|About the Survey
The survey was emailed to 2568 mayors, council members, managers and clerks. GMA received 722 responses for a response rate of 28.11%.
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According to city officials, workforce development and infrastructure are the top two areas requiring the most attention to keep Georgia competitive.
GMA's 2012 Municipal Issues Survey also revealed that, as in past years, job creation/economic development is the most important issue facing Georgia's cities, now and over the next five to ten years.
Taken each year a few weeks before the association's Annual Convention, the results of the survey are used to gauge what's on the mind of Georgia's city officials. GMA also incorporates some of the responses into its Annual Convention sessions.