Economic Development and Urban Policy

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Economic Development and Urban Policy

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies faculty and research staff have long been engaged in questions associated with urban policy and economic development. Our faculty and research associates have been involved in numerous city incorporation studies in the Atlanta area.  Additionally, faculty have taken a leadership role in Georgia State University Cities Initiative and have long been engaged in research of interest to the economic development and urban policy community in Georgia and around the nation.

Notable Reports

The Loss of the Middle Class

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 and the District of Columbia, as well as specifics about Georgia's middle class.

Outcomes and Characteristics of TANF Leavers

CSLF Report, Publication No. 32. March 15, 2017, Carolyn Bourdeaux and Lakshmi Pandey
This study examines the characteristics of Georgians who exit the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF), focusing on the population that left TANF after the recession (2009-15). Data is highlighted for short- and long-term outcomes, including whether participants were able to hold stable employment and transition out of poverty.

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

    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 are divided into multi-family residential property with five or more living units in a single building such as an apartment building, and those with less than five units. Atlanta's Beltline Special taxing District also is examined. The report follows a separate and detailed analysis looking at all the CIDs in Georgia.

    The Loss of the Middle Class

    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 and the District of Columbia, as well as specifics about Georgia's middle class.

    Outcomes and Characteristics of TANF Leavers

    CSLF Report, Publication No. 32. March 15, 2017, Carolyn Bourdeaux and Lakshmi Pandey
    This study examines the characteristics of Georgians who exit the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF), focusing on the population that left TANF after the recession (2009-15). Data is highlighted for short- and long-term outcomes, including whether participants were able to hold stable employment and transition out of poverty.

      Welcoming Cities: Immigration Policy at the Local Government Level

      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 the cities' programs for immigrants and motivations for starting a "welcoming city."

      Jobs in Georgia’s Urban and Rural Regions and Counties: Changes in Distribution, Type and Quality from 2007 to 2014

      CSLF Report, Publication No. 27, Sept. 13, 2016, Peter Bluestone and Mels de Zeeuw
      This report is an update to an earlier study on Georgia's jobs in urban and rural regions and counties from 2000 to 2012. This new report examines the immediate outcome of the recession, which began in 2007, and the subsequent economic recovery until 2014. Job growth, job quality and job type are compared in the regions studied.

      Employment and Wage Trends in Manufacturing

      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 in the state, and these jobs were not expected to grow in the long run, even after the U.S. fully recovers from the Great Recession.

      Georgia's Community Improvement Districts

      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

      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.

      Effects of the Great Recession on Tax Increment Financing in the United States, Georgia and Atlanta

      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 current tax year. The report reviews the overall financial condition of tax allocation districts (TADs), documents concerns and lessons learned about TAD management, as well as outlines other redevelopment finance tools.

        Education and Workforce Development in Georgia

        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.

        A Comparison of Economic Growth Trends between Atlanta and Other Large Metropolitan Areas

        CSLF Brief, Publication No. 18, Oct. 6, 2015, David Sjoquist and Lakshmi Pandey
        This report analyzes data over a 23-year period for 31 metropolitan areas that had at least 2 million people in 2013. It finds that metro-Atlanta population and job growth has been greater compared to other metropolitan locations. However, job quality has seen the same impact.

        Analysis of Proposed Tax Allocation District in City of College Park

        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 policies. This report was updated March 2, 2016.

        Assessing Georgia's Non-Tax Economic Development Incentives

        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 competing states: Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

        Changes in Georgia's Migration Patterns, 1991-2011

        FRC/CSLF Policy Brief, FRC Publication No. 275, June 16, 2015, Sherman A. Cooper and Laura Wheeler
        This joint brief looks at migration in Georgia from 1991-2011. Although there was significant migration to the state during the early 1990s through the early 2000s, it has slowed substantially since then. The brief analyzes trends, including looking at income of those moving to and away from Georgia.

        2015 Feasibility Study for the Proposed City of Tucker

        CSLF Special Report, Publication No. 10, March 24, 2015 , The Center for State and Local Finance
        The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) has released new report on the proposed city of Tucker, and it finds that the city would be financially feasible. The report provides a detailed analysis of the expected revenue and expenses of the proposed city.

