Terry College of Business

Selig Center for Economic Growth

Created to convey economic expertise to Georgia businesses and entrepreneurs, the Simon S. Selig Jr. Center for Economic Growth is primarily responsible for conducting research on economic, demographic, and social issues related to Georgia’s current and future growth. Dedicated in December 1990, the Selig Center improves upon its predecessor, the Division of Research, which was established in the late 1940s.

Through its range of projects — major economic impact studies, economic forecasts, publications, information services, and data products — the center’s efforts help to guide business decisions and public policy directions. In doing so, the Selig Center has become the Terry College of Business’s most visible public service unit.

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Georgia Economic Outlook

The Economic Outlook series annually draws several thousand influential business and governmental leaders around the state. Directed by the Terry College of Business, this popular series has become the most comprehensive and detailed look at the future economy in Georgia.

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The Selig Center produces two annual economic reports available for purchase.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address

E201 Ivester Hall
650 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

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Research, Contracts, and Grants

Widely known for our applied economic and market research, the Selig Center also conducts special studies upon a client’s request. For example, we have produced economic impact studies for the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Ports Authority. However, we are available to do special analyses for private sector businesses, too. We will work with you to define research objectives and prepare a proposal for the work to be conducted. These commissioned studies are handled on a fee-for-service basis.

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Historical Housing Data

We have monthly housing permit statistics dating back to 2000. In some cases the data dates as far back as 1985. Review all of this information online, for free.

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Interactive Data

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