The area will add 68,000 jobs, Humphreys said. “That is faster growth than what I expect for the state or for the U.S. overall.”
Prospects for metro Atlanta have brightened for several reasons, Humphreys said:
- The housing recovery matters more here than elsewhere.
- Population shifts are again bringing people to town.
- New technologies in sectors like health care and mobility are doing well here.
- The region is not very vulnerable to expected federal cuts, he said.
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