          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.

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

          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

          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.

          Constitutional Limits on State and Local Aid to Private Enterprise Brief

          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.

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

          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 differentials by state and local government and by sector.

          City Income Inequality

          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 income at the 95th percentile than at the 20th percentile. Income inequality at the metropolitan level is less for most cities.

          Tax Allocation Districts: How They Work

          Presentation, April 16, 2014, David Sjoquist
          A presentation to the DeKalb County School District meeting in Georgia.

          Geographic Dispersion of SNAP Enrollment in Georgia

          FRC Brief 267, February 19, 2014, Peter Bluestone
          This 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.

          Report on the City of South Fulton: Potential Revenue and Expenditures

          FRC Special Publication, February 05, 2014, The FRC
          The 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.

            Feasibility Study for the Proposed City of Tucker

            FRC Special Publication, December 19, 2013, The FRC
            The Fiscal Research Center has released a report that finds the proposed City of Tucker financially feasible. The report provides a detailed analysis of the expected revenue and expenses of the proposed city.

            An Analysis of the District of Columbia's Property Tax Assessment Limitation

            Presentation, November 01, 2013, David L. Sjoquist
            A presentation to the annual National Tax Association Conference in Tampa Florida, as part of a session called "Papers from the DC Tax Revision Commission."

            Fiscal Architecture of the District of Columbia

            Presentation, November 01, 2013, Sally Wallace
            A presentation to the Annual National Tax Association conference in Tampa Florida, summarizing economic/demographic trends, the impact of DC revenue, and suggested options related to trends and impacts.

            Population, Employment, and Income Trends for Georgia and Atlanta

            FRC Report 263, October 09, 2013, David L. Sjoquist
            This report explores the growth in population, employment, and income over the previous 50 years in Georgia and Atlanta.

            Georgia's High-Technology Industry and Innovation Capacity

            FRC Report 262, September 19, 2013, Cathy Yang Liu
            This report describes the demographic composition of the high-technology industry workforce and the innovation capacity of Georgia in comparison to peer Southeastern states between 2000 and 2011.

            The Department of Defense Budget Cuts: Economic Impact on Georgia and Selected Counties

            FRC Brief 261, February 28, 2013, Peter Bluestone
            This brief examines the economic impact Department of Defense procurement contracts, grants, and civilian wages have on the state of Georgia as well as selected counties.

              The Changes in Jobs Across Georgia's Counties: Changes in Distribution, Type, and Quality of Jobs in Georgia Counties from 2000-2009

              FRC Brief 253, December 11, 2012, Zackary Hawley
              This brief discusses the changes in the distribution, type, and quality of jobs and examines the changes in percentage by county of total state employment.

              Estimated Distributional Impact of T-SPLOST in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area

              FRC Brief 248, July 16, 2012, Peter Bluestone
              This brief examiines the distributional impact of the Atlanta area T-SPLOST by income level and age.

              Jobs in Georgia's Counties: Distribution, Type, and Quality of Jobs

              FRC Brief 245, June 18, 2012, Zackary Hawley
              This brief discusses the distribution, type, and quality of jobs and examines the percentage by county of total state employment.

              Jobs in Georgia's Municipalities: Distribution, Type, and Quality of Jobs

              FRC Brief 246, June 18, 2012, Zackary Hawley
              This brief discusses the distribution, type, and quality of jobs and examines the percentage by municipality of total state employment.

              Measuring Preferences for and Responses to Alternative Revenue Sources for Transportation

              FRC Report 244, May 06, 2012, Pam Scholder Ellen, David L. Sjoquist, Rayna Stoycheva
              This report contains a survey of published public opinion polls, and the results of a new Georgia poll regarding citizens' attitude towards alternative transportation revenue sources.

              Inventory of Transportation Funding Options, An

              FRC Report 239, February 27, 2012, David L. Sjoquist
              This report provides a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of various options for funding transportation.

                Impact of Small Business on the Georgia Economy

                FRC Brief 237, October 12, 2011, Julia Namgoong, Laura A. Wheeler
                This brief explores the impact of small businesses on the Georgia economy.

