Lackluster Investment Dragging Down GDP Growth

ATLANTA-A severe lack of investment, especially in technology, explains why gross domestic product (GDP) growth has stalled, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “In the current expansion, investment growth has been a paltry 4.1%, compared to 10.6% in … [Read more...]

Global Woes Set to Impinge on Georgia’s Growth

Despite strong domestic consumption, Georgia’s dependence on the global economy is set to make an impact on the state’s growth, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “Our manufacturers and exporters sent almost $40 billion of goods to the global … [Read more...]

Georgia Film Tax Credits – not just for big business

By Andrew L. Moore, CPA Over the past several years Georgia has grown to become one of the top states in the country for film production, largely as a result of the Georgia Film, Television, and Digital Entertainment Tax Credit. Currently extended to January 1, 2019, Georgia allows for a 20 percent tax credit for companies that spend $500,000 or … [Read more...]

Location Expert to Speak July 26 about Georgia’s Film Industry

ATLANTA-- Lee Cuthbert, a Location Specialist for Georgia’s Film, Music and Digital Entertainment office, will speak about the impact of the film industry on Georgia’s economy  at the July 26 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB). GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses and help them establish the sales price … [Read more...]

Economic Forecast: Momentum Wrong for June Rate Hike

ATLANTA-Despite last week’s media reports hinting at a June rate hike after the Federal Reserve’s May meeting, expect Janet Yellen and company to wait until March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “The Federal Open … [Read more...]

Noted Economist to Speak to GABB on March 29

Noted Georgia economist Roger Tutterow, a Kennesaw State University Professor of Economics, will speak March 29 to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. The GABB, the state’s only professional association dedicating to buying and selling businesses and franchises, will meet at 10:30 a.m. on March 29 at the South Terraces Conference … [Read more...]

Despite Global Headwinds, Georgia Maintains its Growth Drive

ATLANTA -Fourth quarter job gains in Georgia proved resilient in the face of global turmoil, and domestic demand will continue to buoy job growth in the Peach State, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Dhawan pointed to 2015 growth in four key sectors … [Read more...]

U.S. Stock Market, Business Investment Hold Keys to Future Fed Hikes

U.S. Stock Market, Business Investment Hold Keys to Future Fed Hikes ATLANTA—The first Federal Reserve rate hike since June 2006 is highly likely to occur in December provided certain conditions prevail, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of … [Read more...]

Georgia Business Brokers Hear Economic Development Report

ATLANTA-- Shirlynn Brownell of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the State of Georgia’s sales and marketing arm, spoke about Georgia’s economic climate for small- and medium-sized businesses at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB). GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses and help … [Read more...]

Pratt’s Stats Private Deal Update 3Q2015

Pratt's Stats Contribution to GABB Newsletter … [Read more...]