Fact File

Georgia Budget & Policy Institute | August 5, 2014

Georgia’s mid-wage industries comprised 52% of private sector job losses during the Great Recession but only 15% of job gains during the economic recovery.

Georgia Budget & Policy Institute | May 13, 2014

Changes to Georgia's tax laws during the 2014 Legislative Session are estimated to cost local governments over $153 million between FY 2015 and FY 2019.

National Association of Realtors | April 2, 2014

A majority of Americans favor a neighborhood with a mix of houses, stores, and other businesses that are within walking distance, rather than neighborhoods requiring driving between home, work, and recreation.

Southern Education Foundation | October 18, 2013

At 57%, Georgia ranks sixth in the nation for the percentage of public school students that come from low-income households.

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education | September 26, 2013

Individuals with a bachelor degree or higher earn 2.6 times more than someone with less than a high school diploma and have an unemployment rate that is significantly lower.

National Association of Counties | August 8, 2013

The estimated costs of the repeal of tax-exempt status on municipal bonds would have cost Georgia taxpayers $12.3 billion between 2003 and 2012.

Urban Land Institute | May 28, 2013

More than half of Americans prefer neighborhoods that are close to shops, have a mix of incomes, and have public transportation.

American Society of Civil Engineers | March 27, 2013

Between now and 2020, the infrastructure investment shortfall in the U.S. will grow to over $1 trillion.

National League of Cities, National Association of Counties & U.S. Conference of Mayors | March 13, 2013

The imposition of a 28% benefit cap on interest income on municipal bonds would have increased costs by over $173 billion since 2003.

Fiscal Research Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University | January 31, 2013

A new report shows that Georgia lost tens of thousands of "prime" or "premium" jobs in the decade from 2000-2009, predating much of the impact of the recession.

Georgia Budget & Policy Institute | November 27, 2012

After reaching a peak of about $55,000 in 2006, Georgia’s median household income in 2011 is virtually the same as it was in 1990, considering inflation.

PlaceEconomics | October 25, 2012

A small building sitting empty for one year in a small-town commercial district will have a negative economic impact of $386,750.

Georgia Budget & Policy Institute | September 26, 2012

To fill Georgia's "jobs deficit" - the combination of jobs previously lost and those that must be created to keep up with population growth - by July 2015, Georgia would need to create 14,000 jobs per month.

Council on Foreign Relations | August 24, 2012

Needed maintenance on the nation's highways and transit systems would require increasing the $48 billion the federal government currently spends annually on capital investments by at least 60%.

American Planning Association | July 13, 2012

A recent American Planning Association poll found that two-thirds of Americans believe their community needs more planning to promote economic recovery.

Knight Foundation | May 31, 2012

A Knight Foundation report finds that KaBOOM! projects help volunteers and local organizations cultivate the skills, confidence and inspiration to get more involved in their communities.

Pew Center for the States | April 27, 2012

Georgia grouped among 26 states that fail to measure whether business tax credits, exemptions, and deductions deliver what is promised.

U.S. Treasury Department | March 23, 2012

Nearly 90 percent of the jobs in the sectors that benefit most from infrastructure spending are middle-class jobs.

U.S. Conference of Mayors | February 29, 2012

The recovery is very uneven across US regions, with the southeastern and southwestern metros, who were most affected by the housing bubble, looking ahead to years of recovery.

Building America's Future | August 16, 2011

U.S. infrastructure has fallen from first place in the World Economic Forum's 2005 economic competitiveness ranking to number 15 today.

American Society of Civil Engineers | July 27, 2011

Deteriorating surface transportation infrastructure will cost the American economy more than 870,000 jobs, and suppress the growth of the country's Gross Domestic Product by $3.1 trillion by 2020.