                Flexible Work Arrangements in Georgia: Characteristics and Trends

                FRC Report 236, July 01, 2011, Rick Kolenda, Cathy Yang Liu
                This report traces the growth of workers with flexible work arrangements in Georgia between 1990 and 2007 and examines their demographic and economic characterstics.

                Atlanta Empowerment Zone: Description, Impact, and Lessons for Evaluation, The

                FRC Report 230, March 22, 2011, Atlanta Empowerment Zone: Description, Impact, and Lessons for Evaluation, The
                This report analyzes the impact of the Atlanta Empowerment Zone on resident outcomes.

                Recent Changes in Occupations Among Georgia's Labor Force

                FRC Report 225, February 01, 2011, Nevbahar Ertas, Glenwood Ross
                This report explores changes in the number and salary of jobs by occupational categories.

                Estimating The Revenue Loss From Food-For-Home Consumption

                FRC Brief 223, January 01, 2011, David L. Sjoquist, Laura A. Wheeler
                This brief discusses the estimation of the revenue effect from eliminating the state sales tax exemption of food-for-home consumption.

                  Latino Immigration and the Low-Skill Urban Labor Market in Atlanta

                  FRC Report 219, December 01, 2010, Cathy Yang Liu
                  This report examines the dynamic competition between Latino immigrants and black workers in Atlanta's low-skilled urban labor market from 1990 to 2008.

                  Some Issues Associated with Increasing Georgia's Cigarette Tax

                  FRC Brief 221, December 01, 2010, David L. Sjoquist
                  This brief provides revenue estimates for an increase in tobacco taxes, discusses social cost of smoking, and explores the effect on convenience store employment from increases in tobacco taxes.

                  Why was the 2007 and 2009 Employment Losses in Georgia So Large?

                  FRC Brief 213, October 01, 2010, Zackary Hawley
                  This brief investigates the employment loss in Georgia during the recent recession (2007-2009) and suggests three sources from which the loss comes--national growth trend, local industry mix and local competitive effects.

                  An Analysis of Water Related Infrastructure Spending in Georgia

                  FRC Brief 212, September 01, 2010, Peter Bluestone
                  This report examines the effects of past Georgia state and local government infrastructure investments and conservation policies on water quality and quantity and explores the necessary infrastructure investment to maintain future water quality and quantity.

                  Transit Infrastructure, Is Georgia Doing Enough? - Brief

                  FRC Brief 211, September 01, 2010, Peter Bluestone
                  This brief is the first of a series on Georgia's public infrastructure and focuses on transit infrastructure in the Atlanta region.

                  Transit Infrastructure, Is Georgia Doing Enough? - Report

                  FRC Report 211, September 01, 2010, Peter Bluestone
                  This report is the first of a series on Georgia's public infrastructure and focuses on transit infrastructure in the Atlanta region.

                  An Analysis of Water Related Infrastructure Spending in Georgia - Brief

                  FRC Report 212, September 01, 2010, Peter Bluestone
                  This brief examines the effects of past Georgia state and local government infrastructure investments and conservation policies on water quality and quantity and explores the necessary infrastructure investment to maintain future water quality and quantity.

                    Analysis of the Relative Decline in the Employment Income in Georgia - Brief, An

                    FRC Brief 205, December 01, 2009, John W. Matthews
                    This brief examines the change in employment income per job to better understand why income in Georgia has increased so much slower than in the rest of the U.S.

                    Analysis of the Relative Decline in the Employment Income in Georgia, An

                    FRC Report 205, December 01, 2009, John W. Matthews
                    This report examines the change in employment income per job to better understand why income in Georgia has increased so much slower than in the rest of the U.S.

                    Georgia Per Capita Income: Indentifying the Factors Contributing to the Growing Income Gap with Other States - Brief

                    FRC Brief 204, December 01, 2009, Sean Turner
                    This brief explores why Georgia's per capita personal income growth over the past decade has been slow, resulting in Georgia being ranked 50th in the nation in per capita income growth.

                    Georgia Per Capita Income: Indentifying the Factors Contributing to the Growing Income Gap with Other States

                    FRC Report 204, December 01, 2009, Sean Turner
                    This report explores why Georgia's per capita personal income growth over the past decade has been slow, resulting in Georgia being ranked 50th in the nation in per capita income growth.

