AJC Business Journalist to Speak March 26

Award-winning Atlanta Journal-Constitution economics and business writer Michael E. Kanell will speak to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on March 26. He'll discuss how he covered economic trends and take questions. The GABB is the state's leading association of professionals who facilitate the purchase and sale of businesses and … [Read more...]

Georgia’s Job Growth Continues with Moderation on the Horizon

ATLANTA–Job additions in Georgia increased from 72,100 new jobs in 2017 to 103,500 job gains in 2018, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. But, job growth had a seesaw pattern, particularly in high paying catalyst sectors such as corporate, manufacturing and … [Read more...]

Rate Hikes on Hold Until September, Global Economic Breather Affects U.S. Growth Momentum

ATLANTA–The 35-day partial government shutdown was likely economically insignificant except for those who suffered delayed paychecks, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. “The real bad news was the severe drop in retail sales in December,” Dhawan wrote in his … [Read more...]

New SBA Loans on Hold During Government Shutdown

Business Buyers and Sellers and their Brokers may face an unusual stall on closing their deals due to the federal government shut down. GABB President Dean Burnette says, "I'm in the final stages of closing a deal right now. Fortunately, our SBA Lender got an authorization number the night before the shut down so we will receive our … [Read more...]

Georgia’s Business Climate Tops in the Nation

ATLANTA - Georgia's business climate has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the sixth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade publication, according to Gov. Nathan Deal. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for six consecutive years under leadership by the same … [Read more...]

Economic Forecast: Midterm Results Should Ease Corporate Anxiety

Midterm Results Should Ease Corporate Anxiety; Fed to Hike Rates Once in 2019 ATLANTA–The upcoming split control of Congress should somewhat assuage nervousness in the business sector, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “Political gridlock is … [Read more...]

Corporate Sector Bounce-Back Leads Georgia Job Growth

ATLANTA–Georgia’s job additions in the third quarter nearly equaled the entire job additions in the first half of 2018, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “In the first six months of 2018, the Peach State saw job gains of 35,600, just slightly above … [Read more...]

Domestic-Demand Sectors Drive Georgia Job Growth

ATLANTA–Georgia’s job creation in the first six months of 2018 primarily arose from domestically driven sectors, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. The state created 36,300 jobs in the first half of the year, lower than the last half of 2017 and … [Read more...]

Flattening Yield Curve Signals Single Remaining Rate Hike in 2018

ATLANTA–Expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in September, then hold firm until long-term interest rates inch up, Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business says. “In his July testimony, Fed Chairman Jay Powell pretty much sealed September’s rate hike,” Dhawan … [Read more...]

GSU Economic Forecaster Advises Patience for Remainder of 2018

ATLANTA–Following a quarter-point rate hike in March, expect the Federal Reserve to raise rates twice more this year, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “We will get a rate hike in June,” Dhawan wrote in his “Forecast of the Nation,” released … [Read more...]