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Jobs in Georgia’s Urban and Rural Regions, Changes in Distribution, Type, and Quality of Jobs in Georgia Counties from 2000-2012

Posted On November 10, 2014

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.

Minority-Owned and Immigrant-Owned Businesses in Georgia’s Economy

Posted On November 3, 2014

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.

Constitutional Limits on State and Local Aid to Private Enterprise

Posted On October 25, 2014

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.

The State and Local Government Workforce: Trends and Patterns in Georgia, the South, and the United States

Posted On September 24, 2014

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 »

City Income Inequality

Posted On June 17, 2014

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 »