                    Household Inequality in Georgia, 1980-2007

                    FRC Brief 199, September 01, 2009, David L. Sjoquist, Rayna Stoycheva
                    This brief explores the change in the distribution of income.

                    Georgia's Brain Gain

                    FRC Brief 194, March 01, 2009, Chandler B. McClellan, Jonathan C. Rork
                    This brief investigates trends in the interstate migration of young college graduates.

                    Options for Funding Trauma Care in Georgia

                    FRC Report 186, October 01, 2008, Peter Bluestone, Robert D. Buschman
                    This report examines several options for funding trauma care in Georgia through dedicated revenue sources, with the objective of raising approximately $100 million.

                    Trends in Georgia Highway Funding, Urban Congestion, and Transit Utilization

                    FRC Report 187, October 01, 2008, Peter Bluestone
                    This report examines transportation funding, as well as urban congestion and transit utilization in Georgia as well as six other states for fiscal years 2000 and 2005.

                    Closer Look at Georiga's Veteran Population, A

                    FRC Brief 177, May 01, 2008, Jonathan C. Rork
                    This policy brief looks at demographic characteristics of Georgia's veteran population and considers how the characteristics of veterans moving to Georgia between 1995 and 2000 differ from nonveterans.

                    Tracking the Economy of the City of Atlanta: Past Trends and Future Prospects

                    FRC Report 176, May 01, 2008, Glenwood Ross, David L. Sjoquist, Matthew Wooten
                    This report explores the changes in the level and composition of employment in the City of Atlanta over the last 25 years.

                    Georgia's Immigrants: Past, Present, and Future - Brief

                    FRC Brief 175, April 01, 2008, Douglas Krupta, John V. Winters
                    This brief uses data from the most recent decennial censuses to analyze and assess the composition and experience of immigrants to Georgia, with special attention paid to the Atlanta metropolitan area, where the majority of the immigrants have settled.

                    Georgia's Immigrants: Past, Present, and Future

                    FRC Report 175, April 01, 2008, Douglas Krupta, John V. Winters
                    This report uses data from the most recent decennial censuses to analyze and assess the composition and experience of immigrants to Georgia, with special attention paid to the Atlanta metropolitan area, where the majority of the immigrants have settled.

                    Analysis of HB 1323, Infrastructure Development Districts

                    Policy Memorandum, March 23, 2008, John W. Matthews
                    This memorandum examines issues associated with Florida's existing and Georgia's proposed districts.

                    Economic Impact of Motion Picture and Video Production in Georgia

                    Fiscal Impact 20, January 16, 2008, The FRC
                    This fiscal impact brief details the economic impact, including employment and tax revenue, associated with the film and video production industry in Georgia.

                    Selected Fiscal and Economic Implications of Aging

                    FRC Report 167, October 01, 2007, David L. Sjoquist, Sally Wallace, John V. Winters
                    This report considers pressures and potential benefits of an increased elderly population in Georgia.

                    Report on the City of Chattahoochee Hill Country. Potential Revenues and Expenditures - Brief

                    FRC Brief 168, October 01, 2007, Robert Egar III, John W. Matthews
                    Using Fulton County revenue and expenditure data and benchmarks developed from other Georgia city data, this brief evaluates the fiscal consequences of incorporating a new city of Chattahoochee Hill Country.

                    Report on the City of Chattahoochee Hill Country. Potential Revenues and Expenditures

                    FRC Report 168, October 01, 2007, Robert Egar III, John Matthews
                    Using Fulton County revenue and expenditure data and benchmarks developed from other Georgia city data, this report evaluates the fiscal consequences of incorporating a new city of Chattahoochee Hill Country.

                    Report on the City of South Fulton: Potential Revenue and Expenditures (Revised) - Brief

                    FRC Brief 169, October 01, 2007, Robert Egar III, John W. Matthews
                    This brief evaluates the fiscal consequences of incorporating a new city of South Fulton, using Fulton County revenue and expenditure data and benchmarks from other Georgia cities.

