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Welcoming Cities: Immigration Policy at the Local Government Level

Posted On September 13, 2016

CSLF Report, Publication No. 28, Sept. 13, 2016, Xi Huang and Cathy Yang Liu As of July 2015, 50 cities in 31 states had joined an initiative called Welcoming America’s Welcoming Cities, a national grassroots cooperative for immigrant-welcoming communities to share resources and ideas. In this new study, researchers examine these cities’ characteristics, as well as… 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 »

Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

Posted On June 27, 2016

CSLF Report, Publication No. 25. June 24, 2016, Lindsay Kuhn, Sarah Larson and Carolyn Bourdeaux In a new report, researchers examine the landscape of Georgia’s community improvement districts (CIDs), focusing on their evolution and key characteristics, as well as providing an in-depth analysis of five select districts.

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 »