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Old 09-05-2015, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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The data, compiled by policom.com, is listed in 2 columns. The 1st places the metros by their overall rank in the data & the 2nd list is done alphabetically.
There are various links at the site that include an explanation of what data was compiled to achieve the rankings.
As a side note, the nearby Rome, Ga. area was ranked very close to the bottom of the list.

2015 Metro
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:35 AM
 
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Seems the data is based on wages, earnings, income, per capita income, and growth but doesn't take into account the cost of living or doing business. So it doesn't seem to paint a complete picture if you ask me.
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Econ Strength

It's much, much more than those few factors fermie... But perhaps what you are looking for would be found in a different type of survey.
As noted at the methodology page (linked above) at the site, "The formulas used to measure economic strength measure how the economy has performed, not what caused it to perform."
In the same sub-heading area, there is a very long list of the types of specific data that went into computing the "Economic strength".
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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So Atlanta dropped from 35 to 61 from 2014 to 2015 in Economic Strength? Seems odd. The economy is stronger than ever.
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:25 PM
 
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Not sure about this study...
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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So Atlanta dropped from 35 to 61 from 2014 to 2015 in Economic Strength? Seems odd. The economy is stronger than ever.

I wish that were the case.
There has been some discussion in various AJC blogs and elsewhere about how Georgia has been fairing relatively poorly in wage & income growth since around the year 2000.
Prior to then, it had been rising rapidly in comparative rank in per capita income among the other 49 states.
Since that benchmark date however, the state has not apparently not attracted the mix of jobs to continue that rise in rank. As a result, Georgia's per capita income rank has fallen dramatically.
Given that Atlanta is the engine that drives the state of Georgia, there must be something that has been lacking in the type of jobs that metro Atlanta has been generating for the rise of Georgia in per capita income ran to have stalled & sharply reversed since the year 2000.
The comparative rankings noted at the following link from 2013 are truly sobering.

Georgia down to 40th in per capita income | Online Athens
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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So Atlanta dropped from 35 to 61 from 2014 to 2015 in Economic Strength? Seems odd. The economy is stronger than ever.
The data for the 2015 rankings goes up to 2013, so basically the ranking is already outdated.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:13 AM
 
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It's not outdated. Most data of this sort, has a lag. The important thing to look for are the trend and undercurrent of the economy.
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:10 AM
 
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It's not outdated. Most data of this sort, has a lag. The important thing to look for are the trend and undercurrent of the economy.
Of course it's outdated; we already have access to 1Q and 2Q 2015 economic data and this study only goes to 2013. It's outdated.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:04 PM
 
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The ATL is doing pretty well with some strong spots but we are not the land of milk and honey.
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