                    Report on the City of South Fulton: Potential Revenue and Expenditures (Revised)

                    FRC Report 169, October 01, 2007, Robert Egar III, John Matthews
                    This report evaluates the fiscal consequences of incorporating a new city of South Fulton, using Fulton County revenue and expenditure data and benchmarks from other Georgia cities.

                    Economic Impact of the Commercial Music Industry in Atlanta and the State of Georgia: New Estimates

                    FRC Report 159, August 01, 2007, Nikola Tasi_, Sally Wallace
                    This report documents the economic and fiscal impact of the industry, and changes in the impact from 2003 to 2007.

                    Status of Women in Atlanta: A Survey of Economic Demographic, and Social Indicators for the 15-County Area

                    FRC Report 153, May 01, 2007, Rachel Ferencik, John Matthews, Christine Moloi, et al.
                    This report provides a detailed overview of economic, demographic and social aspects of women and girls in the metro Atlanta region.

                    Self Sufficiency in Women in Georgia - Brief

                    FRC Brief 148, March 01, 2007, Sally Wallace
                    This brief uses one measure of self sufficiency to estimate the number of female headed households in metro Atlanta that fall below the self sufficiency standard.

                    Observations on the Dunwoody Study

                    Policy Memorandum, February 22, 2007, Robert Eger III
                    This memorandum reviews the analysis of the potential creation of the city of Dunwoody performed by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG), University of Georgia. Our evaluation focuses on the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and municipal service estimates of the CVIOG work.

                    Annexation in Georgia

                    Policy Memorandum, February 17, 2007, David L. Sjoquist
                    This memorandum explores the often contentious relationship between Georgia counties particularly on the issue of annexation.

                    Unemployment Insurance: Georgia versus the Southeast and the Nation

                    Fiscal Impact 19, January 17, 2007, The FRC
                    This fiscal impact brief provides background statistics on the unemployment insurance program in Georgia.

                    Inventory Taxes

                    FRC Report 136, December 01, 2006, John Matthews
                    This report reviews the potential effectiveness of inventory tax exemptions as an economic development incentive and presents alternative approaches to these exemptions.

                    Geographic Breakdown of Georgia's Interstate Migration Patterns - Brief

                    FRC Brief 137, December 01, 2006, Jonathan C. Rork
                    This brief looks at the geographic breakdown of Georgia's interstate migration patterns for both the elderly and non-elderly.

                    Number of Local Governments

                    Policy Memorandum, September 11, 2006, David L. Sjoquist
                    Georgia is known for having more counties than any other state except Texas. But how does Georgia compare in terms of other local governments which include counties, municipalities, school districts, and townships (of which Georgia has none).

                    Using Tax Increment Financing to "Clean Up" Brownfields

                    Fiscal Impact 17, April 18, 2006, The FRC
                    This fiscal impact brief explains the role of tax increment financing in economic development efforts.

                    Initial Analysis of HR 162, An

                    Policy Memorandum, March 06, 2006, David L. Sjoquist
                    An initial analysis of HR 162.

                    Georgia's Growing Hispanic Population

                    Fiscal Impact 16, March 02, 2006, The FRC
                    This fiscal impact brief provides statistics on the economic impact of Georgia's Hispanic population.

                    Analysis of Georgia's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Reserves - Brief

                    FRC Brief 123, March 01, 2006, Edward Sennoga
                    This brief analyses several aspects of Georgia's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, including the structure and the appropriate target level for the Trust Fund balance for the state of Georgia.

                    Analysis of Georgia's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Reserves

                    FRC Report 123, March 01, 2006, Edward Sennoga
                    This report analyses several aspects of Georgia's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, including the structure and the appropriate target level for the Trust Fund balance for the state of Georgia.

                    Demographics of Georgia III: Lesbian and Gay Couples - Brief, The

                    FRC Brief 124, March 01, 2006, Gregory B. Lewis
                    Using 2000 Census data, this brief compares the residential patterns, household incomes, house values, property taxes, and parenting patterns of Georgia's same-sex and different-sex couples.

                    Demographics of Georgia III: Lesbian and Gay Couples, The

                    FRC Report 124, March 01, 2006, Gregory B. Lewis
                    Using 2000 Census data, this report compares the residential patterns, household incomes, house values, property taxes, and parenting patterns of Georgia's same-sex and different-sex couples.

