ATLANTA—While Georgia outperforms its peers in avoiding one-time maneuvers to close budget gaps, it fails to make the grade in budget forecasting or in adequately funding post-employment benefits for public workers, according to a study conducted by the Volcker Alliance in partnership with the Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) at Georgia State University.
The Center for State and Local Finance recently awarded more than 20 certificates to public finance professionals, who completed our courses in retirement and government accounting. Both courses lead to the center’s Certificate in Public Financial Management.
Certificate in Retirement, Risk Management and Procurement (September 2017)
Crystal Burge, Georgia Department of Human Services… more »
ATLANTA – Homes closer to start-up charters schools in Georgia experience higher property values than those farther away, the greatest impact being for homes located within priority attendance zones in Atlanta, according to a new study by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance. The report, commissioned by the more »
ATLANTA—The nonwhite population has doubled and segregation has decreased as the Atlanta metropolitan region has grown by more than 300 percent over the past 45 years, according to new research by the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State University.
Now, more than 5.7 million people call metro Atlanta home. The… more »
CSLF’s course offerings include eight essential classes that span a variety of topics that public finance professionals need to hone strategic thinking, advance in the field, and educate key stakeholders.
Now in its fourth year, CSLF’s executive education program… more »
R. Demetrius Taylor, budget director for the Georgia Department of Human Services, was recently awarded CSLF’s Certificate in Public Financial Management. Over the past year, he completed the center’s executive education program, which included six core classes in public finance.
Taylor was recognized last week during CSLF’s debt management training for his completion of the… more »
ATLANTA—Despite economic recovery and job growth in Georgia, rural communities are struggling more than other parts of the state, according to a report by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance.
The report, “Jobs in Georgia’s Urban and Rural Regions and Counties, Changes in Distribution, Type and Quality from 2007 to… more »
ATLANTA – Manufacturing jobs are on the decline in Georgia and across the U.S. — a trend largely brought on by a wave of new technology and movement of jobs overseas — and the future doesn’t look much better, according to a new report released by the Center for State and Local Finance.
ATLANTA – Community improvement districts (CIDs) are an increasingly popular method of promoting economic growth in Georgia, with 25 active CIDs currently. In these special districts, property owners voluntarily tax themselves to fund a range of public improvements and services to support business.