CSLF Report, Publication No. 33, April 11, 2017, Chandrayee Chatterjee, Lakshmi Pandey and David Sjoquist This study provides a brief but detailed analysis of the shrinking middle class in every U.S. state between 2000 and 2013. It includes a descriptive table summarizing the change in share of low-income and high-income households for all 50 states… more »
CSLF Report, Publication No. 26, Aug. 2, 2016, Dave Sjoquist This report explores trends in employment and wages in manufacturing, focusing on the period since 1996 when the decline in Georgia manufacturing jobs began. The trends are then compared to the United States. As of 2014, manufacturing jobs accounted for less than 7 percent of employment… more »
FRC Report, Publication No. 280. Feb. 23, 2016, Oronde Small and Laura Wheeler In a new brief, researchers provide a detailed description of Georgia’s film tax credit, a review of the incentive’s significant features compared to those offered by other states, and a snapshot of the industry in Georgia compared to the rest of the nation.
CSLF Report, Publication No. 23, Jan. 26, 2016, Dick Layton This report is intended as an update to a 2004 report entitled “Policy Guide to the Evaluation and Use of Tax Allocation Districts.” Among other findings, the report shows that revenues from Atlanta’s 10 tax allocation districts (TADs) are expected to be up significantly in the… more »
CSLF Brief, Publication No. 24, Dec. 3, 2015, Peter Bluestone, Carolyn Bourdeaux and Nicholas Warner This brief, prepared for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, examines governmental funding for education and workforce development in Georgia, including pre-K, K-12, higher education and federal job training.
CSLF Special Report, Publication No. 17, Sept. 29, 2015, Sarah Larson and David Sjoquist The city of College Park proposed the creation of Tax Allocation District #1 (Downtown and Airport Gateways) in June 2015. The Fulton County School District asked the Center for State and Local Finance to conduct an analysis of the proposed TAD using the district’s current… more »
CSLF Report, Publication No. 16, July 14, 2015, Carlianne Patrick The primary goal for state and local economic development policy in the United States is to support business retention and recruitment. In this report, Dr. Carlianne Patrick takes a look at the non-tax economic development incentives in Georgia, and compares them to those of four… more »
Jobs in Georgia’s Urban and Rural Regions, Changes in Distribution, Type, and Quality of Jobs in Georgia Counties from 2000-2012
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.