Covid 19

Economy: Housing Boom

Despite COVID-19, Georgia’s homebuilding industry did very well in 2020 and is likely to rise in 2021. The boom will be broadly based and will include increases in sales of new and existing homes, permits to build single-family and multi-family…

COVID’s Cardiac Connection

When the COVID pandemic first started, scientists were struggling to learn as fast as the virus was spreading. Inevitably, that meant that guidance changed as knowledge grew. They’re still learning – in December, for example, the Centers for Disease Control…

Economy: Continued Recovery

The COVID-19 recession was brief but steep and did a lot of damage to Georgia’s economy. The peak-to-trough drop in employment was 11%, worse than the 8% drop caused by the Great Recession. But, unlike the Great Recession, the COVID-19…

Southwest Georgia: Constant Activity

You can’t keep a good region down. While the nation’s economy continues to be impacted by the pandemic, economic developers across Southwest Georgia are singing the same tune: activity is constant. Whether it’s an expansion bringing jobs to a community,…

At Issue: Healthcare Band-aids

In 2021 one of the biggest issues Georgia faces will be access to healthcare and insurance coverage. Much of the back and forth over healthcare has revolved around hot political arguments over Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act. This year, the…