At UGA’s 35th annual Georgia Economic Outlook, experts from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business expect Georgia’s economy to match last year’s outstanding performance due to economic development projects, housing recovery and steady population growth. According to a UGA Today press release, Terry College Dean Benjamin C. Ayers delivered Georgia’s economic forecast, prepared by the college’s Selig Center for Economic Growth, to about 600 business leaders, government officials and chamber delegates at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Georgia’s growth rate will outpace the national average in 2018, he said at the event. The state’s employment will rise by 2 percent, nearly twice the 1.1 percent gain expected for the nation, and the personal incomes of Georgians will grow by 5.8 percent, higher than the national average of 5.5 percent.
Source: The Red & Black