Announcements/Press Releases

Executive Education Courses Now Available for 2017-2018

Registration is open for the Center for State and Local Finance’s 2017-2018 executive education program.

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 »

What Does Leadership in Public Finance Mean to You?

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 »

Study: Rural Georgia Still Lagging Considerably Behind in State’s Economic Recovery, Job Growth

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 »

New Report Examines Landscape of Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

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.

In a new report, “Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts,” the Center for… more »

Positive Growth Expected for Atlanta’s Tax Allocation Districts, But Redevelopment Concerns Remain

ATLANTA — Revenues from Atlanta’s 10 tax allocation districts (TADs), districts where incremental growth in property tax revenues is used to finance economic development projects, are expected to be up significantly in the current tax year, according to a new Georgia State University report.

The report finds Atlanta’s TADs are expected to post… more »