Economy

Recession in 2019?

I’m really big on closure these days.  At the beginning of the year, we spoke about the prospect of a recession in 2018 with Tom Cunningham, Chief Economist at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and a former economist at the Atlanta Fed.  It’s December and many, many people are asking the same question about [...]

By | 2018-12-13T11:47:14-04:00 December 13th, 2018|0 Comments

More than Mexican Food

Demography is destiny.  Yes, this is a cliché. But, it’s also the truth.  While I hear age demographics discussed from a million different angles in mid-market business trends, I find the discussions of changing race and ethnic demographics to be less nuanced.  We talk ad nauseum about millennials—their impact on corporate culture, their values, the [...]

By | 2018-12-05T10:37:39-04:00 December 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Will Netflix Start an Avalanche?

In 2016 there were more major films shot in Georgia than in California, or in the whole countries of Canada or England. Since the  30% tax incentive plan, called HB 1100, took effect in 2008 the entertainment industry in Georgia has increased over 20 times, from $93 million in direct spending in 2007 to 2.02 [...]

By | 2018-09-27T12:26:35-04:00 September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Are We Ready to Retrain 73 Million Workers?

Every so often I like to take a step back and examine some of the megatrends that continually come up in conversation with guests from across various industries. This is one of those weeks, and Artificial Intelligence is one of those pervasive topics that has crossed industry lines throughout the history of our show. It [...]

By | 2018-08-16T08:51:59-04:00 August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Tariffs and the Force Majeure

Remember that first-year economics class on tariffs?  For many companies in the US, that lesson is no longer academic. Tariffs on steel imports went into effect in March of this year, creating a shock to many industries, including construction, on which we focus this week.  A trade war is now in full swing, and businesses [...]

By | 2018-07-12T09:36:29-04:00 June 21st, 2018|0 Comments