Georgia Tourism is $60.8 Billion Industry

ATLANTA – Those out of town guests who visit the Peach State have a $60.8 billion economic impact and contribute $3.1 billion in state and local tax revenue. “With a record economic impact of $60.8 billion, Georgia’s tourism industry is a powerful economic development tool for local communities and our state as a whole,” said Gov. Nathan Deal, … [Read more...]

Chilean Blueberries To Ship Into Savannah

Georgia's breakfast table just got a lot sweeter, with cheaper, fresher blueberries. U.S. Department of Agriculture has cleared the Port of Savannah to serve as a new entry port for Chilean blueberries, according to a news release posted Jan. 16, 2018 by the Georgia Ports Authority. Previously, the imported berries could only enter the U.S. … [Read more...]

2018 Predictions for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Access to the Atlanta Business Journal online is one of the benefits of membership in the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. Here's one of the reports with predictions for 2018. The report predicts that "the continued growth of the gig economy has strong potential to change the way SMB owners think about hiring." Read More … [Read more...]

Hurricane Rebuild to Boost Fourth Quarter Economy

ATLANTA - Despite doom and gloom estimates due to an unusually active hurricane season, third quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth came in at 3.0 percent, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “The loss of vehicles and damage to homes and equipment … [Read more...]

Atlanta Aims for Amazon HQ2

ATLANTA - Amid a dip in major corporate announcements in the Atlanta area, attention has turned to Amazon’s much anticipated second headquarters, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “Media have homed in on metro Atlanta and offered up various sites that … [Read more...]

GSU Economist Predicts 2017 Rate Hike And Tax Cut To Follow Debt Ceiling Theatrics

ATLANTA—Expect a personal income tax cut and a Federal Reserve rate hike following October debt ceiling deliberations that at times will border on theatrics, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “It will first get a bit shaky in October as the debt … [Read more...]

GSU Economist Predicts 2018 Tax Cut Gain for Middle Class

ATLANTA-After a tax cut for the middle class by the end of 2017, expect gross domestic product (GDP) growth above 2.0 percent in 2018 and 2019, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “While President Trump pursues trade skirmishes, the economy will … [Read more...]

Federal Reserve Director Spoke March 28 to GABB

Galina Alexeenko, Director of the Regional Economic Information Network of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta spoke to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on March 28. Here is a copy of her PowerPoint presentation on economic conditions. Georgia Business Brokers 3-28-17 Listen to an audio recording of her remarks here. The GABB … [Read more...]

Small Business Consultant Spoke Feb. 28 to GABB

GSU Small Business Center Consultant Spoke to GABB on Feb. 28 Richard “Tres” Crow, III, a business consultant with the Georgia State University Small Business Development Center, spoke on Feb. 28 to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. The GABB is the state's only association of professionals who help in the purchase and sale of … [Read more...]

Small Business Growth Offsets Potential Trade Skirmish Losses in Georgia

As President Donald Trump talks tough on trade, any actions he takes with China and Mexico will directly affect the Georgia economy, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “We expect President Trump’s trade skirmishes to bite into Georgia’s transportation, … [Read more...]