL podcast. Subscribe now. Close your eyes and think, “tractor-trailer driver.” Who do you picture? If you said, “a tough older guy,” you wouldn’t be off the mark. Truckers have a hard job which requires some resiliency. Moreover, … Continue Reading →

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South Fulton Ready to Take Off: Q&A With Head of Connect South Fulton

By Lyle Harris | October 29, 2018

With the world’s busiest airport in its backyard, convenient access to multi-modal transportation and large swaths of land primed for development, South Fulton County is on the move. Michael Davis, Executive Director of Connect South Fulton, is understandably “bullish” about the prospects for the region to emerge as a flourishing hub for high-flying investment, corporate … Continue Reading →

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These are the Hottest Jobs in Metro Atlanta over the Next Decade

By Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission | October 12, 2018

Food prep, logistics, and healthcare jobs are hot. Legal, and forestry or farming jobs – not so much. That’s according to a recent report from the Atlanta Regional Commission that compiled labor demand and supply data from Burning Glass and JobsEQ to gauge the growth and demand in metro Atlanta jobs over the next decade. … Continue Reading →

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Economic Outlook: North Fulton

By Lyle Harris | Freelance Writer | September 25, 2018

Technology, talent, and transportation are the “three T’s” likely to drive the future of north Fulton, a bustling area along the GA 400 corridor. Already home to some of the most coveted ZIP codes in metro Atlanta, north Fulton is bracing for another wave of residential and business growth – with good reason. Bethany Usry, … Continue Reading →