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Checking in: The State of Metro Atlanta’s Economy

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Checking in: The State of Metro Atlanta’s Economy


By Paul Donsky

How’s metro Atlanta’s economy doing?

That’s a complicated question. First of all, the region’s economy is diverse, and it’s big: If it were a country, it would rank somewhere between Norway and the United Arab Emirates, two oil-rich countries.

And while we’re still in recovery mode from the financial crisis, the stock market has been on a wild, bumpy ride of late, and everyone from economists to politicians are scouring the data for signs that another slowdown might be on the horizon.

All that said, there are numbers we can dig into, courtesy of the data experts at the Atlanta Regional Commission, who recently took a deep dive into the region’s economy in their 2019 Economic Snapshot. Read on.

What are your thoughts?