                    Demographics of Georgia IV: Hispanic Immigration Economic Policy Issues - Brief, The

                    FRC Brief 122, March 01, 2006, Felix Rioja, Neven Valev, Amanda Wilsker
                    This brief analyzes the economic policy issues in education, health care, the labor market, financial services and the fiscal impact arising from the large increase in Hispanic immigration in Georgia.

                    Demographics of Georgia IV: Hispanic Immigration Economic Policy Issues, The

                    FRC Report 122, March 01, 2006, Felix Rioja, Neven Valev, Amanda Wilsker
                    This report analyzes the economic policy issues in education, health care, the labor market, financial services and the fiscal impact arising from the large increase in Hispanic immigration in Georgia.

                    Demographics of Georgia I: Population in the State of Georgia: Trends and Projections to 2030 - Brief, The

                    FRC Brief 120, February 01, 2006, Glenwood Ross
                    This brief explores trends in Georgia population dynamics and projects population growth to the year 2030.

                    Demographics of Georgia I: Population in the State of Georgia: Trends and Projections to 2030, The

                    FRC Report 120, February 01, 2006, Glenwood Ross
                    This report explores trends in Georgia population dynamics and projects population growth to the year 2030.

                    Neighborhood Dynamics and Price Effects of Superfund Site Clean-Up - Brief

                    FRC Brief 113, October 01, 2005, Douglas Noonan, Douglas Krupka, Brett Baden
                    This brief uses census data to analyze the price effects of superfund site clean-up, inclusive of both direct price effects and indirect effects through clean-up's effect on neighborhood demographic transitions and reinvestment in the housing stock.

                    Neighborhood Dynamics and Price Effects of Superfund Site Clean-Up

                    FRC Report 113, October 01, 2005, Douglas Noonan, Douglas Krupka, Brett Baden
                    This report uses census data to analyze the price effects of superfund site clean-up, inclusive of both direct price effects and indirect effects through clean-up's effect on neighborhood demographic transitions and reinvestment in the housing stock.

                    Economic Development Best Practices

                    Policy Memorandum, July 26, 2005, David L. Sjoquist
                    This memorandum offers a major review of Georgia's BEST credits, as well as incentive programs in all Southeastern states.

                    Accountability for Economic Development Incentives in Georgia - Brief

                    FRC Brief 108, July 01, 2005, Jeanie Thomas
                    This brief identifies Georgia's major economic development incentives and other forms of public finance support and calls for a comprehensive evaluation of public expenditures in this area.

                    Accountability for Economic Development Incentives in Georgia

                    FRC Report 108, July 01, 2005, Jeanie Thomas
                    This report identifies Georgia's major economic development incentives and other forms of public finance support and calls for a comprehensive evaluation of public expenditures in this area.

                    Link Between Teen Childbearing and Employment in Georgia - Brief, The

                    FRC Brief 106, May 01, 2005, Lakshmi Pandey, Erdal Tekin, Sally Wallace
                    This brief analyzes teen births and employment of teen mothers.

                    Teen Childbearing and Public Assistance in Georgia - Brief

                    FRC Brief 107, May 01, 2005, Lakshmi Pandey, Erdal Terkin, Sally Wallace
                    This brief examines the link between teen births and welfare.

                    Status of Health and Pension Benefits for Employees of the State of Georgia in 2004

                    FRC Report 102, April 01, 2005, David P. Richardson
                    This report analyzes the Health and Retirement Package offer to employees of the State of Georgia.

                    Georgia's Healthcare Inventory for the Elderly

                    Fiscal Impact 5, March 17, 2005, The FRC
                    This fiscal impact brief presents a summary of the current status of elder-care facilities and programs to provide a baseline for analyses of future pressures on healthcare facilities and programs for the elderly in Georgia.

                    Health Status of Georgia's Elderly

                    Fiscal Impact 4, March 04, 2005, The FRC
                    This fiscal impact brief summarizes the health status of the elderly in Georgia.

                    Budgetary Implications of Georgia's Aging Population

                    Fiscal Impact 3, January 31, 2005, The FRC
                    This fiscal impact brief details the likely implications of an aging state population.