CSLF Report, Publication No. 4, Nov. 10, 2014, Peter Bluestone This report indicates changes in Georgia’s economy from 2000-2012 affected employment differently in the state’s urban and rural regions. Further, Bluestone indicates Georgia lost 1.1 percent of its jobs during this period, losses that were not evenly distributed between the state’s urban and rural areas.
CSLF Report, Publication No. 7, Nov. 3, 2014, Cathy Yang Liu This report explains that as of 2007 almost 30 percent of state businesses are minority-owned and 8.8 percent are immigrant-owned. These businesses fill important niches in the market by serving minority and immigrant communities and play a role in the export economy as well.
CSLF Report, Publication No. 6, October 25, 2014, Carlianne Patrick This report discusses constitutional provisions on public aid to private enterprises, and reviews changes to these provisions, the incentives environment index, and available non-tax incentives. Dr. Patrick then explores the capital expenditure and industrial composition effects of increasing non-tax economic development incentives.
CSLF Brief, Publication No. 5, October, 25 2014, Carlianne Patrick This brief explains that employment in rural counties may be harmed by increasing non-tax economic development incentives in this summary of a recently released full report.
CSLF Report, Publication No. 2, September 24, 2014, Gregory B. Lewis and Rahul Pathak This report compares state and local governments (SLGs) workforce patterns in Georgia, the region and U.S. CSLF experts find that Georgia’s governmental workforce faces one of the largest public-private pay disparities in the country. The report goes on to explore pay… more »
CSLF Report, Publication No. 1, June 17, 2014, Lakshmi Pandey, David L. Sjoquist, Laura Wheeler According to a recent Brookings Institute report, income inequality in the city of Atlanta is the highest among the 50 cities studied. We find that the level of inequality in the city of Atlanta is due more to the very high… more »
Presentation, April 16, 2014, David Sjoquist A presentation to the DeKalb County School District meeting in Georgia.
FRC Brief 267, February 19, 2014, Peter BluestoneThis brief, with the aid of maps, illustrates the variations in SNAP enrollment as a share of county population as well as the changes that have occurred in those shares from 2000 to 2012.
FRC Special Publication, February 05, 2014, The FRCThe Fiscal Research Center has released a report that finds the proposed City of South Fulton financially feasible. The report provides a series of revenue and expenditure estimates for the new municipality of the City of South Fulton.