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2021 Economic Yearbook: Metro Atlanta

On the one hand, The Battery Atlanta was getting battered by COVID-19. With no baseball fans boosting the bottom line, the Cobb County mixed-use development saw revenue plunge 40% in the second quarter of 2020. But the restaurants dotting the…

2021 Economic Yearbook: Northwest

When life hands you lemons … make protective gear. That was the mantra of many business owners throughout Northwest Georgia last spring when COVID-19 threatened their livelihoods as well as the health and lives of those around them. “We had…

2021 Economic Yearbook: Northeast

In a year full of twists, the state’s Northeast counties held steady with the automotive, distribution and manufacturing sectors keeping employment up. More than 2,575 jobs were created through $2.03 billion in investments in the region, according to the Georgia…

2021 Economic Yearbook: Central

The heart of Georgia will play a major role in the recovery of the Peach State, which will exceed the national average in employment growth and inflation-adjusted Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2021, according to the Georgia Economic Outlook. The…

2021 Economic Yearbook: West Central

As the world slowly grinds back toward a new normal, rural areas with solid infrastructure like the West Central Georgia region are well positioned for the post-pandemic economy. With ample space and an inexpensive cost of living, the area is…

2021 Economic Yearbook: Southwest

Southwest Georgia is on the rise. Throughout this largely rural region, local economies are emerging from a pandemic pause and gearing up for expansion. Manufacturing and other sectors have been largely unscathed. Many continued to produce products and some found…

2021 Economic Yearbook: Southeast

Even in the shadow of a global pandemic, you can find some good economic news. In Southeast Georgia, most industry was deemed essential and avoided last year’s shutdowns, while the skyrocketing growth in e-commerce presented opportunities for the state’s ports…

2020 Economic Yearbook: Southeast Georgia

There’s big business, and then there’s the big business of global trade. Combine the longest economic expansion in U.S. history with Georgia’s major port in Savannah, and it’s no surprise things have been looking positively peachy in the southeastern part…