Robert Morales, an advisory board member with the Center for State and Local Finance‘s executive education program, is nearly two months into his new job as Atlanta Public Schools‘ chief financial officer. And, the veteran finance leader, who also has served at Fulton County Schools and Cobb County Schools, said he’s excited about… more »
Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped in July to 6 percent, the lowest it has been in seven years, according to new figures released Aug. 20 by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.1 percent in June, and down from 7.2 percent in July 2014.… more »
Homebuyers are willing to pay a premium for greater access to charter schools, contributing to increased property values in those neighborhoods, according to a new study by Georgia State University’s Fiscal Research Center. The report finds that over a ten-year period home sale prices were 7 to 13 percent higher in areas with the… more »
Supporting business retention and recruitment is the primary goal for state and local economic development policy in the United States. Although there are many policies available for this purpose, economic development incentives are an often used and controversial tool. The typical economic development incentive package is comprised of both tax and non-tax incentives. The non-tax… more »