economy

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 | 2018-06-21T10:00:08+00:00 June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Be the Last Company Standing

We all want to forget.  But, ten years ago, we were in the worst economic contraction since the Depression. This week’s guests remember it well.  Jim Chapman, now President of the Georgia Home Builder’s Association, told us that the organization went from 4500 members to 450. His company, Jim Chapman Communities, was in that last [...]

By | 2018-05-03T10:41:19+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Tom Cunningham with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

About the Show On this CEO Exclusive, we talk with Tom Cunningham with the Metro Atlanta Chamber about economic trends and the economic outlook for 2018. About Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Thomas J. Cunningham is Senior Vice President and the Chief Economist for the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC).  Tom joined the MAC in July [...]

By | 2018-03-21T06:09:55+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

Jeremy Stratton and Lisa Smith with Clayton County Chamber of Commerce

About the Show On this CEO Exclusive we discuss economic development and some of the trends that are happening in the Atlanta area with Jeremy Stratton and Lisa J. Smith with Clayton County Chamber of Commerce. About Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Jeremy Stratton has been the CEO of the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce [...]

By | 2018-03-21T06:28:06+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments