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Old 03-24-2019, 07:40 AM
 
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https://www.brookings.edu/research/h...eat-recession/

The accompanying article and table graphics give further weight to where Atlanta seems to be going...
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:08 AM
 
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Oh, it's part of the Metro Monitor project. I knew about that as they make periodic updates to the data. The article should have said that but alas, lazy journalism.
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:41 AM
 
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Statements comparing Atlanta to Houston and Seattle need to be more detailed. Seattle is a more educated metro than Atlanta. Seattle's economy is Tech, the Port and Boeing. Port and Boeing jobs can also be high paying as they are unionized and Boeing is almost a monopoly in its industry, thus, able to generate even better revenue to share with its employees.

For Houston, again, its a big port city (more foreign tonnage than any other in the U.S.) i.e. union work for blue collar residents. Second, its petrochemical, where also non-college grads can secure good paying jobs in the oil field. Third, Houston has the biggest medical/healthcare complex anywhere in the western hemisphere, aka The Texas Medical center. We all know healthcare is a growth field with good paying work. Atlanta's economy is its air connections, post-secondary education cluster, banking, film industry and tourism.
You kind of wash over Atlanta medical industry, broader logistics industry etc, but it's doesn't matter because it's irrelevant to what I'm about to say anyways. lol


Most of the US GDP, of metros etc. are not middle class or even upper middle class. Other wise it's not the thousands of tech workers salaries it's the CEO and owners of these million companies that ballooning some metro GDP.


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ality_-_v2.png


https://www.economist.com/sites/defa...ity1108a_1.png

So looking at GDP or even medium income is not a accurate look at the growth of the middle and upper middle class. So to some extent is not measuring people moving up from poverty but rather just a bragging about few more million and billionaire. Atlanta does have a big issue with upward mobility but medium income is not how to measure that.
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:50 AM
 
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You kind of wash over Atlanta medical industry, broader logistics industry etc, but it's doesn't matter because it's irrelevant to what I'm about to say anyways. lol


Most of the US GDP, of metros etc. are not middle class or even upper middle class. Other wise it's not the thousands of tech workers salaries it's the CEO and owners of these million companies that ballooning some metro GDP.


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ality_-_v2.png


https://www.economist.com/sites/defa...ity1108a_1.png

So looking at GDP or even medium income is not a accurate look at the growth of the middle and upper middle class. So to some extent is not measuring people moving up from poverty but rather just a bragging about few more million and billionaire. Atlanta does have a big issue with upward mobility but medium income is not how to measure that.
*Median* income, not "medium."
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