Townhomes lined up with back porch

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

By Kate Sweeney | ARC | July 18, 2018

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 | July 16, 2018

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 | June 29, 2018

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 | June 19, 2018

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.