Jeff Humphreys

Jeff Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that despite metro Atlanta's uptick in unemployment, its economy is set to rebound.

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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