Townhomes lined up with back porch

Report: Affordable Housing Out-of-Reach to Minimum Wage Workers

By Kate Sweeney | ARC |

The good news: Metro Atlanta’s cost-of-living is slightly below the national average. Among the largest metro areas, we’re 9th most affordable in terms of rent, and 6th most affordable when it comes to home prices. The challenge: Just like everywhere else in the country, affordable housing is a challenge here. In the Atlanta region, rising … Continue Reading →

Artist's rendering of Revel, a mixed-use development project from North American Properties at Infinite Energy Center

Where is Gwinnett’s Economy Headed? Q&A with County’s Top Biz Official

By Lyle Harris | Freelance writer from DeKalb County |

Gwinnett County is an increasingly diverse and dynamic regional powerhouse that has long been a leader in population and jobs growth. Nick Masino, Chief Economic Development Officer with Partnership Gwinnett, offered key insights about demographic trends, transportation improvements and business developments that are transforming the county and reshaping metro Atlanta. Where do you see economic … Continue Reading →

The Big Disconnect: What happened to Google Fiber in Atlanta?

By Jim Burress | Atlanta Magazine |

It’s been more than three years since Google Fiber frenzy took hold of the Atlanta area. You might still have the T-shirt. After three years of stalled promises, Atlanta is fed up. Will we ever get Google’s high-speed internet?

We Can Create Better Jobs—by Fixing the Bad Ones

By Richard Florida | CityLab |

More than 65 million Americans toil in insecure, low-paying jobs. Instead of hoping they will all find different, and better, jobs, we should upgrade the ones they already have.

Georgia unemployment rate lowest in nearly 17 years

By Dave Williams | Atlanta Business Chronicle |

Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent last month, the lowest since August 2001. Jobs in Georgia are at an all-time high because of strong month-over-month and year-over-year growth that continues to outpace the nation’s economy.