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Revenue Estimate of Adding Multi-Family Residential Properties to Community Improvement Districts

Posted On May 24, 2017

CSLF Technical Assistance Project | Jan. 5, 2017 | Lindsay Kuhn, Sarah Larson, Laura Wheeler and Carolyn Bourdeaux This report presents estimates of the impact of adding multi-family residential properties to the tax base of the Atlanta Downtown, Buckhead, Cumberland, Midtown and Perimeter community improvement districts (CIDs). Using extensive research, the estimates in the report… more »

The Loss of the Middle Class

Posted On April 11, 2017

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 »

Employment and Wage Trends in Manufacturing

Posted On August 2, 2016

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 »

A Description of the Film Tax Credit and Film Industry in Georgia

Posted On February 23, 2016

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.

Education and Workforce Development in Georgia

Posted On December 3, 2015

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.

Analysis of Proposed Tax Allocation District in City of College Park

Posted On September 30, 2015

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 »

Assessing Georgia’s Non-Tax Economic Development Incentives

Posted On July 21, 2015

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

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.